Books Simon Garfield Books by Simon Garfield Simon Garfield has written books about: Digital Culture Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Art & Design Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Simon Garfield New In Paperback Nov. 4-10: 'On The Map,' Beneath The Big Top And In Detroit November 5, 2013 In softcover fiction, Jill McCorkle's cluster of retirees faces death with humor and sorrow. In nonfiction, Lawrence Wright peeks into the world of Scientology, Simon Garfield charts a history of maps, Jonathan Cott recalls his friendship with John and Yoko, Duncan Wall spins yarns about the circus and Mark Binelli welcomes us to his Detroit. Author Interviews Mapping A History Of The World, And Our Place In It January 7, 2013 On the Map author Simon Garfield speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the history of maps, how they can be used as political tools, and how GPS and modern mapping applications are changing the way we see ourselves and our place in the world. Mapping A History Of The World, And Our Place In It Listen· 7:47 7:47 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/168090325/168771168" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews New History Puts Cartographers' Art 'On The Map' January 2, 2013 Maps do more than help us get around, Simon Garfield makes evident in his tour through the history and science of map-making. They can unlock vast wealth, solve mysteries of science, project political power — even trace the outlines of the divine. New In Paperback Meant To Be: 'The Marriage Plot,' The First Couple And 'Just My Type' September 5, 2012 Jeffrey Eugenides traces a love triangle, while Sebastian Barry examines a woman's well-lived life. In nonfiction, Jodi Kantor explores the Obamas' marriage, David Margolick revisits Arkansas school integration, and Simon Garfield romps through the history of type. Best Books Of 2011 Booksellers' Picks: Catch The Year's Freshest Reads December 9, 2011 Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from independent booksellers Lucia Silva, Rona Brinlee and Daniel Goldin. This winter, their top picks range in subject from toasters to typeface, odd bookmarks to old Volkswagens, department stores to pasta design. Booksellers' Picks: Catch The Year's Freshest Reads Listen· 7:20 7:20 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143222944/143429557" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript iStockphoto.com Author Interviews Know The Font Of This Headline? You're 'Just My Type' September 4, 2011 Are you an Arial person? A Times New Roman? A Garamond? Like the car you drive or the clothes you wear, your typeface can help express your personality. Author Simon Garfield talks about the fashion of fonts ... and why so many people hate Comic Sans. Know This Headline's Font? You're 'Just My Type' Listen· 4:37 4:37 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140126278/140178639" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Fond Of Fonts? Check Out 'Just My Type' September 1, 2011 Simon Garfield's lively, richly illustrated history of typefaces is an eye-opening — and sometimes eye-straining — read.