Lynn Neary Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent and a frequent guest host often heard on Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.
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Lynn Neary
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Lynn Neary

Correspondent, Arts Desk and Guest Host

Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent and a frequent guest host often heard on Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.

In her role on the Arts desk, Neary reports on an industry in transition as publishing moves into the digital age. As she covers books and publishing, she relishes the opportunity to interview many of her favorite authors from Barbara Kingsolver to Ian McEwan.

Arriving at NPR in 1982, Neary spent two years working as a newscaster during Morning Edition. Then, for the next eight years, Neary was the host of Weekend All Things Considered. In 1992, she joined the cultural desk to develop NPR's first religion beat. As religion correspondent, Neary covered the country's diverse religious landscape and the politics of the religious right.

Over the years Neary has won numerous prestigious awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award, an Ohio State Award, an Association of Women in Radio and Television Award and the Gabriel award. For her reporting on the role of religion in the debate over welfare reform, Neary shared in NPR's 1996 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Award.

A Fordham University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Neary thinks she has the ideal job and suspects she is the envy of English majors everywhere.

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In 'Forest Dark,' A Building In Israel Connects 2 Searching Souls

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Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

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John le Carré, whose real name is David Cornwell, once worked as a British intelligence officer. His 1974 novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, also centers on George Smiley. Kirsty Wigglesworth/dapd/AP hide caption

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In 'A Legacy Of Spies,' John Le Carré Goes Back Out In 'The Cold'

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The Library of Congress is home to The Alexander Hamilton Papers — a collection of 12,000 items. You can view the documents online. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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I Saved Every Letter You Wrote Me: The Library of Congress Digitizes Hamilton

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Books at Amazon's New York City store are shelved with the covers facing out and organized around features that originated on the website, including "Most Wished For" and "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

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Author Elin Hilderbrand fell in love with summer as a kid, at the cottage her family rented on Cape Cod. Nina Subin hide caption

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Writer Elin Hilderbrand, 'Queen Of Summer,' Wears Her Crown Proudly

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Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

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What Makes A Good Whodunit? 'Magpie Murders' Author Spells It Out

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Denis Johnson, Author Who Wrote 'Jesus' Son,' Dies At 67

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Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

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Joshua Ferris On The 'Lack Of Self-Awareness' Of His Characters

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

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Trombone Shorty's new album, Parking Lot Symphony, comes out April 28. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

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In Ann Brashare's Latest, Two Kids From A Fractured Family Meet At Last

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Cynthia Nixon plays Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies' new film A Quiet Passion. "I think she was afraid of life," Davies says. "Like a lot of geniuses, she had — skin missing. And that makes you very, very vulnerable." Johan Voets/Hurricane Films/Courtesy of Music Box Films hide caption

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New Film Celebrates Emily Dickinson's Poetry And 'Quiet Passion'

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