Author Interviews NPR interviews with top authors and the NPR Book Tour, a weekly feature and podcast where leading authors read and discuss their writing. Subscribe to the RSS feed.

Judge Michael Zusman's bialys are topped with roasted onions, poppy seeds and coarse salt. Daniel Zwerdling/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Daniel Zwerdling/NPR

A Judge's Cookbook Reveals The Secrets Of Bialys And Bagels

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/256871192/258717432" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Elizabeth Smart Shares About Her Faith And Kidnapping

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/258687244/258687248" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Havisham' Offers A Peek Behind That Decaying Wedding Veil

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/257556258/257822134" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Booking A Flight For The 'Golden Age Of Hijacking'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/257659576/258178755" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Shavit's 'My Promised Land Examines Israel's Complexities

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/257255745/257255746" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

After A Cancer Diagnosis, Lessons In Priorities

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/256874611/256874612" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Pinball convention-goers play on a bank of Stern machines at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The company is no longer the only pinball manufacturer. Julie Jacobson/AP Photo hide caption

toggle caption
Julie Jacobson/AP Photo

A Pinball Monopoly, Camel Trekking In Texas, Charles Dickens' Mistress

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/256396674/256404096" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Brighter Side Of Darkness: For Some, The Night Inspires

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/255440773/256003560" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"I can't let my life be this. Because if I give up now, that's what my life will be. I'll never walk out the front door." — Shane Koyczan James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

toggle caption
James Duncan Davidson/TED

What's It Like To Be Young And Bullied?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/255814090/259387684" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"People just don't see things, this is where you need visual thinkers like me ... we need the different kinds of minds." — Temple Grandin James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

toggle caption
James Duncan Davidson/TED

Can Autism Be An Asset?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/255744345/259387453" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Pat Neely Shares Holiday Comfort Food Ideas

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/255454386/255454389" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A prolific author, Paul Auster has published dozens of works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Lotte Hansen/Courtesy of Henry Holt & Co. hide caption

toggle caption
Lotte Hansen/Courtesy of Henry Holt & Co.

A Personal 'Report From The Interior' Of Author Paul Auster

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/250022407/251364454" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

54 Days In The Eternal City: A Christian 'Pilgrimage' For Lent

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245243863/251284708" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

StoryCorps: A Decade Of 'Ties That Bind'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/251281773/251281787" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript