June 30, 2014 Also: marketing and gender stereotypes; notable books of the week.
June 27, 2014 Also: Radio Open Source finds an old interview with David Foster Wallace in the WBUR archives; elevator criticism.
Spanish novelist Ana Maria Matute is pictured in 2010 in Barcelona, Spain, after winning the Cervantes Prize.
June 26, 2014 Also: Barnes & Noble splitting in two; a new Judy Blume novel is coming out next year.
Visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition in May at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York.
June 25, 2014 Also: Lena Dunham on discovering Alice Munro; Yiddish linguistics.
James Patterson writes suspense and thriller novels as well as children's books. He runs the children's literacy campaign ReadKiddoRead.
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June 24, 2014 Also: The Moscow Times pays a visit to a secret Soviet erotica collection; a poem by late Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska.
June 23, 2014 Also: Spanish police break up a suspected book-counterfeiting ring; notable books of the week.
Author Salman Rushdie, seen in January 2013, was also lauded by the judges for "his countless private acts of kindness."
June 20, 2014 Also: an excerpt from Marilynne Robinson's next novel; the problem of translating Proust.
June 18, 2014 Also: NPR Books launches a new series called "Book Your Trip"; David Levithan on why it's important for LGBTQ characters to be well represented in YA novels.
The Apple logo hangs outside San Francisco's Moscone Center earlier this month during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
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June 17, 2014 Also: Sherlock Holmes is now (mostly) in the public domain; Daniel Genis writes about celebrating Bloomsday in prison.
June 16, 2014 Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez is a Colombian author whose works include The Sound of Things Falling and The Informers.
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June 13, 2014 Also: Alix Ohlin writes about the Swedish author Tove Jansson; Charles Wright speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.
June 12, 2014 Also: Leslie Jamison is writing two new books; a poem by Rowan Ricardo Phillips.
June 11, 2014 Also: Eric Hill, creator of the Spot the Dog series, has died; Karl Ove Knausgaard looks at his uncomfortable relationship with celebrity.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes.
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June 10, 2014 Also: a rare new story by Haruki Murakami; a U.S. ambassador is sworn in on a Kindle.
Maya Angelou answers questions in April during the unveiling of her portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Portrait
June 9, 2014 Also: Edan Lepucki interviews her agent; Karl Ove Knausgaard on the downsides of success.
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