November 21, 2013 Also: a debate on the value of literary prizes; Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton on prize-related nightmares; and Doris Lessing's reaction to winning the Nobel.
September 17, 2013 Also: Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to publish a memoir; changes at the National Book Awards; a new short story by Tessa Hadley.
September 13, 2013 Also: J.K. Rowling will write a screenplay set in the magical world; Tina Brown is coming out with a memoir.
November 14, 2012 Erdrich's novel is laced with emotional nuance, and demonstrates in painful detail the legal and cultural obstacles to prosecuting rapists on a North Dakota reservation. Katherine Boo's acclaimed Behind the Beautiful Forevers – about life in a slum in Mumbai, India — won the nonfiction award.