This week — inspired by our brand new book app — we're sharing some of our hosts' and journalists' favorite books of the entire year. Audie Cornish, David Greene, Michel Martin and Deb Amos are just a few of the app's staff contributors.
Biographies, nonfiction, novels, comics — this is where Monkey See books coverage comes together.
In the past five years, NPR has brought you 80-plus year-end book lists. This year, we've decided to change it up. Introducing NPR's Book Concierge: our guide to more than 200 of 2013's great reads.
If you look around the internet, you'll see a bunch of people writing novels this month. And talking about it a lot.
Allie Brosh is an artist whose drawings have covered sugar highs, silly pets, and childhood humiliations. But it's her writing about depression that has sparked the most discussion in recent months.
When you see a valuable comic locked up in a safe, it's fair to wonder whether it's really intended for people other than ardent fans to enjoy, or even to know about. But a new documentary airing on PBS uses superheroes to tell a larger tale of American popular entertainment.
With a new book out that purports to be a novel but actually isn't, James Franco seems to have mastered celebrity in an unexpected way. He has so many images at this point — stoner, student, artist, bro — that he seems to have no image at all.
In the first of a series of posts about the process of publishing a first novel, Martha Woodroof talks to agents about how they fall in love with new authors and what it takes to get from the first romantic blush to a solid business relationship.
Claims have recently emerged that there will be more stories published from famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger. While this was treated as something of a bombshell in book circles, Susan Stamberg remembers when Salinger's editor at The New Yorker gave her a hint — over 30 years ago.
If we can't tell stories about the hardest things to live through, how do we tell stories about those who live through them?
To be or not to be? The choice is yours in Ryan North's Choose Your Own Adventure rewrite of Hamlet. Shakespeare's classic play is humorously re-imagined, but offers a new look at its themes for the modern reader, including a new take on its female characters.
BuzzFeed's Joseph Bernstein compiles a list of books that are signs of serious character flaws in people who say these are their favorites. But these books are not the problem, nor are the people reading them. The problem is jumping to conclusions.
When parents aren't sure how to approach a difficult subject, they sometimes turn to other media — and Linda Ellerbee is happy to lend a hand. She's been the host of Nickelodeon's NickNews for 22 years, and her one rule of thumb is don't dumb it down.
Some experts are concerned that both in-school assignments and the books kids read for pleasure may not be challenging them enough.
When a fan of romance novels meets a pair of high heels, much better things ensue than you might expect.
Rita Wilson talked to Tell Me More on Friday about editing a section of The Huffington Post.