Books: Book Reviews, Book News, and Author Interviews NPR's brings you news about books and authors along with our picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.

The British TV series National Treasure (available on Hulu) features Robbie Coltrane as a beloved comedian who has been accused of sexual assault, and Julie Walters (right) and Andrea Riseborough as his wife and daughter. Joss Barratt/Hulu hide caption

toggle caption
Joss Barratt/Hulu

Critic's 'Ghost List' Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/570123235/570537390" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Step by step visual instructions for rolling the pavlova with peaches and blackberries. We use plums instead of peaches for our holiday version. Peden + Munk hide caption

toggle caption
Peden + Munk

Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568819659/570387520" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Laura Roman/NPR

Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568305196/570200735" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In the late 1930s, The Story of Ferdinand briefly outsold Gone With The Wind. Penguin Young Readers hide caption

toggle caption
Penguin Young Readers

'Ferdinand' The Peaceful Bull Gets His First Full-Length Film

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/570093107/570093108" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Examining The Role Self Awareness Plays In Sexual Harassment

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/569767166/569767167" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/569241086/569601060" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR

In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/569283151/569601078" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Wayne Lo (left) is serving two life sentences at a Massachusetts prison for killing two people, including Greg Gibson's (right) son, Galen. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of StoryCorps

25 Years Later, He Speaks To The Man Who Killed His Son

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568929063/569345970" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Exploring Politics And Religion In 'Three Daughters Of Eve'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/569345908/569345909" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Cartoon County' Looks Back At The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568550021/568609487" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The 2017 NPR Book Concierge: Get Your Read On

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568507016/568507017" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Do Politics Matter In Poetry? New Biography Explores The Case Of Ezra Pound

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/566911390/568340916" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Nuclear War Planner' Reflects On The Cold War And Assesses The Current Threat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568310782/568340893" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In 'Hiddensee,' Gregory Maguire Gets Under The Shell Of 'The Nutcracker'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/567792951/568133106" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Debut Author Channeled Her 'Darker Bits' Into A Man Booker Shortlist Novel

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/567465301/567974948" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chris Matthews speaks onstage at the 2015 Ripple Of Hope Awards in December 2015 in New York City. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for RFK Human Rights hide caption

toggle caption
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for RFK Human Rights

Chris Matthews On The 'Raging Spirit' Of Bobby Kennedy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/567850025/567974936" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript