This week, host Brittany Luse chats with author and culture critic Brandon Taylor about his latest novel, The Late Americans. The book is set in Iowa City and follows several characters pursuing love, art and the promise of prosperity. They discuss what's so American about The Late Americans, and how it's a departure from what's currently seen as fashionable in fiction.
Brandon Taylor on art, loving across class and why he writes sex scenes
Amanda Gorman says she wrote "The Hill We Climb" — which she read at President Biden's inauguration — "so that all young people could see themselves in a historical moment." Gorman is seen here in February, at the Grammy Awards.
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Translator Angela Rodel, left, and author Georgi Gospodinov have won the 2023 International Booker Prize for Time Shelter. They are pictured above in London on May 23, 2023.
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A school district's book screening process didn't violate civil rights laws — but it should have done a better job of handling the process, the U.S. Department of Education says.
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Romance writer Kennedy Ryan made history in 2019 as the first Black author to win one of the most prestigious romance fiction prizes — the RITA Award in the Best Contemporary Romance: Long category, for Long Shot.
Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the U.S., has sued a Florida county school board over its decisions to ban and restrict access to books. Joining the lawsuit are five authors, two parents of students and the advocacy group PEN America.
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Andy Cohen, the face of Bravo, says being a dad is his biggest challenge yet. "Everything has changed. My axis has changed. My priorities have changed. The way I live my life every day has changed," he said.