Books Joan Biskupic Books by Joan Biskupic Joan Biskupic has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Politics & Public Affairs Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Joan Biskupic Chief Justice John Roberts attends the 37th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 7, 2014, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Review Author Interviews In 'The Chief,' An Enigmatic, Conservative John Roberts Walks A Political Tightrope March 22, 2019 Reporter Joan Biskupic portrays the chief justice as a dedicated conservative who now "has the court he's always wanted" — and she says the law "will likely be what he says it is." In 'The Chief,' An Enigmatic, Conservative John Roberts Walks A Political Tightrope Listen · 7:02 7:02 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/701754699/706462352" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Joan Biskupic, author of a new book about Justice Sonia Sotomayor, says she was "intrigued by the fact that ... the arc of her life was actually the same trajectory of the rise of Latinos in America." Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP Law How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms October 7, 2014 Longtime Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice. How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms Listen · 6:54 6:54 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/353515075/354230955" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'American Original' December 29, 2009 In this sharp-eyed chronicle, Joan Biskupic details how Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's formative experiences translate into his strict constructionist reading of the U.S. Constitution — and how his self-proclaimed unwavering interpretations are often anything but concrete. Best Books Of 2009 Fit To Print: Top Five Current Affairs Books Of 2009 December 29, 2009 If these books prove anything, it's that the legacy of nonfiction storytelling is still very much alive. Steve Weinberg's picks reflect the depth and diversity of the 2009 current affairs library, ranging from investigations of the role of women in America to a look at what it means to sit supreme on the highest court in the U.S. Author Interviews Scalia Book Explores The Man Behind The Justice November 12, 2009 In American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, author Joan Biskupic examines the justice's life as the son of Italian immigrants. She also explores his conservative views from interviews with him, his critics — and his writing. "His core essence comes out not so much in the majority opinion, but in his dissents," she says. Scalia Book Explores The Man Behind The Justice Listen · 7:46 7:46 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120350132/120350430" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Callie Neylan/NPR Opinion What We're Reading What We're Reading: Nov. 10 - 16, 2009 November 10, 2009 More staff picks of standout books. This week, new nonfiction: Newspaperman Harold Evans traces his rise, while poet Mary Karr details her fall — and redemption. Nina Totenberg reads the Scalia biography. And great detective writers reveal the origins of their famous sleuths.