Books Chad Harbach Books by Chad Harbach Chad Harbach has written books about: Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Chad Harbach iStockphoto.com Pop Culture Happy Hour First Novels: The Weird, Thrilling Trip Through A Very Narrow Door May 16, 2014 Martha Woodroof talks to first novelists including Chad Harbach (The Art Of Fielding) about how it feels to gut out the unlikely path that takes a book from idea to publication. New In Paperback Plot Twists: Big League Dreams, Being A Mother And 'The Garden Of Beasts' May 9, 2012 It's a rich week for fiction, with new novels from Ann Patchett and Jennifer Weiner, and a debut by Chad Harbach that marries a literary sensibility with a love of baseball — plus Jorie Graham's new poetry collection. In nonfiction, Erik Larson is back with the story of an American ambassador in Germany in 1933. Author Interviews In 'Fielding,' Baseball Meets The White Whale December 19, 2011 Chad Harbach's debut novel, The Art of Fielding, is as much about literary fiction as it is about baseball. The book follows a talented college shortstop destined for big-league stardom — until a routine throw goes wrong and his life starts to fall apart. In 'Fielding,' Baseball Meets The White Whale Listen · 17:02 17:02 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143964939/143964932" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Best Books Of 2011 Year-End Fiction Wrap-Up: The 10 Best Novels Of 2011 Fresh Air December 14, 2011 2011 was a terrific year for fiction — both from first-time novelists and much-decorated veterans. Maureen Corrigan's recommendations range from Karen Russell's dazzling debut, to David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, to what may be the Sept. 11 novel. Year-End Wrap-Up: The 10 Best Novels Of 2011 Listen · 7:05 7:05 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143293240/143703807" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Opinion Best Books Of 2011 What Sticks: Five 2011 Books That Stay With You December 1, 2011 This year, the best books are those that remain with readers long after they turn the last page. Whether a sprawling nonfiction narrative, a riveting first novel or a wrenching memoir, these keepers are unforgettable. Review Best Books Of 2011 Plot Driven: Alan Cheuse's Top 5 Fiction Picks November 29, 2011 Critic Alan Cheuse likes his books thoughtfully plotted — and 2011 has made him a happy reader. A tiger haunts, a teen flees, ballplayers dream and vampires reign in beautifully conceived stories from new and distinguished authors. Author Interviews Zen And 'The Art of Fielding': Baseball As Life October 1, 2011 Chad Harbach's acclaimed debut novel, The Art Of Fielding, is full of wins and losses. But when a star player chokes, the book raises big questions about the things we chase in life — and what happens when we fall short. Zen And 'The Art of Fielding': Baseball As Life Listen · 8:45 8:45 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140846356/140980556" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Fielding,' A Winning Take On Life And Baseball August 31, 2011 There's more to The Art of Fielding than the art of fielding; Chad Harbach's smart and human debut novel weaves together portraits of camaraderie and love, betrayal and victory.