Books Sam Taylor Books by Sam Taylor Sam Taylor has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Sam Taylor Review Book Reviews 'Seventh Function' Is A Postmodern Mashup Of Fact, Fiction And Philosophy August 1, 2017 Laurent Binet's new novel starts with the death of French literary critic Roland Barthes and spins out a postmodern mystery packed with philosophical heavy hitters — and one bemused detective. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews 'Arab Of The Future' Chronicles The Challenges Of A Cross-Cultural Childhood Fresh Air November 9, 2015 Former Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Riad Sattouf grew up in the Middle East and France with a French mother and Syrian father. "I hate nationalism," he says. "Comic book author [is] my first nationality." 'Arab Of The Future' Chronicles The Challenges Of A Cross-Cultural Childhood Listen · 28:33 28:33 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/455303187/455346726" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Rage And Humor Alternate In 'Arab Of The Future' October 29, 2015 Cartoonist Riad Sattouf uses a loose-limbed comic style to tell the story of his harsh early childhood in Libya, Syria and France — but the cartoony look belies the book's anger and icy cynicism.