Petra Mayer Petra Mayer is an editor at NPR Books, focusing on genre fiction.
Petra Mayer at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 21, 2019. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Marking The Centennial Of Author Ray Bradbury's Birth

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Orwell's 'Animal Farm,' Around For Decades, Almost Wasn't Published

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San Diego Comic-Con Moves Online Due To The Pandemic

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NPR Books Summer Reader Poll To Focus On Books For Kids This Year

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Novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafon presents his then-new book The Labyrinth of the Spirits at a Barcelona church in 2016. Pau Barrena/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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