Lynn Neary Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.
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'The Martian' Started As A Self-Published Book

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Austin Reed was an indentured servant who set fire to his employer's farmhouse after he was whipped for "idleness." Reed was sent to The House of Refuge, the nation's first juvenile reformatory, and later sentenced to serve in New York's Auburn State Prison (above) in 1840. Courtesy of Penguin Random House hide caption

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Written Behind Bars, This 1850s Memoir Links Prisons To Plantations

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Actor Gregory Peck and novelist Harper Lee in 1962, on the set of the Universal Pictures release To Kill A Mockingbird, in which Peck plays Atticus Finch. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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The Measure Of Harper Lee: A Life Shaped By A Towering Text

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'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee Dies

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It was recently announced that Aaron Sorkin will be adapting To Kill A Mockingbird for Broadway. Above, Scout's legs are tired after a particularly long "walk and talk." (Not really.) Above, Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch with Mary Badham as Scout and Phillip Alford as Jem in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee's novel. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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To Sorkin A Mockingbird: Screenwriter Will Adapt Novel For Broadway

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Herman Wouk Says He's A 'Happy Gent' At 100

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'Last Stop On Market Street,' 'Finding Winnie,' Win U.S. Children's Book Prizes

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A survey from the Authors Guild reveals a 30 percent decline in author income since 2009. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

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What Exactly Does An Editor Do? The Role Has Changed Over Time

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Best-Selling Author James Patterson To Award $1.75 Million In Literary Grants

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Restrictions In Travel Leave Cuban Migrants Stranded On The Way

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Obama To Deliver Speech On Terrorism And San Bernardino Attacks

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National Book Awards Handed Out In New York City

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Hemingway, Mailer, PewDiePie? YouTube Stars Hit The Best-Seller Lists

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