Lynn Neary Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent and a frequent guest host often heard on Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.
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Lynn Neary
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Lynn Neary

Correspondent, Arts Desk and Guest Host

Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent and a frequent guest host often heard on Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.

In her role on the Arts desk, Neary reports on an industry in transition as publishing moves into the digital age. As she covers books and publishing, she relishes the opportunity to interview many of her favorite authors from Barbara Kingsolver to Ian McEwan.

Arriving at NPR in 1982, Neary spent two years working as a newscaster during Morning Edition. Then, for the next eight years, Neary was the host of Weekend All Things Considered. In 1992, she joined the cultural desk to develop NPR's first religion beat. As religion correspondent, Neary covered the country's diverse religious landscape and the politics of the religious right.

Over the years Neary has won numerous prestigious awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award, an Ohio State Award, an Association of Women in Radio and Television Award and the Gabriel award. For her reporting on the role of religion in the debate over welfare reform, Neary shared in NPR's 1996 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Award.

A Fordham University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Neary thinks she has the ideal job and suspects she is the envy of English majors everywhere.

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'Mad Men' Creator Defends Himself Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

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National Book Awards, The Industry's Oscars, Awarded In New York

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Matthew Weiner attends the Mad Men Live Read at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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'Mad Men' Creator Says Writing A Novel Is Nothing Like TV Writing

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Kirkus Changes Review After 'American Heart' Draws Outrage As 'White Savior Narrative'

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Amy Tan (pictured with her family in 1959) found startling information about her parents while sifting through a treasure trove of family papers. Courtesy of Amy Tan hide caption

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Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In 'Where The Past Begins'

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Chris Jackson And The Book Industry's Attempts To Diversify

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British Writer Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

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No Shortlist Of Nominees For The Nobel Prize In Literature

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In 'Forest Dark,' A Building In Israel Connects 2 Searching Souls

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Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

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John le Carré, whose real name is David Cornwell, once worked as a British intelligence officer. His 1974 novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, also centers on George Smiley. Kirsty Wigglesworth/dapd/AP hide caption

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In 'A Legacy Of Spies,' John Le Carré Goes Back Out In 'The Cold'

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The Library of Congress is home to The Alexander Hamilton Papers — a collection of 12,000 items. You can view the documents online. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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I Saved Every Letter You Wrote Me: The Library of Congress Digitizes Hamilton

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Books at Amazon's New York City store are shelved with the covers facing out and organized around features that originated on the website, including "Most Wished For" and "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

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Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

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Author Elin Hilderbrand fell in love with summer as a kid, at the cottage her family rented on Cape Cod. Nina Subin hide caption

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Writer Elin Hilderbrand, 'Queen Of Summer,' Wears Her Crown Proudly

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