Barrie Hardymon Barrie Hardymon is the Senior Editor at NPR's Weekend Edition, and the lead editor for books.
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Barrie Hardymon

Barrie Hardymon

Senior Editor, Weekend Edition

Barrie Hardymon is the Senior Editor at NPR's Weekend Edition, and the lead editor for books. You can hear her on the radio talking everything from Middlemarch to middle grade novels, and she's also a frequent panelist on NPR's podcasts It's Been A Minute and Pop Culture Happy Hour. She went to Juilliard to study viola, ended up a cashier at the Strand, and finally got a degree from Johns Hopkins' Writing Seminars which qualified her solely for work in public radio. She lives and reads in Washington, DC.

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'Game Of Thrones' Comes To An End

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'Nearing 90,' Judith Viorst Says She's Never Been Happier

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Young Adult Fiction Uses Myths To Keeps Traditional Storytelling Alive

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

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'Goodnight Moon' Author Margaret Wise Brown Was No Old Lady Whispering Hush

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Carrie Fisher, The Novelist

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Writing 'Career Of Evil' Gave Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) Nightmares

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Sizzling-Hot Reads For Those Cold Winter Nights

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