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'On Immunity' author Eula Biss finds vaccine controversies are as social as they are medical.
Kirkus Prize finalists include Dinaw Mengestu, Sarah Waters, Thomas Piketty, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth.
"The moment of coming out is really the end of a story — and the beginning of a new one," says @rblancopoet
"When men share their experiences, it's bravery and when women share their experiences, it's ... 'TMI.'" @lenadunham on "oversharing"
Today on @nprfreshair: @lenadunham on sex, oversharing and writing about lost 'Girls'
Book News: Listen to the first-timers nominated for the PEN prize. Also: new books from Lena Dunham and Marlon James.
Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension
From Glass To Artificial Light: The Innovations That Got Us To 'Now'
'Guests' Is A Story Of Mystery, Manners And Dramatic Love
Virtual Reality, Corporeality Collide In Cronenberg's First Novel
Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word
Writer Paul Theroux: The Short Story Is 'Diabolically Hard To Master'
'Love Is The Drug' For A Teen Caught In A Dystopian D.C.
"It's about as Roman a spectacle as we probably have in major sports." - Author John Branch on fighting in the NHL:
'Boy On Ice' Explores The Emotional And Physical Toll Of Dropping The Gloves
What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Pet's Behavior
As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion
NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of September 25, 2014
NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of September 25, 2014
NPR Bestsellers: Week Of September 25, 2014
NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of September 25, 2014
NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 25, 2014
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fall Books And Great Detectives
Book News: A Prize In Memory Of Peace Picks Its Winners
Book News: Amtrak Unveils Writers Picked For A Residency On The Rails
'Clockwork Dagger' Is A Thought-Provoking Steampunk Adventure
Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths
After Childhood Abuse, 'Times' Columnist Says He Chose Life Over Vengeance
Book News: Author J. California Cooper, Whose Simple Prose Drew Acclaim, Dies
It's time for (Pop Culture) Happy Hour! Hear our friends at #PCHH discuss exciting fall books and great detectives.
#FridayReads! @mthomps: The Magician King @katchow: Big Little Man @LuisClemens: Checklist Manifesto @BethNovey: Boy On Ice. What about you?
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize this year goes to Bob Shacochis, for fiction, and Karima Bennoune, for nonfiction.
New York Times columnist @CharlesMBlow tells @nprfreshair that, after childhood abuse, he chose life over vengeance.
Clockwork Dagger is a thought-provoking steampunk adventure about how heroes don't always fit definitions. @BethCato
All aboard! Amtrak announces the inaugural class of its brand-new writers residency program. (Including @ghweldon!)
'Against Football' is one fan's "reluctant manifesto" on why he thinks it's time to abandon the sport.
Scott Westerfeld's new novel 'Afterworlds' honors beloved YA tropes while also coyly subverting them.
Tighty-whities-clad hero Captain Underpants has once again topped the list of most-challenged books.
Too graphic? Comics and graphic books are the focus of this year's Banned Books Week.
Author J. California Cooper, known for her "deceptively simple and direct" prose, has died at the age of 82.
"Life doesn't care if the plot feels clumsy," @WillBoast writes in 'Epilogue: A Memoir.'
'Sally Heathcote' is a historically accurate graphic novel that breathes new life into the story of women's suffrage.
The characters in 'Florence Gordon' are so believable you expect to run into them ordering from the deli at Zabar's.
Robert Peace "died violently and pointlessly a mile from where he'd grown up," says his former roommate Jeff Hobbs.
Jeff Hobbs remembers his college roommate, who was murdered at age 30, in 'The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace'
A Publishers Weekly survey finds nearly 9 in 10 employees at publishing houses identify as white or Caucasian.
Vintage Books has announced it will release nine of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's works as English-language e-books.
Actor Ron Perlman talks with @nprfreshair about his new memoir, 'Easy Street (The Hard Way).' @perlmutations
"To me it wasn't controversial. It's what every child has a right to know," says sex ed author Robie Harris
'It's Perfectly Normal,' a sex education book for children, is one of the most banned books of the past two decades.