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'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'
Neil Young Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars
Book Offers A Get-Wit-Quick Workout
The Feathery Saga Of A 'Sucker For Unwanted Birds'
TV Giant Norman Lear Shares Gems From 92 Years Of 'Experience'
Actor Alan Cumming Is Not His 'Father's Son'
A Slow Simmer Of Grief And Strength In 'Nora Webster'
AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Is A Hit Show With Two Meanings
'Schiaparelli': The Shocking, Shadowed Life Of A Fashion Icon
For This Baseball Season, Roger Angell Has Just The 'Ticket'
'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart
Book News: Get To Know Patrick Modiano, The Newly Minted Nobel Laureate
Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle
Berlin Wears The Scars Of Its Past All Over
'Bad Paper' Explores The Underworld Of Debt Collection
French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Literature Nobel
Literature Nobel Goes to French Novelist Patrick Modiano
Simple Sketches Of A Complicated Cure In 'The Hospital Suite'
Nobel Literature Judge Disparages Western Writers - Again
A Mortician Talks Openly About Death, And Wants You To, Too
In Cronenberg's 'Consumed,' An Appetite For Sex, Death And The Latest Gear
Book News: Bob Dylan's Lyrics Get Their Own Book — And It's Massive
A Hairy, Sardonic Fable In 'The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil'
In 'Lila,' A Nomad Finds Solace And Love In The Arms Of A Preacher
Just in time for @NY_Comic_Con, our own @nprmyu reports on the difficulties faced by women in comics.
And it's time for my favorite thing, #FridayReads! I'm on my way to @NY_Comic_Con and I hope to pick up something fabulous there. You?
Book News: Get to know the mystery Nobel Lit winner, Patrick Modiano:
Artist John Porcellino's HOSPITAL SUITE is "less an account of hospitalization than a saga of medical bewilderment."
The Swedish Academy: The #nobelprize2014 in Literature is awarded to the French author Patrick Modiano.
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just waiting for the nobel prize for literature to be announced...sitting here with Lynn Neary, Tom Cole, @Petramatic and Andrew LImbong
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Watching the #nobelprize2014 countdown LIKE A HAWK! Stay tuned ...
Coffee maker set, clothes laid out, 2 alarms set - catch me on @nprnews tomorrow TOO EARLY with the literature #nobelprize2014 announcement!
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"Death is going to happen to you ... please consider facing it," says SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES author @TheGoodDeath
Our reviewer @ghweldon, possessor of a very tidy beard, praises new graphic novel THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL:
"The characters were still with me," says Marilynne Robinson of revisiting previous works in her new novel, LILA
From our buddies at @NPRCodeSwitch, A CHOSEN EXILE, the story of racial passing in America:
"These guys are like guerrilla warriors," says author @jonathaneig about the secretive creators of the Pill:
Today in Book News: Bob Dylan's lyrics have been compiled in a huge, 1000-page book (insert appropriate quote here)
"They were big ol' things with vacuum tubes, they glowed and they let off heat." @WalterIsaacson on early computers:
"We have to stop expecting [greatness] so that we can allow our presidents to be good," says author @aarondmiller2
Critic Maureen Corrigan calls FLORENCE GORDON a "witty, nuanced and ultimately moving" portrait of a difficult woman:
Have you been waiting and waiting and waiting for ANCILLARY SWORD? Oh yes you have! And here's @GLValentine's review!
Fmr CIA Chief & Defense Secy Leon Panetta discusses Obama's battle against ISIS. His book 'Worthy Fights' is out now.
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Book News: The secret of the lockbox jewels? Sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery ... but it's about Agatha Christie!
I did stop with Killing #7, "It just took me 700 page," says A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS author @MarlonJames5
Via @npralltech, the forgotten female pioneers of computer programming:
Book News: As prize week begins, odds-on Nobel favorite Haruki Murakami releases a new short story in @NewYorker
A 'Post-Post-Colonial' Take On The Violent Birth Of Modern Jamaica
For Her First Trilogy, Jane Smiley Returns To Iowa, 'Where The Roots Are'