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'A Fatal Inheritance' follows a family's struggle with cancer across generations

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Larry Ingrassia, former managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, about his latest book, "A Fatal Inheritance," which details his family's struggle with cancer.

Sat May 18, 2024 15:54
Peter S. Beagle on his new novel, the hero's journey, and why villains talk so much

A reluctant hero's quest, a can-do princess, and an evil wizard who just can not shut up: NPR's Scott Simon talks with Peter S. Beagle about his new novel, "I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons."

Sat May 18, 2024 15:03
A new book celebrates author Kazuo Ishiguro and singer Stacey Kent's collaboration

Author Kazuo Ishiguro and jazz singer Stacey Kent turned a friendship into a songwriting collaboration. Sixteen lyrics have been compiled in a new book The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain.

Fri May 17, 2024 00:29
Writer Carvell Wallace on past pain and forgiveness: Letting go is 'always available'

Wallace is known for his celebrity profiles, but his new memoir, Another Word For Love, is about his own life, growing up unhoused, Black and queer, and getting his start as a writer at the age of 40.

Thu May 16, 2024 18:57
'Whale Fall' centers the push-and-pull between dreams and responsibilities

Elizabeth O'Connor's spare and bracing debut novel provides a stark reckoning with what it means to be seen from the outside, both as a person and as a people.

Thu May 16, 2024 15:27
Two new novels investigate what makes magic, what is real and imagined

Both of these novels, Pages of Mourning and The Cemetery of Untold Stories, from an emerging writer and a long-celebrated one, respectively, walk an open road of remembering love, grief, and fate.

Wed May 15, 2024 13:12

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