For the last 40 years, poet Richard Shelton has been helping prisoners in Arizona reclaim their humanity. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Shelton about his work.
February is Black History Month — but it's also a month to celebrate the lost art of letter writing. K. Tempest Bradford examines the overlap, and recommends some good historical letter collections.
Poet and author Quan Barry — born in Vietnam but raised in America — says she wants her new novel to help get rid of some of the preconceptions Americans have about Vietnam as a quagmire.
A 22-year-old book proposal from George R.R. Martin to his publisher gives host Scott Simon a window into the early plotlines of the Game of Thrones fantasy series.
No, really, don't. Reviewer Michael Schaub says David Duchovny's new novel Holy Cow is a mess of corny humor and half-baked, phoned in plotting. Fans may want to believe — but they shouldn't.
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. But how did they get there, and why do they look the way they do? Michael Rosen looks for answers in his new book Alphabetical.