Frodo, Bilbo, Kullervo: Tolkien's Finnish Adventure

While still at university, J.R.R. Tolkein became fascinated by Finnish mythology, abandoning his Classics degree to adapt the epic Story of Kullervo — work that led to the creation of Middle Earth.

'Every Heart' Is A Doorway To Winning Fantasy

Seanan McGuire's new novella takes the classic portal fantasy — a group of kids who stumble into magical worlds and are forever changed — and gives it poignant new life.

'The Red Parts' Offers No Easy Answers

Author Maggie Nelson's aunt was murdered decades ago. Her new book chronicles the trial that ensues when the old, cold case is reopened. It's an uneasy masterpiece that avoids quick catharsis.

Encore: Author Explores The Murder Of Kitty Genovese

Winston Moseley, the man who brutally murdered Catherine "Kitty" Genovese in March 1964, has died in prison at age 81. This story originally aired on March 3, 2014, on All Things Considered.