Illustrator Simon Stålenhag has put together a compilation of short stories to accompany his haunting, gorgeous paintings of an alternate Sweden full of aliens and strange technology. And dinosaurs.
The libraries will be closed for Lincoln's birthday on Friday, February 12, 2016 and for President's Day on Monday, February 15, 2016.
Simon Critchley, a British philosopher, has penned an offbeat essay — or is it an autobiographical novel? A memoir thick with fictions? Whatever it is, Memory Theater makes for a delightful read.
Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.
Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast has hit the French bestseller list a half century after its publication, all because of a French granny. A 77-year-old Paris woman who lives near the Bataclan concert hall gave a TV interview that went viral. In the interview, she calls on her countrymen to read Hemingway's novel of living it up in the "City of Light."
Mary Gaitskill's new novel chronicles the complex relationship between a poor black girl from Brooklyn and her middle-aged white benefactors. Maureen Corrigan calls The Mare a "raw, beautiful story."
In his new book, Sam Phillips, music writer Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of the Sun Records label. Guralnick says Phillips rejected perfection in favor of spontaneity and individuality.
Walker, the young son of actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, inspired his father to write a book about a day in the life of a mixed-race child.
NPR's Michel Martin talks with author Dawn Lerman about her book My Fat Dad, an exploration of the many ways food shapes our connection to family.
Dominic Ziegler's thrillingly thorough geo-history follows the Amur River from its origin on the Mongolian steppes, along the Trans-Siberian Railway and through centuries of Eurasian history.
The writer, whose Between The World And Me was the winner of this year's National Book Award in nonfiction, talks about his process and the classmate and friend to whom he dedicated the award.
Javier Sierra's new The Master of the Prado follows a graduate student — also named Javier — who gets caught up in a web of arcane theories about the paintings in the famous Madrid museum.
Looking for a recipe for pickled herring or blood pancakes cooked in reindeer fat? Chef Magnus Nilsson's The Nordic Cookbook has these recipes and nearly 700 others.
The woman behind "You're So Vain" has stories for days about love and music. On the occasion of a new memoir, she joins NPR's Scott Simon to unfold a few of them.
Ernest Hemingway's memoir A Moveable Feast is being celebrated for what it, in turn, celebrates: Paris as an exciting place of ideas, a nexus of people who love life and the arts.
A newly minted National Book Award winner and a new Netflix series have us fully occupied this week, but we've also got plenty making us happy.
Edward Carey wraps up his Iremonger trilogy with a bang, as the mysterious family of the title marches on their alternate version of London; it's that rare third book that sticks the landing.
Curtis White is no enemy of science, but his new book criticizes what he sees as today's overreliance on rigid thinking and social organization, and our unquestioning optimism about technology.
The winners announced Wednesday night included Adam Johnson in fiction, Ta-Nehisi Coates in nonfiction, Robin Coste Lewis in poetry and Neal Shusterman in young people's literature.
The authors won the literary prize in the fiction and nonfiction categories, respectively. Also taking home awards were Robin Coste Lewis, for her debut poetry collection, and Neal Shusterman.
A new stage play finds Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf at the controls of an oddly horror-free version of the Stephen King novel.