The winners of this year’s National Book Critics Circle awards, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in America, will be announced tonight at the New School in New York City. Continue reading
Have the institutional fabrics that used to ensure average citizens a secure place in American society come unraveled in the last few decades? Jeffrey Brown talks to George Packer about his award-winning book, "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," and the growing social stratification in the U.S. Continue reading
Known for her poetry and her rock ‘n’ roll, music legend Patti Smith has now been honored for her prose with a National Book Award, given out Wednesday night in New York.
Lawrence Wright is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.” His documentary on the subject, “My Trip to al-Qaeda,” premieres on HBO next week.
Jeffrey Brown talks to Nicholas Carr, author of “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” which looks through the lens of neuroscience to see how the Internet shapes our brains.
The winner of this year’s National Book Award for nonfiction tells the story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, who rose from humble means to amass a vast fortune, build the country’s largest fleet of steamships and control a railroad empire.