Last year, authors brought us stories of immigration, ideas about and identity politics, and creative takes on mythology and literary ambition.
By Alexandra D'Elia
In 2018, notable new books often reflected and supplemented conversations around current trends, topics and events. Author Ann Patchett and Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada join Jeffrey Brown to share their favorite books of the year.
Keith and Kenny Lucas, identical twins, integrate philosophy into parts of their comedy.
By Gabriela Martinez, Gretchen Frazee
Nate Blakeslee, author of our October pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer questions from readers, plus Jeff announces November’s book.
By Jeffrey Brown
PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown joins Rich Fahle of PBS Books to interview more than a dozen public figures and authors at the National Book Festival. Watch it live here.
By Joshua Barajas
Here are 10 suggestions for those looking for never-too-late reads. Maybe you’ll be convinced to finally read “Moby-Dick,” all 200,000 words of it.
Parents and teachers are committed to the same goal of helping a child become a successful reader, but the classroom isn’t structured in a way where a child gets consistent individual attention. That’s where a parent can step in.
By PBS NewsHour
What’s the secret to writing novels? Or baking a perfect cake? Or even being a good friend? Author Ann Patchett says it’s all about the ability to stay focused and stop multitasking. Patchett gives her humble opinion on stretching your…
By Jennifer Hijazi
"Exit West" author Mohsin Hamid shares his daily writing routine, favorite books and the best bit of writer's advice he's ever received.
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