Journalist and historian Craig Fehrman has written a book called “Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote.” He sits down with John Yang to discuss the long history of presidential writing, the strategy…
“It will make your writing much better in the end,” says Shane Bauer.
By Courtney Vinopal
Malcolm Gladwell is an acclaimed journalist, author and host of the podcast “Revisionist History.” In his latest book, “Talking to Strangers,” he explores how humans tend to misjudge each other during their first encounters, often perceiving conflict and danger where…
Terese Marie Mailhot, author of our January pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “Heart Berries,” and Jeff announces the February book selection.
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Vinopal
By Courtney Vinopal
"I found myself writing the book professors wanted me to write," said author Mailhot, before she decided to strip her "fiction for the truth." Leaving expectations behind, she wrote a memoir, "Heart Berries," because, she said, you have to deal…
By Associated Press
Wurtzel, whose blunt and painful confessions of her struggles with addiction and depression in the best-selling “Prozac Nation” made her a voice and a target for an anxious generation, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
Susan Choi’s novel “Trust Exercise” takes place in a high school for the performing arts in an unnamed southern city. But the subjects examined, including consent, power and memory, are universally relevant. “Trust Exercise” won the 2019 National Book Award…
By Jeffrey Brown
Madeline Miller, author of our December pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “Circe,” and Jeff announces the January book selection.
By Elizabeth Flock
Author Madeline Miller reimagined a reviled minor goddess from the "Odyssey" into a powerful figure who finds herself through hard work and dedication.
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