“The Testaments" is the greatly anticipated sequel to Margaret Atwood’s hit dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Though it’s fiction, Atwood says she doesn't "put anything in that doesn’t have a precedent in human history.” Jeffrey Brown spoke with Atwood recently…
Margaret Atwood shared some of the other influential dystopian fiction that helped lay the groundwork for “The Handmaid’s Tale," with the author nodding to the work of George Orwell, H.G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin, among others.
For some families, ensuring economic stability requires a wrenching choice: to leave children behind and find work abroad. Author Jason DeParle has written a book, “A Good Provider is One Who Leaves,” that traces three generations of a single Filipino…
By Associated Press
St. Martin's Press announced Thursday that her memoir, currently untitled, will come out in Fall 2020.
Celeste Ng, author of “Little Fires Everywhere,” and Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "The Woman Warrior," join Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about our August pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This. Ng selected “The…
By Elizabeth Flock
Have you and your child read "The Borrowers" or "The Outsiders"? What about "Octagon Magic"?…
By Joshua Barajas
The American novelist wasn’t afraid to speak publicly about the themes in her novels and to challenge journalists on their questions. Here are several lessons to remember about Morrison’s career as a writer.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison died Monday at age 88. The acclaimed writer, editor and professor helped transform American literature, bringing forth a black perspective that had rarely been heard. Jeffrey Brown reports and talks to Princeton University’s Tracy…
A little-known short story by John Steinbeck has been published for the first time in English today, 65 years after it first emerged in a French daily in Paris.
Luis Alberto Urrea, author of our July pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “The House of Broken Angels,” and Jeff announces the August book selection.
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