The 45th Man Booker Prize for Fiction was awarded Tuesday to Eleanor Catton for "The Luminaries." Set in 1860s New Zealand during the Gold Rush, Catton's second novel is a murder mystery that constructs its own astrological calendar…

Jul 10

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Wednesday on the NewsHour: Poet Liao Yiwu

Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. A new memoir about his time in prison called "For a Song and…

Jul 10

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Weekly Poem: ‘Massacre’

By Liao Yiwu, Translated by Wenguang Huang (Composed on the morning of June 4, 1989) Dedicated to those who were killed on June 4, 1989 Dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution Leap! Howl! Fly! Run! Freedom feels…

Author Walter Mosley has written more than 40 books. His new mystery novel, "Little Green," revives one of the best-known, longest-running characters in American literature. Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins, Mosley's fictional private eye, was last seen driving off a cliff.

May 21

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Conversation: Isabel Allende

"Island Beneath the Sea," by author Isabel Allende, is set in the early 19th-century, amid colonial powers and slavery, and a chaotic period in Caribbean history. It also involves two places very much in the news in our own time:…

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