The book, "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland," starts with the 1972 killing of Jean McConville, a widowed Belfast mother and one of roughly 3,500 people who died in brutal decades-long sectarian conflict over…
William Burns, former deputy secretary of state and ambassador to Russia, may have spent more time with Vladimir Putin than other American diplomat. In his book, “The Back Channel,” Burns discusses how a “sense of grievance” underlies Putin's interactions with…
By Jeffrey Brown
Marlon James is best known for writing literary fiction, including “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” which won the prestigious Man Booker Prize. But his latest book, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” draws on a lifelong love of comics and fantasy.
The U.S. is reportedly experiencing illegal immigration at the highest rates since 2007, with significant increases in the number of unaccompanied minors. It is these child migrants who are the subject of Valeria Luiselli’s book “Lost Children Archive.” Luiselli talks…
By Joshua Barajas
David Wallace-Wells doesn’t pull any punches about the effects of climate change. In his new book, “The Uninhabitable Earth,” the author takes humans — us — to task for our complacency. The opening line isn’t too comforting either: “It is…
By Judy Woodruff
Pete Buttigieg, Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, recently announced he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run for the presidency in 2020. Only 37 years old and with no federal government experience, Buttigieg might seem an unlikely…
Journalist Jason Rezaian was the Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tehran until 2014, when he and his wife, Yeganeh, were arrested by Iranian authorities. She was released after three months, while Jason was held for another 15. He describes the…
By Gretchen Frazee
"The Long Haul" provides a look into a the life of Finn Murphy, who dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker.
Tech leader and philanthropist Jean Case has written a book describing what she sees as the five key principles needed for achieving transformative success. The book, “Be Fearless,” leverages years of research conducted by the Case Foundation, where she is…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
After being gang-raped as a teenager in Mumbai, Sohaila Abulali broke taboos around sexual assault by speaking out publicly about her experience. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Abulali about her new book, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape,"…
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