Extended school closings during the pandemic were a calamity for education. NPR's Anya Kamenetz writes about how COVID changed children's lives in her new book: The Stolen Year.
We recap the debut episode of the Game of Thrones prequel, in which tragedy strikes the Seven Kingdoms, and a new heir is named for the Iron Throne ... for now, anyway.
Publisher after publisher rejected the memoir before Doubleday took a chance in 1997. At its core, the book is about the power of relationship and focusing on others.
Ayesha Rascoe talks with Anna DeForest about her debut novel, "A History of Present Illness," and how she drew from her experience as a physician to write about sickness, healing, and loss.
Scott Simon talks with Nobel Prize winning author Abdulrazak Gurnah about his latest novel, "Afterlives," which follows several generations of East Africans in the wake of colonization.
Scott Simon speaks to author Jamil Jan Kochai and his 2nd-grade teacher, Susannah Lung, who taught him how to read and write English after his family moved to the U.S. from Pakistan.
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' prequel throws a lot of proper nouns at you. Here's a guide to the important whos, whats and wheres of 'House of the Dragon.'
Writers Jeffrey Eugenides, Roya Hakakian, Kiran Desai, Tina Brown, Gay Talese and others gave live readings from the author's work as he recovered from a brutal attack.
Last week's attack has reignited debates over free speech, censorship and offensiveness that were already heated back in 1989, when an op-ed by a former president called Rushdie's book an "insult."