Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Kite Runner Podcast

Listen to author Khaled Hosseini read from his international bestseller The Kite Runner.

Friday, January 25, 2008

NPR Book Tour

NPR Book Tour is a weekly presentation of "leading contemporary authors of both fiction and nonfiction as they read from, and discuss, their current work". This week Sue Miller reads from her new book The Senator's Wife.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Spotlight on Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan's books are thoughtful examinations of the interaction of science and culture. His latest books The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food discuss trends in American agriculture and the impact they have on our daily lives. Written in a clear, engaging style, Pollan's work is sure to enlighten and entertain.

Michael Pollan Bibliography:

A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

For more information on Michael Pollan visit his website and try these author interviews.

Monday, January 14, 2008

National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle Awards have been announced. Awards are presented for the finest books and reviews published in English during the past year. Here is the list of the 2007 finalists. For a listing of previous winners and finalists click here.

The winners will be announced March 6, 2008.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Books into Film

Check out some of these books that were made into recent movies:

Atonement by Ian McEwan
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile
Evening by Susan Minot
I am Legend by Richard Matheson
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
A Mighty Heart by Marianne Pearl
Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
Stardust by Neil Gaiman