- ‘JRR Token’ is a punny name for a cryptocurrency, but Tolkien’s estate is not humoredon November 28, 2021 at 1:19 pm
The estate of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien has successfully blocked a cryptocurrency called “JRR Token.”
- ‘White Hot Hate’ details foiled attack by white supremacists on immigrants in Kansasby Kelsey Snell on November 28, 2021 at 1:15 pm
Kelsey Snell speaks with author Dick Lehr about his new book, “White Hot Hate.” It’s the story of a foiled domestic terrorist attack against an immigrant community in a Kansas farming town.
- How to find your next favorite read with NPR’s Books We Loveby Rose Friedman on November 27, 2021 at 9:48 pm
The NPR Concierge is back — with a new name. We’re calling it “Books We Love” this year, and it has over 300 recommendations for every type of reader.
- Famed author Jodi Picoult novelizes the pandemic in new book ‘Wish You Were Here’by Scott Simon on November 27, 2021 at 1:13 pm
Scott Simon talks with Jodi Picoult about her new novel, “Wish You Were Here.” It’s a pandemic-inspired story, with a character stranded in the Galapagos Islands.
- Sophia Glock divulges her secretive life as a child of CIA officers in ‘Passport’by Scott Simon on November 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Scott Simon speaks with author Sophia Glock about her graphic novel, “Passport,” about a young girl’s experience with her parents’ careers with the CIA.
- Hit book ‘The Lovely Bones’ was based on a real rape. The accused is now exoneratedby Neda Ulaby on November 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Anthony J. Broadwater was accused of raping author Alice Sebold in 1981 after the author mistakenly identified him as her assailant. He’s now been exonerated of the crime.
- Books We Love: Audie Cornish recommends ‘Nina’ by Traci Todd and Christian Robinsonby Audie Cornish on November 26, 2021 at 9:54 pm
It’s NPR Books’ most wonderful time of the year, when beloved books are gathered and shared. One of Audie Cornish’s favorites is ‘Nina: A Story of Nina Simone’ by Traci N. Todd and Christian Robinson.
- For Stanley Tucci, food is like religion — and cancer almost took it awayby Dave Davies on November 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
Tucci has always connected to his roots through food, so he was devastated when cancer treatment put him on a feeding tube. He’s now cancer-free, with a new memoir. Originally broadcast Oct. 5, 2021.
- Encore: Author Kati Marton explores Angela Merkel’s impact on Germany and the worldon November 25, 2021 at 9:19 pm
NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with author Kati Marton about her biography of Angela Merkel, The Chancellor, and what the politician’s departure means for Germany and the world.
- The new book ‘Taste Makers’ celebrates 7 immigrant women who shaped American cuisineby Ailsa Chang on November 25, 2021 at 9:19 pm
NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Mayukh Sen about his new book, Taste Makers. It tells the stories of seven immigrant women who shaped the way America eats.
- What’s making us happy: A guide for your weekend watching, listening and readingby Aisha Harris on November 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour share what’s bringing them joy. This week: the new album by Snail Mail, the 2020 book Piranesi and more.
- HBO revolutionized TV, but the next few years are tipped to be pivotal for its futureby Eric Deggans on November 24, 2021 at 9:47 pm
Journalist James Andrew Miller and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talk about how HBO changed television and why the next few years are pivotal for the network’s future.
- Books We Love: Ari Shapiro picks ‘Build Your House Around My Body’by Ari Shapiro on November 24, 2021 at 9:16 pm
The 2021 NPR Books We Love list is here. NPR’s Ari Shapiro shares one of his favorite books from this year, Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith.
- Here are the Books We Love: 360+ great 2021 reads recommended by NPRby Tayla Burney on November 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Books We Love (formerly known as NPR’s Book Concierge) is back with a new name and 360+ new books handpicked just for you by NPR staff and trusted critics.
- NPR’s Book Concierge returns with a new name, a new look and new booksby A Martínez on November 24, 2021 at 10:11 am
NPR’s end of the year picks are collected in a recommendation tool we’re calling: Books We Love. It’s more than just a list of the year’s best books.