Authors | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Authors

RSS Feed
NPR

George Clinton's Musical Life, From The Barbershop To Hip-Hop

NPR's Renee Montagne talks to the funk legend about his new memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?
NPR

Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

Musician Carlos Santana shares his journey from a difficult childhood in Mexico to international stardom in the new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
NPR

Aasif Mandvi On Life As A 'No Land's Man' And Impressing Jon Stewart

The Daily Show correspondent was born in India, raised in England and moved to Florida as a teen. His new essay collection reflects on his acting career and his life as an immigrant.
NPR

Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age

In his new book, Cory Doctorow shows creators how to survive in the digital age. He says the problem with copyright law is tech platforms have more control over content than the people who make it.
NPR

Amid Hunger And Cold, An Unforgettable Symphony Premiere

A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.
NPR

Like It Or Not, Architect Le Corbusier's Urban Designs Are Everywhere

"He's blamed for urban renewal ... urban freeways, even countless suburban office parks," says Anthony Flint, author of the new Le Corbusier biography Modern Man.
NPR

Faber's 'Strange New Things' Is A Tribute To His Wife

Michel Faber talks about how he came to write his new novel, The Book of Strange New Things. It's the story of a husband and wife, separated by a huge distance. They're on different planets.
NPR

An Ambivalent Double Agent, Torn Between Two Countries

Ha Jin's new spy novel resembles the story of the real-life Chinese agent Larry Chin — and echoes the expat author's own experiences. But, he notes, a writer's life is less political than a spy's.
NPR

'Comedy Is Extraordinarily Difficult': John Cleese On Being Funny

John Cleese of Monty Python fame has written a memoir, So, Anyway ... , which brings him from boyhood in a quiet British town called Weston to the footlights of London and screens all over the world.
NPR

Reviving A Grand Tradition Of 'Black Prophetic Fire'

Cornel West's new book laments the decline of what he calls "prophetic fire" among black leaders, and lifts up six examples of people who were willing to risk their lives in the service of the truth.

Pages