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In 'Pills And Starships,' Teens Come Of Age On A Devastated Earth

Pills and Starships is a dystopian tale set in a world ravaged by climate change. NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Lydia Millet about her new young-adult novel set in the future.
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Not My Job: Author Mary Higgins Clark Gets Quizzed On Writer's Block

The suspense writer is known for being enormously prolific, so we've invited her to come play a game called "I got nothin'." Three questions about authors who aren't so lucky.
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Eric Cantor And A Defeat Of Biblical Proportions

As part of our series "This Week's Must-Read," poet David Lehman recommends a book for those still surprised by Eric Cantor's political upset.
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'Lawrence' Of Arabia: From Archaeologist To War Hero

Scott Anderson's book explains how British officer T.E. Lawrence used his knowledge of Arab culture and medieval history to advance British causes. Originally broadcast Aug. 19, 2013.
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"The Ways of the Dead" - by Neely Tucker

Neely Tucker grew up in the deep American South - and cut his teeth as a journalist reporting from countries around the world. But his new novel draws inspiration from the local streets of Washington, D.C.

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40 Years On, Woodward And Bernstein Recall Reporting On Watergate

The now-legendary reporters revisit the famous D.C. complex as they remember writing All The President's Men, their detective story-style account of uncovering Richard Nixon's scandalous conspiracy.

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New Poet Laureate: 'The Meaning Has Always Stayed The Same'

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright, who will serve as the next poet laureate, tells NPR's Melissa Block that his inspirations — landscape, language and God — have stayed constant for 50 years.
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Former BP CEO: 'Glass Closet' Still Holds Many Gay Workers Back

There's a presumption in the business world that everyone's straight, says John Browne, who hid his homosexuality for years. In his new book, he says it's time for a change in corporate culture.
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Hillary Clinton: The Fresh Air Interview

Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, outlines her four years as secretary of state under President Obama. She talks about her vote for the Iraq War, women's rights and political "gamers."
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In A Sunny Britain, Would We Read Classics Like 'David Coppertone'?

Much great literature is informed by British gloom, from the Hound of the Baskervilles stalking the moor to Macbeth plotting in his dark castle. We wondered how a brighter Blighty would change that.

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