Books | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Books

RSS Feed
NPR

Ray Bradbury: Finding Our Reflections Where We Didn't Expect Them

Peter Sagal remembers Ray Bradbury as one of the writers who wrote the stories of his science-fiction childhood. He notes that the author was always showing us "our reflections in very strange places."
NPR

The Curious Life Of Futurist Author Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91. He wrote such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. Futuristic tales from a man who never used a computer, or even drove a car.
NPR

'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

The science fiction icon, who also wrote such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes, died Tuesday. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.
NPR

Brit Wit Meets Manor Mystery In 'Uninvited Guests'

A dark and stormy night, an isolated manor house and a knock at the door all play a part in Sadie Jones' delicious romp of a novel. Set in Edwardian England, it tracks a noble but cash-strapped family whose lavish dinner plans go awry when they're asked to shelter a crowd of refugees.
NPR

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Bradbury, 91, died in Los Angeles, his family and biographer say.
NPR

Growing Economic Inequality 'Endangers Our Future'

In The Price of Inequality, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that widely unequal societies don't function effectively or have stable economies. Even the rich will pay a steep price if economic inequalities continue to worsen, he says.
NPR

The Marriage Is The Real Mystery In 'Gone Girl'

Gillian Flynn's third novel begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne's wedding anniversary, when Amy disappears and Nick becomes the No. 1 suspect. But the central question isn't what happened to Amy — it's what happened to her marriage.

Pages