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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:42:00 -0400 
    Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.


Book Review: 'Lovely, Dark, Deep' 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:11 -0400 
    Alan Cheuse reviews Joyce Carol Oates' latest collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep.


100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:11 -0400 
    Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the magazine's first 100 years.


13 Days Of High Emotion That Led To The Egypt-Israel Peace 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:23:00 -0400 
    Lawrence Wright's new book examines the 1978 peace deal President Carter brokered between Egypt and Israel. During the tense summit, Carter had "never been angrier," Wright says.


Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:39:00 -0400 
    Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn't like hipsters.


The Monstrous And The Beautiful Dance In 'White Van' 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:03:00 -0400 
    Musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats tries his hand at fiction in Wolf in White Van, the story of a disfigured genius who creates an immersive roleplaying game set in an imagined world.


Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:16:00 -0400 
    The authors want Amazon's board to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. Amazon continues to impede sales of Hachette books.


Book Review: 'The Moor's Account' 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:50 -0400 
    In The Moor's Account, Laila Lalami tells the story of a 16th Century expedition in the New World from a slave's perspective.


Book News: Agent Denies That Oscar Pistorius Is Writing A Memoir 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:38:00 -0400 
    Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.


A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:08:00 -0400 
    Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.


Millennial Generation Likes Old-Fashioned Technology: Books 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:48:00 -0400 
    NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center about a new study that looks at the reading habits of millennials.


Sprinting Toward Epiphany: Talking With A Songwriter Turned Novelist 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:48:00 -0400 
    NPR's Lynn Neary talks storytelling with John Darnielle, the creative force behind the indie-folk band The Mountain Goats and author of the new novel Wolf In White Van.


In The Quest To Make A Difference, 'A Path Appears' 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:48:00 -0400 
    Everyone wants to "make a difference" but the question is: how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book, A Path Appears.


A Fresh Take On Dystopia In 'Chimpanzee' 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:29:00 -0400 
    Dystopian literature usually focuses on global ills — climate change, GMO food, nuclear war. But Darin Bradley's new novel takes off from an economic collapse and the plight of student-loan debtors.


In Margaret Atwood's Latest, The Past Is Powerfully Present 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:09:00 -0400 
    Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.
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