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Bookends: Which Literary Figure Is Overdue for a Biography?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:22am
Thomas Mallon and Ayana Mathis on authors whose life stories should be told.

Exclusive First Read: Scott McCloud's 'The Sculptor'

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:03am

Understanding Comics creator Scott McCloud is sometimes called the "Aristotle of comics" for his analysis of the medium. The Sculptor, a meditation on love, art and death, is his first graphic novel.

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A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:06am

In the first memoir from a prisoner still being held at Guantanamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells how he went from his native Mauritania to joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan to the U.S. prison in Cuba.

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Heavily Redacted, Detainee's 'Guantanamo Diary' Goes On Sale

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Larry Siems, editor of Guantanamo Diary, and Nancy Hollander, attorney for its author, Guantanamo inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi.

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Book Club: Hector Tobar Answers Your Questions About 'Deep Down Dark'

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:17am

Tobar says it was a "great honor" to interview the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. They lived "one of the great adventure stories of the 21st century," he says.

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ArtsBeat: Benanti and Radnor to Star in ‘She Loves Me’ on Broadway

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:01pm
The revival will open in the spring of 2016.

Markets May Stumble Or Skyrocket, But This Economist Says Hold On Tight

NPR Books - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:59pm

It's been more than four decades since Burton Malkiel published A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Eleven editions later, Malkiel hasn't wavered in his mantra of patience and broad investing.

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ArtsBeat: Paddington’s Forebear: A Talk With Michael Bond

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:19pm
Mr. Bond discusses the new Paddington film, his life and the enduring popularity of his most famous creation.

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