Native American Tradition and Modern Oakland Spark Conflict and Hope in "There There"

"There There" author Tommy Orange speaks with us about identity, Gertrude Stein, and the challenges of growing up as a Native American in urban Oakland, California.

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James Patterson on Why He Wrote "The President Is Missing"

James Patterson sits down with us to talk about co-writing "The President Is Missing" with President Clinton and why the threat at the core of the novel is more dire than we believe.

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All Families Are Unorthodox In Their Own Ways: Stephen McCauley on "My Ex-Life"

The author of The Object of My Affection returns with another wry look at an unusual domestic arrangement...

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Deborah Harkness Expands Her All Souls Trilogy

In 2011, Deborah Harkness won the loyalty of readers with her first novel, "A Discovery of Witches." Now she adds to the rich world of her All Souls trilogy...and gives hints about more stories to come.

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The Strangest Museum Heist You've Never Heard Of

Rare dead birds, obsessive fly-tiers, a small natural history museum in England, and a golden flute all play crucial roles in a fascinating crime.

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For Those Who Have Already Rocked

Twilight of the Gods salutes you. We spoke with author Steven Hyden about the "end of classic rock" as many of its stars embark on their farewell tours—its lasting influence, bad records that are secretly good records, and whether or not rock is really dead.

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Madeleine Albright Sounds a Warning on the Global Rise of Fascism

We speak with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the historic and current rise of fascism, the danger of hypernationalism, and how to get out of our own echo chambers.

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Seeing Both the Forest and the Trees: Richard Powers's "The Overstory"

National Book Award winning author Richard Powers talks with us about complex communication between trees, humanity's place in the world, and the potential positive intersection between nature and technology.

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Sloane Crosley on "Look Alive Out There"

The ever clever and delightfully cheeky author discusses having her cake and eating it too, cheating death, and finding the funny where you think there would be none...

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Glam Rock Explodes inside Science Fiction with "Space Opera"

Catherynne M. Valente talks with us about sentience, Eurovision, the dark roots of glam rock, and making jokes in space.

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A History of Violence

Based on a novella by Jonathan Ames, You Were Never Really Here is a gritty new thriller from Amazon Studios starring Joaquin Phoenix. We spoke with the writer about the origins of the story, New York's "ugly beauty," and how a certain French sensibility made the movie possible.

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Kevin Hearne on Druids, Bards, Farm Boys and More

As Kevin Hearne concludes his nine-volume Iron Druid Chronicles (plus novellas and short stories), we talk about what's next...including his hilarious new collaboration with Delilah S. Dawson.

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Shelly Laurenston on "Hot and Badgered"

Paranormal romance author Shelly Laurenston talks with us about shape-shifting honey badgers, Monty Python, and dragons.

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"A Heck of a Lot of Fun": Ernest Cline on the Film Adaptation of "Ready Player One"

"Ready Player One" author and screenwriter Ernest Cline talks with us about working with Steven Spielberg to bring the book's vision to moviegoers.

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Jesse "The Lord" Ward Is Back! Talking with Jodi Ellen Malpas about "With This Man"

After twelve years of marriage, Jesse "The Lord" Ward and Ava Ward are still going strong. But when Ava loses her memories in a car crash, Jesse has to woo her all over again. Jodi Ellen Malpas talks with us about getting inside Jesse's head in her newest novel, "With This Man."

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