The Best Books of 2018: "Indianapolis"

Indianapolis is among our top 3 books of 2018. We spoke with the authors about why the survivors of the torpedoed ship revealed troubling moments that had never been spoken of before, and why it's important that the full story of the disaster has been finally told.

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A Conversation with Michael Connelly

With a best-selling new novel, the fifth season of "Bosch" in production, and a new podcast on the horizon, it seemed like a good time to catch up with Michael Connelly. 

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"I Am Antarctica": A Tale of Obsession, Endurance, and "The White Darkness"

We talk to author David Grann about adventurer and Ernest Shackleton-acolyte Henry Worsley, and his a fascinating account of struggle and determination against the grimmest of odds.

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Tana French on "The Witch Elm," Donna Tartt, and a Different Point of View

We talked to bestselling author Tana French about her new mystery, the book she considered a game changer, and what she's thinking about next. 

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Martha Wells and Her Award-Winning Murderbot Diaries Series

All Systems Red, the first novella in Martha Wells's Murderbot Diaries series, swept the Nebula, Locus, and Hugo Awards. Upon the release of the fourth and final novella, Exit Strategy, we spoke with Wells about her complex cyborg protagonist, what she's been reading and loving (lots!), and what, if anything, is next for Murderbot.

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YA Wednesday: Laini Taylor on "Muse of Nightmares"

When award-winning author Laini Taylor was in town this got together to chat about her new book, recurring themes for her, and more.

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Casey Gerald Explores the Shadowy Side of the American Dream in "There Will Be No Miracles Here"

Casey Gerald could be held up as the poster child of someone who achieved the American Dream despite the vast odds against him. But that path to success is a dark and thorny one and is perhaps not one we should be encouraging kids to take. Gerald talks to us about his memoir that we chose as a Best Book of October.

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Let Fury Have the Hour

If the Clash and the Sex Pistols were considered rebels for infusing rock with sharp political commentary, imagine the guts it took to do it under the eye of the Stasi. Tim Mohr talks about the East German secret police, psychological terror, and  Burning Down the Haus, his chronicle of punk rock and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Charlaine Harris Talks about Her Brand-New Heroine and "An Easy Death"

Charlaine Harris--author of the books that HBO's hugely popular True Blood was based on--launched a new series this month featuring a gun for hire in the former United States, a pair of Russians wizards, and a secret that lives within a very powerful bloodline. Read on for our interview with Harris about An Easy Death.

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Why Algorithms Won't Take over the World (At Least, Not Yet)

In her engaging new book, Hannah Fry demystifies algorithms and machine learning and explores the benefits and drawbacks to their ever-growing power over our daily lives.

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Ransom Riggs on "Map of Days"

We asked bestselling author Ransom Riggs about writing the first book of a companion trilogy for his popular series, his thoughts on the the Miss Peregrine movie, and more... 

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V. E. Schwab Shifts the Balance of Power in "Vengeful"

V. E. Schwab talks with us about Vengeful, her new sequel to her supervillain novel Vicious. While Eli Evers and Victor Vale are still battling to defeat each other, three women with extraordinary abilities have decided to shake up the power structure of, well, everything.

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From Webcomic to Bookshelf: "Check, Please!: #Hockey"

Debut author Ngozi Ukazu answers our questions about about her fantastic new graphic novel, Check, Please!:#Hockey, her favorite comic cons, and more.

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A Glimpse of the Genesis of Deborah Harkness's "Time's Convert"

Deborah Harkness talks about her brand-new All Souls novel, Time's Convert, and the challenges that face a "modern" 18th-century vampire who is plunged into a medieval-minded patriarchy.

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Talking to Arthur Levine About 20 Years of Harry Potter

Two decades ago now, Arthur A. Levine introduced American audiences to an unknown author named J.K. Rowling, and her first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Earlier this year we went to his office in Manhattan and talked to him about it.

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