When Jonathan Santlofer's wife died five years ago, he was thrown into a "fugue state" of grief. Sketching her portrait from old photographs has helped him stay close to her.
Immunologist Daniel Davis says scientists are harnessing the power of the immune system to create new medications to fight cancer, auto-immune conditions and other diseases.
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with author and illustrator Shaun Tan about his new book, "Tales from the Inner City," which explores the relationship between humans and animals living in a city.
How to survive the holidays if you're a vegan? Bill Muir has some ideas. He speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about his new book, Vegan Strong.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Sigrid Nunez about her novel, "The Friend," which just won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.
As long as humans have imbibed alcohol, they've had hangovers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall about his book, Hungover: The Morning After and One Man's Quest for the Cure.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with author Idra Novey about her novel "Those Who Knew," which takes a look at the emotional toll of staying silent after an assault.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nigerian author Oyinkan Braithwaite about her new book, "My Sister, the Serial Killer."
Meals for one should not be a sad or boring affair, says Michelin-starred chef Anita Lo. In her new cookbook, Lo goes beyond bitter greens, blue cheese and monkfish to serve up fun meals for one.
Karina Longworth's new book, Seduction, tells the story of 10 women who had sexual relationships with Hughes. "These things have always happened and they were never talked about publicly," she says.
Former first lady Michelle Obama has written a memoir in which she reflects on some of the challenges in her personal life. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to her about her book: Becoming.
Wildfires tear through northern and southern California. Florida recounts ballots in the races for governor and U.S. senator. And former first lady Michelle Obama's book, Becoming, is out Tuesday.
Garrard Conley's memoir of growing up as the gay son of a conservative Baptist preacher has been made into a movie. He speaks with NPR's Michel Martin.
In Liane Moriarty's new novel, nine strangers gather at a 10-day wellness retreat looking for transformation — and end up getting a lot more than they bargained for.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with comedian and author Lane Moore about her new book, "How to Be Alone".
Gina Apostol's new novel is a story about the Philippine-American War set in the present day, told from two dueling perspectives. Turns out the idea of multiple identities is close to her own heart.
"It was very difficult being married to a man that felt like politics was his destiny," the former first lady tells All Things Considered host Audie Cornish in a wide-ranging interview about her life.
The Feral Detective follows a New Yorker reeling from the 2016 election and the eccentric private eye of the title deep into the California desert.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez's novel, The Shape Of The Ruins, centers on the 1948 assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, the years of violence that followed and the conspiracy theories surrounding his death.
Author Andrew Delbanco says the 1850 law paved the way for the Civil War by endangering the lives of both escaped slaves and free black men and women in the North. His book is The War Before The War.
Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. Her new book combines memoir and biblical scholarship to reflect on loss and faith.
The American journalist reported on the human impact of war from places few Westerners ventured. Her life is the subject of In Extremis, by fellow correspondent Lindsey Hilsum.
The Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate has a new collection out, called Monument, that takes on American history, personal history, and the lives that history and poetry often overlook.
He's the voice of NPR's comedy news quiz. He has also run a marathon in under 3:10. And now he has collected his thoughts about his avocation in The Incomplete Book of Running.
From the title heartthrob in Alfie to the fatherly butler of the Batman franchise, the actor has been filling movie screens for a half-century. His new memoir is Blowing The Bloody Doors Off.
Author David A. Kaplan warns that the court is becoming increasingly polarized — and influential: "Why should nine unelected, unaccountable judges dictate so much policy in the country?"
John Jay Osborn, author of The Paper Chase, has a new novel — this one based on the four years when he and his wife attended (successful) marriage counseling.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of the Beastie Boys about their new memoir, Beastie Boys Book.
Artist Jane Kim was nicknamed "Michaelangela" for her work on Cornell's massive Wall of Birds mural — 40 feet high and 100 feet wide, capturing 375 million years of avian evolution in paint.
The great Boston Celtics point guard and his fellow Hall of Fame center won six NBA titles together — in the shadow of widespread racism. Gary Pomerantz documents that history in The Last Pass.