The 7th century manuscript known as the St. Cuthbert Gospel was buried with St. Cuthbert at Lindisfarne monastery on the northeast coast of England in about 698 AD.
Ian Fleming, died in 1964. But his creation, super spy James Bond, lives on. In recent years, the Fleming estate has commissioned new 007 novels — and it’s just announced that British writer William Boyd will write the next one. The World’s Carol Zall has the story.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Seth Jones who recently wrote “Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa’ida”. He explains why the US government has been intent on bringing the five terrorism suspects to America.
Marco Werman talks to John Freeman, editor of literary magazine Granta, about writers and writing from the Arab world.
Marco Werman talks with Katherine Boo, author of “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity”.
Two weeks ago, Iranian authorities arrested the Iranian scholar Mohammed Soleimani Nia. Nia had translated American works into Persian, including Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America. The memoir’s author, Firoozeh Dumas, tells host Marco Werman about Nia’s work, and his impact inside Iran.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Joshua Goldstein of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, about his book “Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide.”
A new book by Kristen Ghodsee tells the stories of ordinary lives upended by Bulgaria’s move from communism to capitalism in the late 1980s and 90s.
This year’s selection includes new titles that feature stunning artwork, as well as some updated classics.
This year’s recommendations come from writers and journalists including Granta editor John Freeman and writer Yiyun Li.
George Whitman, owner and founder of Paris’s Shakespeare and Company bookstore, passed away Thursday.
Gerry Hadden has just published a new book titled “Never The Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti.”
Award-winning writer, Olga Grushin, has written an entire novel about a defining feature of Russian Soviet life, standing in line. The lines disappeared as Communism dissolved, but their image, and the memory of them, remain. The book is just out in paperback, and reporter Brigid McCarthy tells us about it.
Minor translation issues aside, “The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama”‘s excellent selection, colloquial and stage-friendly translations, and illuminating introduction undoubtedly make the volume the authoritative choice in teaching and reading modern Chinese drama for the foreseeable future.