Stories about the end of the world and what happens after that, with authors Kevin Brokmeier, Lydia Millet and Scott Westerfeld.
Stories of people who have chosen to face the rest of their lives in some unusual ways -- that somehow worked out just right.
Profiles of individuals who have changed the lives of millions -- from Melinda Gates to Peter Bloom of DonorsChoose.org.
Kate DiCamillo, who has written four young adult novels which have received some of the genre's most prestigious honors, talks about "The Tale of Despereaux."
Leonard Todd's ancestors owned Potter Dave during America's slavery days. He tells some of the story and something about Dave's unprecedented pots and his poetry.
The Nobel prize-winning author talks about her new book, "A Mercy," a prequel to "Beloved," which many say is the single best work of fiction in the last 25 years.
Check in with book critic, Chistopher Merrill, on ideas for holiday children's books each with a unique international appeal.
Calvin Trillin, the "Deadline Poet" for The Nation, looks back at the big year in politics.
John Hodgman is a Former Professional Literary Agent, Famous Minor Television Personality, and Noted Writer.
One of science fiction's greatest writers, George R.R. Martin, has been called the American Tolkien -- he discusses the genre and reads from one of his best-known anthologies.