This year's Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Tope Folarin, for his short story, "Miracle". It's the first time the literary prize has been given to an African writer living outside of Africa. Marco Werman speaks with Tope Folarin.
Irish author Kevin Barry's short stories play with the vernacular in his character's dialogue. His latest book of stories, "Dark Lies the Island" comes out this fall. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Barry about his choices for armchair travel this summer.
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Tracy Kidder wrote "Strength in What Remains," the true story of a man who survived the ethnic violence between Burundi and Rwanda and managed to find his way to the United States.
In his book, "In the Footsteps of the Prophet,” Swiss philosopher Tariq Ramadan explains why the prophet Mohammed is more modern than many believe and why reconciliation between conservative Muslims and secular societies is possible.
A new book throws out the conventional wisdom about the Bush White House. To give you an example, it quotes one source who calls Bush the "undisputed alpha male." The book: Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.
In his new graphic novel, author Gene Luen Yang connects historical events in China with American superhero comics, Chinese Opera, teenage rebellion and the ambivalence he feels about his own identity.
Flemming Rose was the Danish newspaper editor responsible for running the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 that sparked global outrage. Now he's written a book about the episode and holds fast to his belief that publishing them was the right and necessary thing to do.