Jeb Sharp speaks with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Tracy Kidder about his newest novel, 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.
You might be out of luck if you check your local bookstore for works by the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature; Anchor Marco Werman tells us what happened when one of The World's staffers called around to some of the major US bookstores.
Over thirty years after his death, Vladimir Nabokov's last, unfinished novel, was released today. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the novel with Keith Gessen, editor of the New York literary magazine, N+1.
The writer Sholem Aleichem captured the life of Jewish shtetls a hundred years ago in his short stories about Tevye the Milkman. Correspondent Brigid McCarthy reports on the enduring popularity of Tevye in Ukraine today.
We want to know the name of the Swedish village where crime novelist Henning Mankell grew up. He writes the Kurt Wallander books. The answer? The village of Sveg. The author speaks with anchor Katy Clark about his work and about crime fiction in general.
There's been recent violence by Israeli settlers near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. Some religious Israelis are concerned about increasing fanaticism in the settler population. Daniel Estrin brings us the story from Jerusalem.
The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Barack Obama after he criticized leading administration officials. Jeb Sharp talks with Scott Wilson, White House Reporter for the Washington Post.
Former prime minister Tony Blair's long-awaited memoir is out. In it, he writes of one of the most significant events in his time in office ? the decision to go to war in Iraq. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist and Blair biographer, John Rentoul.
Cuban artist Inverna Lockpez initially threw herself into Fidel Castro's revolution jettisoning her plans for art school. She ran afoul of the regime and fled to the US. Now she's telling her story. Anchor Lisa Mullins interviews Inverna Lockpez.
Today's Geo Quiz is about owls: the country we want you to name is home to some 30 species of owl. The country's environment minister has identified a problem. He's blaming fans of Harry Potter for fueling illegal trade.