Latest Stories Tagged: books

Politics

Valedictory dispatches

Here's a satisfying day-dream: you have quit your job, but you're encouraged to write down your opinion about the whole thing � and then publish it to your colleagues. Well, that was long standard practice for British diplomats. Alex Gallafent reports

Arts, Culture & Media

French cuisine

The French �Joy of Cooking� is coming to America. It's called �I know How to Cook�. Chef and blogger Clotilde Dusoulier lead the effort to make the book accessible to English speaking home cooks. Anchor Marco Werman talks with her

Politics

Geo Answer Defunct place names

On today's Geo Quiz we want to know about geographic names that have disappeared. Here's an example: Tanganyika. Can you find Tanganyika on the map? Harry Campbell has written Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names That History Left Behind.

Conflict & Justice

German author wins Nobel

Herta M�ller has been awarded the Nobel prize for literature. The Romanian born author is renowned for her books based on life under the harsh regime of the dictator Ceausescu. M�ller was born in 1953 in Romania. Jeb Sharp profiles the German author.

Business, Finance & Economics

Out of stock

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.