Book Review | Dec 03, 2013
Half travel book, half fancy, Michael Jacobs' The Robber of Memories imagines Columbia's tumultuous Magdalena as a river of myth, able to steal the memories of anyone who drinks its waters. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Nov 30, 2013
This year's batch of kid lit picks by Hucklebee's Book Store co-owner Valerie Lewis features stories about people solving problems. By Cy Musiker
Literature | Nov 30, 2013
A collection of rad children's books by some of our favorite artists, most of them local. By Kristin Farr
Literature | Nov 18, 2013
Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a literary journal known for publishing experimental fiction and emerging writers alongside household names, celebrates its 15th birthday with an anthology of selected works. Editor Dave Eggers remembers the magazine's early days, when it was a "land of misfit writings" that had been rejected from more mainstream publications. By NPR Staff
Book Review | Oct 30, 2013
Dave Eggers latest novel takes current social media trends into the not-so-distant future. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Event | Oct 17, 2013
Lit Crawl is a one-night literary extravaganza (83 events, 517 writers in 3 hours) that takes over San Francisco's Mission District every year at the close of the annual Litquake festival. These four curated adventures -- with printable maps -- just scratch the surface. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Oct 13, 2013
I got some of my favorite recipes from fictional people and so can you! By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Oct 09, 2013
This year the festival is featuring 850 writers over the course of a week, so it's pretty near impossible to pick just a few to attend. Litquake is a marathon, not a sprint. Pace yourself, drink plenty of liquids, start with these nine events -- and then go from there. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Sep 09, 2013
In fall, publishers release their “big books.” Here are eight of the more intriguing titles. By Oscar Villalon
Book Review | Aug 31, 2013
Subtitled "An Autobiography of My Appetites," Kate Christensen's memoir chronicles her unusual upbringing and complex relationship with food. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten's collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten's power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.
In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
Maureen Gibbon's new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.
We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.