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Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.

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  1. #1736: Lauren Groff 'Matrix' | The Book Show

    Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her latest “Matrix,” her first since the groundbreaking “Fates and Furies,” brings us to a 12th-century nunnery where she tells an engrossing tale of female desire, passion, creativity, and power. Photo courtesy of Riverhead ...


  2. #1735: Richard Powers "Bewilderment" | The Book Show

    Author Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Overstory.” His latest novel, “Bewilderment,” has already been shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. Photo courtesy of W.W. Norton. ...


  3. #1734: Anita Hill "Believing" | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show: Thirty years ago, Anita Hill faced down an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee, led by then-Senator Joe Biden, to testify that her boss, Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas, had sexually harassed her. Her new book is: “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End ...


  4. #1733: Amitava Kumar "A Time Outside This Time" | The Book Show

    This week, author Amitava Kumar’s new novel, “A Time Outside This Time,” is set at a writer’s retreat and reflects on the issues of fake news, memory, and the ways in which truth gives over to fiction. Kumar has crafted his fiction so seamlessly from real life that the reader ...


  5. #1732: Maggie Smith "Goldenrod" | The Book Show

    Pushcart Prizewinning poet Maggie Smith gained star status with her breakout bestseller “Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change.” Now with “Goldenrod,” Smith returns to her original craft with a powerful collection of poems that explore parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Photo courtesy of Atria/One Signal Publishers. ...