President-elect Biden will nominate Samantha Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development, calling her a “world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity.” We spoke with Ambassador Power about her journey, which began as a child reading books in the basement of a Dublin pub.
Sarah Broom’s memoir, The Yellow House, winner of the 2019 National Book Award, is Nantucket’s choice for this year’s One Book One Island. In our At Home With Authors conversation, Broom reveals how her mother instilled the power of words and how she got her nickname The Recorder.
A grueling bike trip to their ancestral village in southeast Italy strengthens the bond between this father and son; helps prepare the son to be a father; and reveals a profile in courage from World War Two. A conversation with Rob Cocuzzo, author of "The Road To San Donato."
The author of "The End of Your Life Book Club" and "Books for Living" tells us, “I'm shut in, locked down, separated from humanity. Now is the perfect time to go back and finish …
Find out which writers on Ben Fountain's bookshelves can help us answer our most burning questions. Plus the backstory of Ben's latest "short fiction torn from today's headlines" on The Chronicles of Now.
Ruth Reichl has been writing about food for 50 years. So what's new after half a century? The pandemic. Here's what she has learned since March from her sanctuary in the kitchen...
The New Yorker's Evan Osnos discusses his new book about the President-elect. He thought his previous book, on China, would help us sleep better. Will this?
You could say that Crocker Snow Jr. has been writing his latest book, about the tiny island off the coast of Nantucket called Muskeget, ever since his father flew him there some 70 years ago.
Susan Veeder got married at 17, had her first child at 18. At 32 -- in 1848 -- she did something no Nantucket woman had ever done before. Betsy Tyler has traced the thrilling and tragic story of the Veeder family -- from Nantucket to Tahiti and back.
Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote, says her book "is about how change is made in a democracy....what it takes to make change, and how hard it is." One hundred years after American women won the right to vote ...