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Harper Lee Estate Sues Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Script By Aaron Sorkin

NPR Books - 8 hours 23 min ago

The author's lawyer says a contract bars the producers of a high-profile stage adaptation from departing "in any manner" from the spirit of the classic novel.

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Harper Lee's Estate Sues Aaron Sorkin Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Adaptation

NPR Books - 8 hours 27 min ago

Author Harper Lee's estate is suing Aaron Sorkin over editorial liberties Sorkin took when turning the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird into a Broadway production.

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In 'Go Home,' Finding — Or Building — A Home In Words

NPR Books - 17 hours 40 min ago

This new anthology of Asian diasporic writers, edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, is packed with stories, essays and poetry on the idea of home — where it is, what it is, and how you find or lose it.

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From The 'Fresh Air' Archives: Eddie Bunker, Who Honed His Writing Craft In Prison

NPR Books - March 14, 2018 - 10:05am

Bunker, who died in 2005, spent 18 years in prison before becoming a successful writer. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1985 film Runaway Train, which helped launch the career of actor Danny Trejo.

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Memory Is Mutable, Understanding Elusive In 'Memento Park'

NPR Books - March 14, 2018 - 3:00am

Mark Sarvas' new novel is dedicated to his own father and grandfathers — it's the story of a C-list movie actor and the valuable heirloom that leads him to dig into his family's history.

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Author Alan Hollinghurst On Secret Affairs, Narrative Gaps And Writing Gay Sex

NPR Books - March 13, 2018 - 12:25pm

The Man Booker Prize-winning author's new novel, The Sparsholt Affair, follows a father and son over decades of social change and sexual liberation.

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'Russian Roulette' Authors Seek To Connect The Dots Between Trump And Putin

NPR Books - March 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn have been at the forefront of the investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. Their new book attempts to put all the pieces of the story together.

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2 Books Investigate The Mysteries Of Agatha Christie And The Golden State Killer

NPR Books - March 13, 2018 - 9:32am

Maureen Corrigan recommends two books that grapple with real-life mysteries: Laura Thompson's biography of the sphinxlike Agatha Christie, and I'll Be Gone In The Dark, by the late Michelle McNamara.

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Evil, Antic And Modern, 'The Merry Spinster' Puts A Dark Spin On Fairy Tales

NPR Books - March 13, 2018 - 3:00am

Mallory Ortberg's hyperliterate new story collection turns familiar fairy tales inside out to comment on gender, relationships and the way people manipulate each other.

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