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- Book News: Amazon Launches An Imprint For Short Fiction
Also: Queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz has died; Norway is digitizing books written in Norwegian; Gary Shteyngart spices up 19th century British literature. [Thu, Dec. 5]
- Book News: Manil Suri Takes Bad Sex In Fiction Award
Also: Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson; remembering the Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm; NPR launches a "Book Concierge." [Wed, Dec. 4]
- NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads
NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else. [Wed, Dec. 4]
- The Top 5 Reasons We're Taking A Break From Lists
In the past five years, NPR has brought you 80-plus year-end book lists. This year, we've decided to change it up. Introducing NPR's Book Concierge: our guide to more than 200 of 2013's great reads. [Wed, Dec. 4]
- A Holiday Photo Book That Puts Families In An 'Awkward' Position
Matching long johns. Kick lines in skis. Peeing on Santa's lap. Every family has these cringe-worthy moments, immortalized on film, that embody the particularly joyous brand of awkward that the holidays bring. And thanks to Mike Bender, co-author of Awkward Family Holiday Photos, the rest of us can rubberneck. [Wed, Dec. 4]