This Is the Author Helen Oyeyemi, Halle Butler, and Chris Bohjalian
S4 E14: Helen Oyeyemi, Halle Butler, and Chris Bohjalian

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread; Halle Butler, author of The New Me; and Chris Bohjalian, author of Wingspan. It’s a rare treat when fiction authors step behind the mic to read their written words aloud—and, luckily, each of these authors had a blast! Plus, discover which famous (classic) author has the best gingerbread recipe.

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National Book Award Nominees
National Book Award Longlist Nominees

In 1950, the literary community came together for the first-ever National Book Awards. Created to “celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America,” the National Book Award is one of the most prestigious honors a writer can receive. Read more

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letters literacy
Four Books That Celebrate Reading

“Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.”  ‒UNESCO Director-General

International Literacy Day was founded in 1966 to promote the idea that literacy can empower communities and individuals. Celebrate the power of words and books by picking up one of these meaningful reads.

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book to screen adaptations
Fall Book Adaptations for TV and Film

If you’re like us, you want to be clued in on a book before you see it on screen. Listen to these five books before you watch them on TV or in theaters this fall. Read more

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fall reading and listening
First-in-a-Series Audiobooks That Should Be on Everyone’s List

As we go into fall and winter, you’ll be staying indoors more often than not. Now is the perfect time to start a new series to keep you going through these cooler months. Whether you enjoy cozy small-town stories or nail-biting mysteries, there’s a series waiting for you. Read more

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Parent Child Thrillers
Suspenseful Stories About Parents and Children

Heart-pounding mysteries and thrillers aren’t all about detectives and serial killers: Parents and children are at the heart of the suspense in these five audiobooks. How strong is the familial bond? How far would you go for the ones you love? Read more

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