Charlie Fairburn has been told he has six months to live. He's the central character in Edward St. Aubyn's new novel, A Clue to the Exit. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.
The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.
Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.
Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.
A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.
This weekend, the NPR Books Time Machine is rewinding Scott Lynch's swashbuckling Gentleman Bastard series, a combination fantasy of manners, heist caper and heartfelt buddy comedy. With pirates.
June Reid has lost everyone she loves in one horrifying moment, but she's not the only one grieving. Bill Clegg's new novel tells of June's loss through the voices of those who know and encounter her.
A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.
Saturday's ruling in Cairo is the latest twist in a long-running trial which was criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.
The conviction of a Ukrainian filmmaker is one of several cases in Russia that have drawn protests from human-rights groups and Western governments, including the U.S.
The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.
Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"
The agency says it's now spending record amounts on fire suppression, and these bills are coming at the expense of its other programs — many of which would help prevent future wildfires.
The long-time coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.
Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.
By Gina Persichini, Technology & Access Services Consultant
LiLI.org has seen a lot of changes this year. Here is a recap of new content, and information about what you might see for the LiLI Portal in the near future:Content and Database Changes During 2015
We look forward to improving the LiLI.org and LiLI Database experience for all Idaho users.
The Office of the Attorney General recently published several manuals of interest to public libraries:
To request a hardcopy of these publications, go to the Office of the Attorney General’s online contact form at www.ag.idaho.gov/onlineForms/contactAG.htm.
Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.
More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.