National Book Award News
Ode to the Girl On a Wheel
"I think bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood." -- Susan B. Anthony, 1896 Girls who break camp
'In the Heart of the Sea' Movie Review
Starring Chris Hemsworth , Benjamin Walker, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson Rated PG-13 Two-and-a-half out of five stars Ron Howard is a gem. The director has few rivals when it comes to giving audiences visceral, cinematic experiences. I can only imagine his excitement when presented with the
Maya Angelou: Forgiveness Is the Answer
Maya Angelou was moved to tears while reading a passage of her new autobiography “Mom & Me & Mom,” in an interview for “This Week,” “There has never been anyone greater than you as the mother of a young adult. She squeezed my hand twice,”...
Coming up on 'This Week': Latest on Iran Nuclear Talks; Mark Zuckerberg
As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Geneva, “This Week” covers the latest on negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, Sunday on “This Week.” Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., debate how to confront...
Remembering JFK, 50 Years Later
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE OBAMAS SIT DOWN WITH BARBARA WALTERS: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will sit down with ABC’s BARBARA WALTERS at the White House for their first joint television interview this year. In what has become an end-of-the-year ...
George Saunders Joins the 'GMA' Gang for Breakfast
What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Reporter: What a simple thought. Be kind. The man giving that advice, george saunders, syracuse university professor, gifted writer. And now, with this graduation speech, an internet superstar. Do the best you can, err in the direction of
Patti Smith's Playlist
Patti Smith she is the singer songwriter high would have just added last year. National book award winner to her list of accomplishments. Her raspy and voice is inspired generations of rock musicians and now. She tells us all about the songs that shaped her Music is such universal language. Being
Patti Smith: Amy Winehouse Tribute Song Wasn't Planned
Patti Smith, an admirer of Amy Winehouse’s sultry voice, was so affected by the troubled singer’s death last year that the godmother of punk said she wrote a poem about her, which became a song on Smith’s new album. “I was actually amazed when I...
Last Rights for JD Salinger: Genius or Just Average?
Salinger Lived For Privacy But 'Catcher in the Rye' Author Could Break Silence From Grave
Cast Your Vote For A Great Book
According to the Associated Press, The National Book Awards wants your vote. The award -- one of the most prestigious literary prizes around -- has been around for sixty years. Now those who supervise the award are asking folks to...