This interview first appeared in American Libraries’ May 2009 issue. Roberts died September 17. In We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, you write about women succeeding in professions that were traditionally considered the domain of men. How were you able to develop the confidence and determination it took for you to do so? I was raised … Continue reading Remember […]
These libraries, each completed within the past three years, are now centerpieces of their communities. They have inspired awe and appreciation, increased user engagement, received architecture and design awards—and won over some of their critics. So how did these endeavors come together? How does a beautiful building become a reality? We asked three adminis […]
The bestselling author of The Testaments talks about her unusual upbringing and why it was time to revisit the dystopia of The Handmaid’s Tale“You are in chaos,” Margaret Atwood decrees calmly over tea. “It’s Cavaliers versus Roundheads.” We meet in London, the afternoon before she is due at Waterstones in Piccadilly to sell the first copy of The Testaments, […]
The assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme obsessed Larsson for years – he even put several references to it in his novels. Do his secret files contain vital clues?On a snowy March day five years ago, I was waiting in my old, square Volvo outside a rented storage facility on the outskirts of Stockholm. I knew what I was looking for, but didn’t re […]
A black Texas Ranger questions his loyalties when he probes the disappearance of a white supremacist’s sonHeaven, My Home is the second instalment in Attica Locke’s Highway 59 series, hard-boiled crime novels in which the crime doubles as the mechanism by which the state of race relations in the US is laid bare. Texas Ranger Darren Matthews, who was introduc […]
The Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, unveiled the winners of the Global Peer Review Awards, "which recognize global researchers for both the quality and quantity of their peer reviews."
Michele W. Berger writes for Penn Today, "More than 250 archaeologists from around the world contributed their knowledge to ArchaeoGLOBE, an effort to better understand the prevalence of agriculture, pastoralism, and hunting and gathering at different points in human history."