Books: Book Reviews, Book News, and Author InterviewsNPR's brings you news about books and authors along with our picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.
A chimpanzee hugs her newborn at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2010. Over the course of his long career, primatologist Frans de Waal has become convinced that primates and other animals express emotions similar to human emotions.
Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm.
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara talks with The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin at New York Society for Ethical Culture on Oct. 7, 2017 in New York City.
Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The New Yorker
Shrill executive producer Lindy West enjoyed making a fictionalized version of her life: "You can work out all your grudges and your resentments against everyone you've ever met, except with this plausible deniability because it's fictional," she says.