Kafka: The Years of Insight

Reiner Stach presents an additional volume of his staggering biography of Franz Kafka, this time focusing on the writer’s final years during the malaise and cynicism of World War I that gave rise to his most influential masterpieces.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.