Beth Novey is a producer for NPR's Arts, Books & Culture desk. She creates and edits web features, plans multimedia projects, and coordinates the web presence for Fresh Air and Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!
She is the co-creator of the Arts Desk's signature curatorial projects — the podcast recommendation site , the annual Book Concierge, and the book-TV-movie guide Read, Watch, Binge. Beth has written career advice for "female" hurricanes, cataloged miserable ways to run a mile, explained why she might be your "secret" Facebook name ... and once convinced David Greene and Nina Totenberg to make a shot-for-shot remake of a dance scene in Love Actually.
Beth got her start at NPR as an intern for Radio Expeditions in 2005. She later served as the web producer for Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, This I Believe, Climate Connections and My Cancer.
She is a native of Baltimore, a graduate of Harvard University, and a right wing on her ice hockey team.
Author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator Brian Pinkney have been together for 30 years and collaborated on nearly 20 books. "It's fun to work with the one you love," Andrea says.
The Yellow Brick Road is a well-traveled one; generations of young readers have followed L. Frank Baum's path to the magical Land of Oz. This spring, as members of NPR's Backseat Book Club embarked on their own journeys to the Emerald City, we asked you to share your Oz memories and photos with us.