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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:52:47 GMTMr. Beatty, the first American to capture the prestigious British award, wrote “The Sellout,” a scathing satire about race in America.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:38:50 GMTPhilip Roth revisiting areas where he grew up in Newark.When Mr. Roth’s books are moved to a refurbished space in the Newark Public Library, they will be shelved using the same system he created at home.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:25:26 GMTA self-portrait by J.M.W. Turner (circa 1790). Franny Moyle’s ambitious biography depicts J.M.W. Turner’s talent, work ethic and self-involvement in detail but with little style or warmth.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:44:27 GMTPaul Beatty, the author of “The Sellout.”Mr. Beatty’s satirical take on race spares no person or piety.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMTIn this season’s true crime books, mysteries set in Indianapolis; Austin, Tex.; Louisiana; and elsewhere.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:41:10 GMTThe latest biography by Peter Ackroyd examines what lurks behind the film director’s obsession with order and control.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMTBedlam drawn by Jonathan Swift, 1704.“This Way Madness Lies,” Mike Jay’s history of the asylum Bedlam, tracks attitudes toward mental illness.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:28:37 GMTMolly Schiot, whose new book is “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.”A new book, “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History,” looks at women who overcame tremendous obstacles.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:06:20 GMTThe author’s novel “The Sellout” was the first book by an American to receive the British award.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:25:17 GMTThe poet Lucia Perillo learned she had multiple sclerosis when she was 30.When asked about her multiple sclerosis, Ms. Perillo, who wrote piercingly about mortality, said: “I don’t battle M.S. I relent to its humiliations.”
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:53:10 GMTFive novels, five books of nonfiction and two graphic memoirs to read before you hit 30.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:01 GMTJames ParkerJames Parker and Rivka Galchen discuss the difficulty in writing funny.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:46:47 GMTA portrait of Christopher Marlowe, a Shakespeare colleague and rival.Marlowe is being listed on the three “Henry VI” plays, parts 1, 2 and 3, which have long been believed to be the work of more than one writer.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:22 GMTThe season’s thrillers include Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, “Night School,” and Francesca Kay’s “The Long Room,” about a British spy in London in 1981.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMTA scene from “High Anxiety” (1977), with Mel Brooks and Madeline Kahn.In “America the Anxious,” the British observer Ruth Whippman argues that Americans’ striving for happiness makes us miserable.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:36:26 GMTA portrait of Marguerite LeHand, known as Missy, the personal secretary to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.LeHand, known as Missy, wielded far more influence than her title of secretary to the president conveyed.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:16:50 GMTMadeleine Thien’s beautiful, sorrowful novel pieces together the story of musicians’ — and China’s — sufferings during the Cultural Revolution.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:37:06 GMTBob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, but at least one member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, may be growing tired of his lack of response.The criticism of Mr. Dylan came from Per Wastberg, a writer and member of the Swedish Academy that awards the honor. His comments were reported by a Swedish newspaper.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:32:52 GMTBeth Macy talks about “Truevine”; Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast discuss “No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood”; and Molly Young on “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:01:13 GMTBrendan Kiely outside the Jefferson Market Library in Manhattan. He is a co-author of “All American Boys,” about the beating of an innocent black child by a white officer.Issue-driven fiction is having a renaissance. Several new books are an outgrowth of the financial crisis, the rise of racial tensions and the increased animosity toward immigrants.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:23:14 GMTMarcy DermanskyMarcy Dermansky’s “The Red Car” is a propulsive novel that still makes you stop and think.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:23:05 GMTOvidIn Jane Alison’s “Nine Island,” a woman faces her romantic future.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:50 GMTA May-December romance begins between a drama student and a London actor in Eimear McBride’s “The Lesser Bohemians.”
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:37 GMTMarie PonsotMarie Ponsot’s “Collected Poems” is the model for every poet who worships procrastination.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:29 GMTNapoleon at St. Helena, painted by Benjamin Robert Haydon.Thomas Keneally’s new novel imagines Napoleon’s final exile through the eyes of a young girl.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:21:32 GMTWillie and George Muse, 1926.Beth Macy’s “Truevine” tells the story of African-American brothers who found exploitation then a measure of success as circus attractions.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:21:10 GMTRichard Greenberg, left, and the director Joe Mantello at the Public Theater, 2002.“Rules for Others to Live By” is Richard Greenberg’s first book of original essays.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:21:03 GMTRon Robin’s “The Cold World They Made” is a provocative examination of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, whose views influenced policy makers in the 1950s.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:20:41 GMTShrinking abundance: Moths swarm around flood lights at a stadium in Newcastle, Australia, 2005.Michael McCarthy’s “The Moth Snowstorm” is a plea to support conservation lest we endanger our own primordial pleasure.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:20:29 GMTLev Kerbel works on a clay model for a monument to Karl Marx.Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” focuses on Marx the man, not the ideologue.