Books

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

New York Times Books - 2 hours 33 min ago
Ms. Le Guin brought literary elegance and a feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy tales, drawing millions of readers around the world.
Categories: Books

Nicanor Parra, Chilean Voice in an ‘Anti-Poet’ Movement, Dies at 103

New York Times Books - 3 hours 27 min ago
With everyday language, Mr. Parra and others defied high-flown poetic conventions with a directness that evoked the humor and absurdity of modern life.
Categories: Books

Crime: Keep Watch Over Your Children: Danger Lurks Everywhere

New York Times Books - 11 hours 24 min ago
In Marilyn Stasio’s latest Crime column, we meet a murderous nanny, an abducted teenager, a little boy stranded in the high desert and a mad bomber.
Categories: Books

Books of The Times: ‘The Monk of Mokha’ is Dave Eggers’s Latest PG-13 Story About the American Dream

New York Times Books - 14 hours 7 min ago
Eggers’s new book is about a man, the son of Yemeni immigrants, who becomes obsessed with restoring the honor of Yemeni coffee.
Categories: Books

Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

New York Times Books - 16 hours 26 min ago
In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.
Categories: Books

The Passion and Peril of Birding

New York Times Books - 21 hours 50 min ago
Three new books, reviewed by Richard Prum, take an unvarnished look at birdmania, from the fun to the pathological.
Categories: Books

Help Desk: Everything You Can Do, They Can Do Better

New York Times Books - 21 hours 50 min ago
Foreign self-help advice for American strivers: French tips on geriatric sex and generic charm, plus Swedish and Japanese hints on achieving serenity.
Categories: Books

Match Book: Dear Match Book: Tales From Behind the Camera?

New York Times Books - 21 hours 50 min ago
Books that reveal the process of making glamorous productions on stage and screen.
Categories: Books

Books of The Times: In ‘Frankenstein in Baghdad,’ a Fantastical Manifestation of War’s Cruelties

New York Times Books - Mon 01-22-2018, 12:19 pm
Ahmed Saadawi’s novel, set in U.S.-occupied Iraq, is an ingenious updating of Mary Shelley’s classic.
Categories: Books

New & Noteworthy

New York Times Books - Mon 01-22-2018, 8:26 am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Categories: Books

Chinese Police Seize Publisher From Train in Front of Diplomats

New York Times Books - Mon 01-22-2018, 3:14 am
Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who published critical books in Hong Kong, was seized in China while being escorted by Swedish envoys.
Categories: Books

Fiction: A Novel That Asks, What if Abortion Were Again Illegal?

New York Times Books - Mon 01-22-2018, 12:00 am
“Red Clocks,” by Leni Zumas, imagines a dystopian near-future in which women are once again stripped of reproductive freedoms.
Categories: Books

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Rags-to-Riches Life of Kirk Kerkorian

New York Times Books - Sun 01-21-2018, 7:00 am
William C. Rempel discusses “The Gambler,” his biography of Kerkorian, who dropped out of eighth grade and ended up on the Forbes list of billionaires.
Categories: Books

Profile: Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

New York Times Books - Sun 01-21-2018, 3:17 am
Daniel Mallory submitted “The Woman in the Window,” a psychological thriller, under a pseudonym. His own publishing house bought it.
Categories: Books

The Book Review Podcast: ‘Off the Charts’

New York Times Books - Fri 01-19-2018, 8:29 am
Ann Hulbert discusses her new book about child prodigies, and Sam Graham-Felsen talks about his debut novel, “Green.”
Categories: Books

Inside the List: A Young Novelist Grapples With Matters of Life and Death

New York Times Books - Fri 01-19-2018, 6:15 am
Forget the sophomore slump — Chloe Benjamin’s second novel, “The Immortalists,” has rocketed to No. 7 in its first week on sale.
Categories: Books

Sketchbook: A Writer’s State of Mind

New York Times Books - Fri 01-19-2018, 5:52 am
A graphic reminder of the greatest secret to success as an author.
Categories: Books

Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Books - Fri 01-19-2018, 4:53 am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Categories: Books

Fiction: A Novel That Echoes Naipaul, Exploring the Limits of Freedom

New York Times Books - Fri 01-19-2018, 12:00 am
Neel Mukherjee’s “State of Freedom” offers five interconnected stories set in India and exploring the lives of the unmoored.
Categories: Books

The Shortlist: From Naples to Tokyo, New Books in Translation

New York Times Books - Fri 01-19-2018, 12:00 am
Four new novels cover the globe with stories that range from the quirky to the devastating.
Categories: Books
Syndicate content