Benjamin Moser’s authorized biography of the essayist, critic and cultural icon Susan Sontag pays closest attention to its subject’s persona as a “great original creation.”
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In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.
In Kevin Barry’s “Last Boat to Tangier,” longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize, a pair of existentialist thugs in a Spanish port city recount their friendship, their fights and their many bad decisions.
“Guts,” Raina Telgemeier’s warm, funny and realistic new graphic memoir, hits home for parents and children trying to climb out of the abyss of worry.
A new account by the New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly reinvestigates the allegations of sexual misconduct against the justice.
In “Red at the Bone,” the effects of an unplanned teenage pregnancy ripple through three generations of a Brooklyn family.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey talk about their new book, “She Said,” and Ian Urbina discusses “The Outlaw Ocean.”
Bill McKibben will be the curator of the festival, dedicated to fostering French-American intellectual exchange, which this year focuses on the environment.
In her evocative memoir, “Homesick,” Jennifer Croft recalls, in words and images, her troubled childhood and the solace she found in language.
In “Scarred,” Sarah Edmondson — once a high-ranking Nxivm member — describes her years in the group.
“My First Black Boyfriend,” an essay collection by the comedian and filmmaker, is coming out next year.
Four poetry collections — “Be Recorder,” by Carmen Giménez Smith; “Odes to Lithium,” by Shira Erlichman; “Grief Sequence,” by Prageeta Sharma; and “Eyes Bottle Dark With a Mouthful of Flowers,” by Jake Skeets — explore narratives of belonging and identity.
The Canadian poet Steven Price has written a novel, “Lampedusa,” about the creation of one of Italy’s iconic works of fiction, “The Leopard.”
In new books, Naomi Klein and Jeremy Rifkin take very different approaches to A.O.C.’s progressive climate proposal.
In “Coventry,” the British author of the widely admired “Outline” trilogy shows how central the self is to her artistic vision.
In Stella Tillyard’s novel “Call Upon the Water,” a 17th-century Dutch engineer sets out to drain the English fenlands, but finds his spirit drained instead.
A selection of recent visual books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
A new book, nine years in the making, celebrates the melon in its myriad forms.
A new era of the strip, with drawings by Gary Larson, is ahead.
Pilgrims flock to the once-ignored grave of Arthur Rimbaud, the “Jim Morrison of poets,” loved by fans as a tragic hero of free thought and authenticity.
President Trump and other Republicans defended the Supreme Court justice after a New York Times essay described a previously unreported story about him as a student at Yale.
Benjamin Moser’s “Sontag” explores the life and work of the vaunted writer and public intellectual, including her long-term relationship with the photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s “She Said,” new memoirs from Demi Moore and Edward Snowden, “Super Tuesday” for publishing and more.
Known internationally for books like “The Case Worker,” he was an advocate of individual liberty and played a prominent role after Communist rule ended.
She found inspiration in her Georgia upbringing and in Atlanta’s evolution into a major postwar city.
Twenty-one years ago, Dr. Seuss’ widow discovered some unpublished manuscripts, including one that has become “Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum,” illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
His books helped restore the reputations of Grant and Eisenhower and return John Marshall to the forefront of the American story.
In Laurel Snyder’s “My Jasper June,” the truth is complicated, but the lifesaving power of friendship never flickers.
In Renée Watson’s “Some Places More Than Others,” the historic black neighborhood is home to family secrets, cultural riches — and culture shock.
The college admitted its first class of women 50 years ago. “Yale Needs Women,” by the historian Anne Gardiner Perkins, uncovers the formidable challenges those students faced.
Danticat’s 2007 memoir, “Brother, I’m Dying,” traces her family’s journey from Haiti to the United States.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
A graphic novelist gives in to her curiosity and draws her impressions of Hitler’s infamous book.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
The crime novels in Marilyn Stasio’s column take readers from East Texas to West Africa, with stops in Ireland and the memory care unit of a nursing home.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
You may not get a front-row seat at the shows, but these glossy tomes could be the next best thing.
William Dalrymple’s “The Anarchy” describes the transformation of a corporation with a security force into a mighty army with a trading division.
“There’s many layers of fictionalization within this true story.”
After years of scrutiny for her career, relationships and setbacks, the movie star hopes the public sees another side in her memoir, “Inside Out.”
The scholar and author, whose new book is “Breathe: A Letter to My Sons,” is “not engaged by books which I think of as ‘parlor people’ literature.”
His writing was bawdy, irreverent and joyous but also held up a mirror to uncomfortable truths.
A new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris looks at how literary figures like Eliot, Conrad and Aeschylus shaped the painter’s work.
Higher education was meant to be a great equalizer. Paul Tough’s “The Years That Matter Most” suggests that colleges and universities are exacerbating inequality, not reducing it.