Peter Orner, author of “Maggie Brown & Others,” on a writer who specializes in “American oddness.”
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An intrepid newspaper reporter — juggling work, desire, ambition and family — investigates two murders in mid-1960s Baltimore.
Nesbo’s new novel, “The Knife,” made Marilyn Stasio’s skin crawl, so she followed it with less grisly fare, including a mystery set at a summer cottage in Maine.
The cultural critic and author, most recently, of the story collection “Raised in Captivity” also says that he trusts librarians’ literary opinions: “They have no agenda and plenty of free time.”
Responses to a recent issue of the Sunday Book Review.
The Pulitzer Prize winner discusses his new novel, and Jon Gertner talks about “The Ice at the End of the World.”
In ‘Becoming Superman,’ J. Michael Straczynski chronicles a life that was dominated early on by dysfunction and later by success that came with its own tensions.
A selection of recent visual books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Ruthless and treacherous, the characters in these books may be kings, queens and pawns, but they act a lot like the people at a teenager’s lunch table.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Following in the footsteps of the self-described “black feminist lesbian poet,” whose ideas caught fire in a city she cherished and criticized.
The cartoonist Will McPhail works through his feelings about Nora Ephron’s classic divorce book by baking a pie.
That year seems to have been a turning point: For the first time, books by women sold as well — or better than — books by men.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
If past experience (cough, blogs) is any indication, a shakeout is nigh.
She and her family, whom she later wrote about, were among the last Jews to flee what she called a “cultural holocaust” and ended up in Brooklyn in the early 1960s.
The 2019-20 season also features appearances by André Aciman and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
He’s the author of a farce called “Seventy-Two Virgins,” a Churchill biography and a book in verse about pushy parents. They all say something about his personality.
Mr. Camilleri was a late-blooming novelist whose series about a Sicilian police officer became wildly popular in Italy and the basis for a television series.
In these three summer thrillers — by Ruth Ware, Adrian McKinty and Alex North — children are in peril.
Bianca Marais’s “If You Want to Make God Laugh” shines a light on the racial inequalities of the post-apartheid era.
A writer and publisher who had lost his sight, he opened his door to a revolving cast of painters, poets, musicians and others for meandering conversation.
Courtney Maum’s “Costalegre” is narrated by the 15-year-old daughter of an American art collector, and set in the Mexican jungle.
David Roberts’s “Escalante’s Dream” retraces the 1,700-mile journey of an expedition led by two Spanish friars in the 18th-century Southwest.
When the thriller writer Lisa Gardner needed to research a new book, she toured the facility that has made death into a science.
Men are more likely to be involved in violent crime — as perpetrators and victims — but women love to read about it. Kate Tuttle considers the gendered attractions of the genre.
Elizabeth Gabler, the executive behind hit movies like “The Devil Wears Prada,” will run a venture financed by Sony Pictures and HarperCollins Publishers.
Those who knew where to look on East 84th Street could find an apartment stuffed with literature and a literary salon to go with it.
Science fiction illuminates reality by imagining the unreal in a mind-bending show at the Queens Museum.
The reform school at the center of Whitehead’s new novel (his first since “The Underground Railroad”) is more like a prison where the inmates are brutalized and even killed.
Ben Lewis’s new book explores the purported 500-year history of “Salvator Mundi,” a painting of Christ that shattered auction records in 2017.