Dec 11 William Blum, U.S. Policy Critic Cited by bin Laden, Dies at 85
He railed in relative obscurity against what he viewed as United States imperialism, until he received an unexpected endorsement from the founder of Al Qaeda.
Dec 11 Match Book: Books to Give Your Precocious Readers
Graphic and prose novels for your speed-reading children to both breeze through and savor.
Dec 11 Books of The Times: A Debut Novel Unfolds Over 48 Tense Hours in Lo...
Guy Gunaratne’s “In Our Mad and Furious City,” longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is told in alternating viewpoints after a murder roils the city.
Dec 11 Late-Night TV Hosts Give Publicity-Starved Novelists the Star Treat...
TV coverage of literary fiction has dwindled, but Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers are exceptions. “Who would have guessed that a 700-page novel would be on national TV?” one publishing executive said.
Dec 11 Poetry: Two New Volumes by Adrienne Rich, Game-Changing Feminist, P...
“Selected Poems: 1950-2012,” and “Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry,” are laden with insights that, six years after Rich’s death, remain as urgent as ever.
Dec 11 Further Reading: If You Love ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ You’ll Lo...
Whether you want to dip into a novel that evokes Midge Maisel’s New York City or pick up a sparkling history of 1950s comedy, we’ve got some recommendations for you.
Dec 11 Now Read This: Discussion Questions for ‘There Will Be No Miracles ...
Casey Gerald’s memoir is our December pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”
Dec 11 Front Burner: The English Christmas Decoded
Nigel Slater’s newest tome is a guidebook to the winter season, with recipes for mincemeat and flavored spirits, and history and lore.
Dec 11 Further Reading: Do You Love ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’? Then Read...
Whether you want to dip into a novel that evokes Midge Maisel’s New York City or pick up a sparkling history of 1950s comedy, we’ve got some recommendations for you.
Dec 11 Poetry: From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Publi...
In “Evolution,” Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.
Dec 11 New & Noteworthy
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Dec 10 Newsbook: President Trump Seeks New Chief of Staff. 3 Books Show Wh...
From Nixon’s White House to Obama’s, these books highlight presidential right-hand men and their outsize power.
Dec 10 Times Critics Discuss the Year in Books, From Triumphs to Disappoin...
The Times’s staff critics talk with each other about the wide variety of reading they did in 2018.
Dec 10 P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,’ Dies at 67
In two books he wrote about rudeness and how to avoid it. He also started a program to encourage the practice of good manners.
Dec 10 Books of The Times: A Memoir That Might Inspire You to Break a Sweat
Peter Sagal, the host of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR, writes about the rigors and rewards of his life as a runner in “The Incomplete Book of Running.”
Dec 10 The Best Poetry of 2018
The Book Review’s poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.
Dec 10 David Sedaris’s Back Pages, Before ‘SantaLand’ Made Him a Star
The writer’s archive, which has just been bought by Yale, includes his voluminous diaries and other private handmade books.
Dec 10 Essay: ‘Change Your Life,’ the Poet Says, and a Rural Idyll Offers ...
A Brooklyn novelist’s annual trip to the Chilean countryside fuels daydreams of permanently moving. But peace and quiet can be so, well, exasperating.
Dec 10 Nonfiction: Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ and the...
The former first lady’s long-awaited new memoir recounts with insight, candor and wit her family’s trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago’s South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House.
Dec 10 Books News: John le Carré’s Next Novel to Land in 2019
“Agent Running in the Field” will feature a 26-year-old character navigating political turmoil in present-day London.
Dec 10 Essay: Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns....
Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.
Dec 8 Times Insider: What Goes Into Our End-of-Year Books Lists
By the end of a typical year, hundreds of thousands of books in various styles, genres and subject areas are published. These three lists are meant to help you make sense of it all.
Dec 8 The Art of Reading: The Way We Read
Donald and Patricia Oresman’s 550-piece art collection was auctioned recently. Every piece had one thing in common: People were reading in them.
Dec 8 Books News: A New Book About Mussolini Is Provoking a Debate Over H...
Antonio Scurati, the author of “M,” sees his book as an anti-fascist history lesson disguised as a novel. Others disagree.
Dec 8 Books News: Crown Publisher and Editor of Michelle Obama’s Memoir I...
Molly Stern will be replaced by David Drake. Gillian Blake will leave Henry Holt for Crown. The changes reflect a cyclical shift in the industry.
Dec 7 The Book Review Podcast: Immaturity in American Politics
Alan Wolfe discusses “The Politics of Petulance,” and Nadja Spiegelman talks about two books by Lucia Berlin.
Dec 7 After Dispute, ‘Mockingbird’ Blends Novel’s Spirit and Sorkin’s Voi...
Harper Lee’s estate objected to elements of Aaron Sorkin’s early stage adaptation. Now it arrives on Broadway with concessions from both sides.
Dec 7 Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Dec 7 Books of The Times: Revelations and Reckonings in a Sex Scandal Fro...
In “Bringing Down the Colonel,” Patricia Miller unearths the 19th-century case of Madeline Pollard, who sued a five-term House representative for breach of promise to marry.
Dec 7 Nonfiction: Books About Losing Faith That Will Give You Hope
In “Interior States,” Megan O’Gieblyn reconsiders her evangelical upbringing, and in “What if This Were Enough?” Heather Havrilesky renounces the “enforced cheer” of American culture.
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