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French Women Take On the French-Girl Cliché 2019-09-19 16:45:30Lauren Collins writes about the stereotypes about French women and how books like “Je Ne Suis Pas Parisienne,” by the journalist Alice Pfe

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction 2019-09-19 10:30:00The contenders for the 2019 National Book Awards for Nonfiction include Sarah M. Broom, Patrick Radden Keefe, Hanif Abdurraqib, Greg Grandin, and more

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry 2019-09-18 10:30:00The New Yorker announces the contenders in the 2019 National Book Awards category of Poetry.

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Translated Literature 2019-09-17 10:30:00The New Yorker announces the ten contenders in the National Book Awards category of Translated Literature.

Thomas McGuane Reads “Wide Spot” 2019-09-17 05:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author Thomas McGuane, who reads his short story “Wide Spot,” from the September 23, 2019, issue of The New Yor

Lou Sullivan’s Diaries Are a Radical Testament to 2019-09-16 12:00:00Jeremy Lybarger writes about the diaries of the trans activist Lou Sullivan, which document a personal awakening and a cultural transformation.

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s 2019-09-16 10:30:00The New Yorker announces the ten contenders in the National Book Awards category of Young People’s Literature.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-09-16 05:00:00“Last Witnesses,” “Fashionopolis,” “Night Boat to Tangier,” and “Dominicana.”

Thomas McGuane on Small-Town America 2019-09-16 05:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews Thomas McGuane about “Wide Spot,” his short story from the September 23, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Susan Sontag and the Unholy Practice of Biography  2019-09-16 05:00:00Janet Malcolm on the new biography “Sontag: Her Life and Work,” which is as unillusioned about the writer as she was about herse

Will American Readers Ever Catch on to Marie-Claire 2019-09-16 05:00:00Pasha Malla reviews the newly published English translation of Marie-Claire Blais’s “A Twilight Celebration,” the eighth book in her

Review: Edward Snowden and the Rise of Whistle-Blower Culture in 2019-09-16 05:00:00In his memoir, he chronicles his life game by game, from Nintendo to the N.S.A., Jill Lepore writes.

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Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Talking to Strangers’ is a swing 2019-09-12 22:33:57The bestselling author says that we need more trust. But the monstrous crimes in his case studies don't help his argument.

Q&A with Ryan Jacobs, author of ‘The Truffle 2019-09-12 22:20:12What exactly is a truffle crime? Author Ryan Jacobs discusses his investigation of the alluring fungus and his new book ‘The Truffle Underground

‘A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves’ is 2019-09-12 22:15:58Journalist Jason DeParle chronicles the lives and labor of three far-flung generations of a Filipino family as they forge a way out of poverty.

‘A Better Man’ shows Louise Penny at her 2019-09-05 19:26:22Her Three Pines mystery series, with Inspector Gamache, is a rare one that becomes more interesting the longer it goes on.

‘See Jane Win’: A riveting political deconstruction of 2019-09-03 16:56:36Caitlin Moscatello’s “See Jane Win” dives deep into the triumphs and pitfalls encountered by novice women politicians in the 2018 el

‘Quichotte’ retells ‘Don Quixote’ for chaotic modern times 2019-09-03 16:18:31Salman Rushdie’s messy novel pulls in everything from the opioid crisis and white supremacist violence to “Pinocchio” and reality TV

Q&A with Julia Flynn Siler, author of ‘The 2019-08-29 18:23:14The journalist writes on early activists who fought sex trafficking in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

‘In the Country of Women’ is a powerful 2019-08-29 17:53:46Acclaimed writer Susan Straight shares a poignant and vivid reflection on her family’s journeys.

‘With the Fire on High’ is wise, poetic, 2019-08-27 17:51:53Elizabeth Acevedo’s latest YA novel has wide appeal, a compelling lead, and descriptions of mouthwatering food.

‘A History of the Bible’ offers scholarly insights 2019-08-27 17:37:29Theologian and Anglican priest John Barton takes a well-researched look into the context and composition of the Bible.

‘Wicked Fox’ is an engrossing – if convoluted 2019-08-22 19:52:00Kat Cho’s debut novel “Wicked Fox” is a little complicated, but the poignantly rendered family relationships and fantasy drama are w

The New York Review of Books

American Immigration: A Century of Racism 2019-09-12 08:00:18The last few decades have brought a resurgence of interest in the history of eugenics in America, including not only The Nazi Connection but also Alex

David Berman of Silver Jews Remembered 2019-09-12 04:38:41“All my favorite singers couldn’t sing,” David Berman crooned. Berman—along with other indie greats also gone too young: the s

A Translation for Our Time? 2019-09-11 05:33:39What is exciting about translation, then, is not the notion that it has delivered a hundred percent, or that the entire world of human feeling can be

Why Not Film What Happened? 2019-09-11 05:00:44Joanna Hogg’s first movie, Unrelated (2007), opens in darkness: its main character, Anna, a woman of around forty, wheels a suitcase along a dir

Why Bibi Fears Arab Voters 2019-09-10 07:00:00The giant yellow billboard near the Arab town of Nahef in northern Israel declares in Arabic, “This time, we are the decision-makers.” It

‘Ulysses’ on Trial 2019-09-09 08:00:43It was a setup: a stratagem worthy of wily Ulysses himself. The conspirators were Bennett Cerf, publisher and cofounder of Random House, and Morris Er

Sontag in Sarajevo 2019-09-09 03:00:04What was at stake in Sarajevo was not only the fate of a people and a country. Sarajevo was a European city—and Europe, David Rieff wrote, &ldqu

Looking for ‘Reason’ in Modi’s India 2019-09-07 03:00:03Shot across the country between 2013 and 2018, Vivek is a work of great ambition, really a report on Modi’s first term in power. It covers most

My Prison Reading 2019-09-06 03:00:30I began to stack my books in a row on the floor against the far wall of my cell. Quietly, they began to take on the familiar quality of a bookshelf&md

Australia’s Shame 2019-09-05 08:30:54Let us suppose that I am the heir of an enormous estate. Stories about my generosity abound. And let us suppose that you are a young man, ambitious bu

The Nik of Time 2019-09-05 07:30:44To the Editors: James Gleick writes, in “Moon Fever,” “If it wasn’t for Sputnik, we wouldn’t have had ‘beatniks,&r

The Missing Ordinance 2019-09-05 07:30:26To the Editors: One more element needs to be added to James Oakes’s survey of antislavery politics before the Civil War. The factor apparently m

Books

A Stitch In Time Saves A Life In 2019-09-21 10:00:19Tracy Chevalier's new novel follows a woman left alone after her fiance and brother died in World War I. She decides to make her mark on the world by

'Show Won't Go On': Book Compiles Performers Who 2019-09-21 07:46:00NPR's Scott Simon interviews Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns about their new book: The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Death

Navigating Culture And Crushes In 'Frankly In Love' 2019-09-21 07:46:00David Yoon's young adult debut follows Frank Li, a Korean American kid who concocts a plan to keep his strict parents from finding out that he's dat

'A Cosmology Of Monsters' Blends Freaky Frights And 2019-09-21 07:00:28Shaun Hamill's new novel uses the lens of horror to examine the ways we interact and fail to interact with each other, and the way a family can be he

'They Will Have To Die Now' Is A 2019-09-20 15:22:00James Verini's book will stand up with some of the best war reporting, as he takes an unblinking look at the dirtiest kind of battle — urban co

Here Are The Nominees For The 2019 National 2019-09-20 10:46:01Colson Whitehead and Marlon James headline the longlists of names in contention for the literary prize. Altogether, 50 books across five categories st

Take A Dark Ride On The 'Night Boat 2019-09-20 10:00:18In Kevin Barry's grim but compassionate new novel, two weary Irish ex-crooks sit waiting in a run-down Spanish ferry terminal, waiting for one man's

'Heaven, My Home' Is A Complicated Place 2019-09-20 07:00:24Attica Locke returns to the world of Highway 59 in Heaven, My Home, which finds Texas Ranger Darren Mathews dealing with the disappearance of the youn

In 'Obviously,' Comedian Muses About Growing Up In 2019-09-19 16:32:00NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with comedian Akilah Hughes about a collection of short essays in her new book, Obviously.

Edward Snowden Speaks Out: 'I Haven't And I 2019-09-19 12:28:00In 2013, Snowden showed journalists thousands of top-secret documents about U.S. intelligence agencies' surveillance efforts. He's been living in Ru

'This Is Not Propaganda' And The Post-Truth World 2019-09-19 10:20:35We explore one author's quest for truth in an increasingly fake world.

'Coventry' Touches On Gender, Self-Definition In Taking Control 2019-09-19 07:01:20In her first essay collection, Rachel Cusk writes like someone who has been burned and has reacted not with self-censorship but with a doubling-down o


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