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1 ) Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:41:04 GMT
Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Introduce Paperbacks, Dies at 99
As a publishing team, she and her husband, Ian, set out in 1939 “to change the reading habits of America,” and to a large extent they did.

 

 

2 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:37:15 GMT
Books of The Times: In ‘The Next to Die,’ a Serial Killer Targets Pairs of Best Friends
In Hannah’s new novel, the Culver Valley police force is searching for a killer who sends homemade books to prospective victims.

 

 

3 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:47:20 GMT
Andrea Levy, Author Who Spoke for a Generation of Immigrants, Dies at 62
Her books were praised for their witty, honest portraits of the immigrant experience, especially of those who moved to Britain from the West Indies after World War II.

 

 

4 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:16 GMT
Sketchbook: The Future of Publishing, as Imagined by R.O. Blechman
An illustrated prediction of the book world’s next big frontier.

 

 

5 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:08 GMT
Ivory Tower: Is Blockchain Technology Overhyped?
Two books by legal scholars argue that the revolutionary promise of the new database tool has been exaggerated.

 

 

6 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:07 GMT
Fiction: A Novel About the Life and Times of the Photographer Lee Miller
Whitney Scharer’s “The Age of Light” tells the story of the journalist and model who was often overshadowed by her lover and collaborator Man Ray.

 

 

7 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:06 GMT
From Our Archives: Revisiting George W. Bush’s Memoir “A Charge to Keep”
Our reviewer called the 1999 book “a puzzling exercise.”

 

 

8 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:04 GMT
Crime: Stalkers and Dead Wedding Guests: The Latest in Crime Novels
Marilyn Stasio’s column covers new books from established crime-writing giants, like Jonathan Kellerman, and a newcomer, Alex Michaelides.

 

 

9 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:15:32 GMT
Nonfiction: How Wild Was Wild Bill Hickok? A Biographer Separates Life From Legend
Tom Clavin’s “Wild Bill” details the life of a legendary gunfighter whose real name wasn’t even Bill.

 

 

10 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:44:37 GMT
Arundhati Roy to Headline the 2019 PEN World Voices Festival
Dave Eggers, Joyce Carol Oates and others will also take part in the festival, whose theme is the narrowing gap between public and private life.

 

 

11 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:19:46 GMT
The Enthusiast: In Praise of Maurice Sendak
“I’ve read the books many times to my own children, astonished at how much is in them for my grown-up self — about that growing-up process, and about the times I grew up in, too.”

 

 

12 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:23:22 GMT
Dancing to Jane Austen’s Beat
An annual celebration, this year attended by some 300 costumed revelers, is one of the regular events around the country that unite both the novelist’s hard-core fans and period dance enthusiasts.

 

 

13 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:27:16 GMT
Sweden Investigates Its Ambassador to China After Report of Secret Talks to Free Publisher
The daughter of Gui Minhai, a Swedish bookseller detained in China, said the ambassador arranged a meeting with men who first offered to help, then cajoled and pressured her.

 

 

14 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:04 GMT
Books News: Dan Mallory, 2 Starkly Similar Novels and the Puzzle of Plagiarism
Readers have noticed an overlap between “The Woman in the Window,” by A.J. Finn — a pen name for Dan Mallory — and Sarah A. Denzil’s “Saving April.”

 

 

15 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:41:27 GMT
Overlooked No More: Dudley Randall, Whose Broadside Press Gave a Voice to Black Poets
Randall, a poet and librarian, started the press out of his home, eventually publishing the work of about 200 writers amid Detroit’s flowering Black Arts Movement.

 

 

16 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:30:53 GMT
Nonfiction: How the Parkland Shooting Led to a Generation’s Political Awakening
In his book “Parkland,” Dave Cullen follows the survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their quest to change gun laws and heal themselves.

 

 

17 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:45:47 GMT
Books of The Times: ‘How to Hide an Empire’ Shines Light on America’s Expansionist Side
Daniel Immerwahr’s provocative and absorbing history draws attention to those islands and archipelagos too often sidelined in the national imagination.

 

 

18 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:49:26 GMT
Anne Firor Scott, Scholar of Women’s History, Dies at 97
Studying diaries, letters and more, she found that women, in the South and beyond, were not just passive observers of the vital events of their time.

 

 

19 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:15:05 GMT
Further reading: Books for Broken Hearts
Feeling like you’ve kissed too many frogs? Given up on love altogether? These books might provide some escape this Valentine’s Day.

 

 

20 ) Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:06:38 GMT
Heidi Toffler, Unsung Force Behind Futurist Books, Dies at 89
With her husband, Alvin Toffler, she was half of a team that produced global best-sellers, including “Future Shock.” Recognition was belated.

 

 

21 ) Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:01:22 GMT
Books of The Times: ‘Leading Men,’ a Novel About Tennessee Williams and His Lover, Casts a Spell From the Start
Christopher Castellani’s latest vividly reimagines the relationship between Williams and Frank Merlo, and offers intricate thoughts about the nature of fidelity, the artistic impulse and estrangement.

 

 

22 ) Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:24:57 GMT
A Call to Putin, and Russian TV Changed Its Story
The former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi describes the 2016 exchange with the Russian president in his new book.

 

 

23 ) Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:18:47 GMT
Tomi Ungerer, Brash Illustrator for Young and Older, Dies at 87
His children’s books brought a refreshing jolt to the genre, but his erotica made him an outcast in some circles.

 

 

24 ) Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:33:37 GMT
C.Y. Lee, ‘Flower Drum Song’ Author, Is Dead at 102
His novel of generational and cultural conflict among Chinese immigrants became a hit Broadway musical and then a film that earned five Oscar nominations.

 

 

25 ) Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:32:06 GMT
Books of The Times: Valeria Luiselli’s Latest Is a Mold-Breaking New Classic
In “Lost Children Archive,” an unhappily married couple set out on a road trip, with their two young children, to visit the ancestral homeland of the Apaches in Arizona.

 

 

26 ) Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:10:20 GMT
Nancy B. Reich, Scholarly Champion of Clara Schumann, Dies at 94
Her research raised the profile of a composer too often overshadowed by her husband and established her as a major figure of German Romanticism.

 

 

27 ) Sun, 10 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Books of The Times: An Encyclopedic Novel Intent on Reliving the Baby Boomers’ Touchstone Moments. All of Them.
David Bowman’s posthumously published “Big Bang” travels from 1950 to 1963, and includes appearances by nearly every boldface name of the era.

 

 

28 ) Sat, 09 Feb 2019 10:00:10 GMT
ART OF THE Book: Mapping Oliver Jeffers’ World
In his studio in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, he brings together his work as a fine artist and as an illustrator.

 

 

29 ) Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:40:12 GMT
Jan Wahl, Children’s Writer Who Attracted Top Artists, Dies at 87
Mr. Wahl published more than 100 lucidly written books, some illustrated by the likes of Maurice Sendak, Norman Rockwell and Edward Gorey.

 

 

30 ) Fri, 08 Feb 2019 17:48:24 GMT
Inside the List: Is Everyone in Washington Writing a Political Tell-All?
Two more books by former members of President Trump’s administration hit the best-seller list this week.

 

 

31 ) Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:25:26 GMT
Book Territory: Where Books Meet Black Mecca
A bookstore in Atlanta where half of the books aren’t for sale?

 

 

32 ) Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:25:25 GMT
Book Territory: Where Books Meet Black Mecca
A bookstore in Atlanta where half of the books aren’t for sale?

 

 

33 ) Thu, 07 Feb 2019 22:51:10 GMT
Rosamunde Pilcher, Author of ‘The Shell Seekers,’ Dies at 94
After the success of what her publisher called “the quintessential word-of-mouth book,” many of her novels were made into TV movies or mini-series.

 

 

34 ) Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:32:11 GMT
Lili Wronker, Calligrapher and Illustrator, Is Dead at 94
A German refugee, she brought her expertise in lettering to Hebrew calligraphy. She also illustrated hundreds of books, many of them for children.

 

 

35 ) Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:00:05 GMT
Profile: Valeria Luiselli, At Home in Two Worlds
The Mexican writer has made a name for herself with experimental books and essays. Her latest, “Lost Children Archive,” is a road trip novel that shows off her intellectual sensibilities.

 

 

36 ) Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:57:57 GMT
An Apology for Rejecting a George Orwell Essay (but Not for His Marmalade Recipe)
A British cultural exchange body said it had been wrong to turn down the writer’s effort 73 years ago but stood by the criticism of his marmalade: “Bad recipe!”

 

 

37 ) Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:00:07 GMT
Nonfiction: The Black Sergeant and the White Judge Who Changed Civil Rights History
“Unexampled Courage,” by Richard Gergel, is a riveting account of the 1946 legal case that spurred the federal government to act in defense of racial equality.

 

 

38 ) Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:00:06 GMT
By the Book: Maria Popova: By the Book
The author of “Figuring” (and the brain behind the Brain Pickings website) likes how children’s books speak “a language of absolute sincerity, so deliciously countercultural in our age of cynicism.”

 

 

39 ) Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:07:56 GMT
Fiction: An Ominous Sleeping Sickness Paralyzes a Small California Town in ‘The Dreamers’
In Karen Thompson Walker’s second novel, people stop waking up in the morning. They’re not dead, just trapped in a dream-filled netherworld.

 

 

40 ) Wed, 06 Feb 2019 17:44:32 GMT
Books of The Times: An Enthralling and Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl
In “Midnight in Chernobyl,” the journalist Adam Higginbotham reconstructs the disaster from the ground up, recounting the prelude to it as well as its aftermath.

 

 

41 ) Wed, 06 Feb 2019 17:44:32 GMT
Books of The Times: An Enthralling and Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl
In “Midnight in Chernobyl,” the journalist Adam Higginbotham reconstructs the disaster from the ground up, recounting the prelude to it as well as its aftermath.

 

 

42 ) Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:38:41 GMT
Books of The Times: Janet Malcolm, a Withering Critic, in a Nostalgic Key
“Nobody’s Looking at You” collects pieces about the fashion designer Eileen Fisher, the concert pianist Yuja Wang, the writer Joseph Mitchell and other subjects.

 

 

43 ) Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:30:03 GMT
Children’s Books: In Angie Thomas’s ‘On the Come Up,’ a Young Rapper Finds Her Way
The follow-up to “The Hate U Give” introduces a heroine whose late father was a local hip-hop legend. She has a struggling mom, a venal manager and a ton of talent.

 

 

44 ) Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:00:08 GMT
The Shortlist: From Black Holes to Breakfast, Three Books Show How Einstein’s Legacy Lives On
The revolutionary advances in physics pioneered by Einstein are at the heart of new books that cover phenomena both celestial and mundane.

 

 

45 ) Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:00:06 GMT
Nonfiction: A Sensible Climate Change Solution, Borrowed From Sweden
In “A Bright Future,” Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist look to Europe for examples of how nuclear energy can help solve the global warming crisis.

 

 

46 ) Mon, 04 Feb 2019 22:16:54 GMT
Theodore Rabb, Resourceful Renaissance Historian, Dies at 81
Based at Princeton, Professor Rabb brought a fresh eye to analyzing historical records in producing books, articles and a PBS series.

 

 

47 ) Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:49:10 GMT
Books of The Times: Elizabeth McCracken’s First Novel in 18 Years Has Whimsy to Spare
“Bowlaway” revolves around a large cast of characters and a candlepin bowling alley in New England.

 

 

48 ) Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:12:07 GMT
A Writer Describes Palestinian Cuisine, and the World Around It
Yasmin Khan’s new cookbook, “Zaitoun,” documents her travels in the West Bank and Gaza, and the beauty of the food she encountered there.

 

 

49 ) Sat, 02 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT
The Queen of Change

 

 

50 ) Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Profile: Meet the Guardian of Grammar Who Wants to Help You Be a Better Writer
Benjamin Dreyer sees language the way an epicure sees food. And there are cretins everywhere he looks.

 

 

51 ) Fri, 01 Feb 2019 04:34:16 GMT
Detainee Wrote a Book via WhatsApp. It Won a Top Literary Prize in Australia.
Behrouz Boochani, an asylum seeker, could not attend the event at which he was awarded $125,000 for his book on his experiences as a detainee.

 

 

52 ) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:32:51 GMT
Q. & A.: Angie Thomas Lets Hip-Hop Speak in Her New Novel, ‘On the Come Up’
The best-selling author talks about paying homage to the rappers she grew up listening to and the challenges of writing her first book after “The Hate U Give.”

 

 

53 ) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:50:26 GMT
Leonard Dinnerstein, 84, Dies; Scholar of Anti-Semitism in U.S.
He began his academic work with a seminal account of the 1915 lynching of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager in Georgia who was convicted of murder.

 

 

54 ) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 16:38:03 GMT
By the Book: Marlon James: By the Book
The author, most recently, of “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” admires fantasy fiction that feels “wonderfully strange and alarmingly familiar at the same time. That and a woman or man who can wield two swords.”

 

 

55 ) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 16:00:04 GMT
Fiction: A Fantasy Set in Africa, by Way of Hieronymus Bosch, García Márquez and Marvel Comics
Michiko Kakutani reviews “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” the first volume of Marlon James’s “Dark Star” trilogy. The novel is packed with dizzying references fused into something new and startling.

 

 

56 ) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:00:13 GMT
Profile: As a Reporter, She Wrote About Business. As a Novelist, She Writes About Murder.
Jane Harper’s mysteries set in Australia have international appeal. Her latest, “The Lost Man,” hits American bookstores in February.

 

 

57 ) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:00:13 GMT
Profile: As a Reporter, She Wrote About Business. As a Novelist, She Writes About Murder.
Jane Harper’s mysteries set in Australia have international appeal. Her latest, “The Lost Man,” hits American bookstores in February.

 

 

58 ) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:00:12 GMT
By the Book: Marlon James: By the Book
The author, most recently, of “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” admires fantasy fiction that feels “wonderfully strange and alarmingly familiar at the same time. That and a woman or man who can wield two swords.”

 

 

59 ) Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:39:56 GMT
Fixtures: The Baumans, Sellers of Really, Really Rare Books
Their shop is the thinking person’s place to go after hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas (or New York).

 

 

60 ) Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:24:02 GMT
Erik Olin Wright, 71, Dies; Marxist Sociologist With a Pragmatic Approach
Dr. Wright offered practical alternatives to capitalism, promoting ideas like a universal basic income.

 

 

61 ) Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:00:05 GMT
Nonfiction: The Persistence of Anti-Semitism
Deborah E. Lipstadt’s “Antisemitism: Here and Now” charts the new guises of Jew hatred.

 

 

62 ) Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:29:56 GMT
Jodorowsky’s Wife Defends Him After Museo del Barrio Cancellation
“Words are not acts,” Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky said in a statement, adding that her husband “never raped anyone.”

 

 

63 ) Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:02:19 GMT
Books of The Times: An Intensely Personal Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest
“Go Ahead in the Rain,” by the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib, is a love letter to the pioneering hip-hop group.

 

 

64 ) Wed, 30 Jan 2019 17:52:12 GMT
Now Read This: February’s Book Club Pick: ‘The Wife,’ by Meg Wolitzer
This is an excerpt from the original book review, “In the Shadow of the Big Boys.”

 

 

65 ) Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:12:42 GMT
Books of The Times: The Kathleen Collins Revival Continues With ‘Notes From a Black Woman’s Diary’
This collection of work by Collins, who died relatively unknown but has been championed in recent years, is a grab bag of letters, diary entries, short stories, plays and screenplays.

 

 

66 ) Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:33:14 GMT
In France, Comic Books Are Serious Business
At the Angoulême International Comics Festival, there was a sense that the best days for comic books may be yet to come — in the French-speaking world, at least.

 

 

67 ) Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:54:25 GMT
Essay: Lena Dunham Pays Homage to Her Late Literary Hero Diana Athill
The British editor and writer, who died last week at 101, modeled a life of fierce, free-spirited independence.

 

 

68 ) Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:00:07 GMT
Nonfiction: An Anti-Facebook Manifesto, by an Early Facebook Investor
In “Zucked,” the venture capitalist Roger McNamee — a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg — reveals the inner workings behind the platform’s troubling rise to global behemoth.

 

 

69 ) Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:00:06 GMT
Nonfiction: An Anti-Facebook Manifesto, by an Early Facebook Investor
In “Zucked,” the venture capitalist Roger McNamee — a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg — reveals the inner workings behind the platform’s troubling rise to global behemoth.

 

 

70 ) Mon, 28 Jan 2019 22:19:44 GMT
Books News: Meg Medina Wins Newbery Medal and Sophie Blackall Is Awarded Her Second Caldecott
Women and Latinx authors and illustrators made a strong showing in this year’s prestigious honors, as diversity in children’s books is becoming more evident.

 

 

71 ) Mon, 28 Jan 2019 20:34:28 GMT
Books of The Times: In ‘Let Me Finish,’ Chris Christie Goes Easy on Donald Trump, Saving Fire for Steve Bannon and Others
In his new book, the former governor of New Jersey and adviser to Trump takes care of old business and finds many ways to say “I told you so.”

 

 

72 ) Mon, 28 Jan 2019 20:34:28 GMT
Books of The Times: In ‘Let Me Finish,’ Chris Christie Goes Easy on Donald Trump, Saving Fire for Steve Bannon and Others
In his new book, the former governor of New Jersey and adviser to Trump takes care of old business and finds many ways to say “I told you so.”

 

 

73 ) Mon, 28 Jan 2019 20:34:27 GMT
Books of The Times: In ‘Let Me Finish,’ Chris Christie Goes Easy on Donald Trump, Saving Fire for Steve Bannon and Others
In his new book, the former governor of New Jersey and adviser to Trump takes care of old business and finds many ways to say “I told you so.”

 

 

74 ) Mon, 28 Jan 2019 17:32:49 GMT
‘Mary Poppins,’ and a Nanny’s Shameful Flirting With Blackface
The racial caricatures of the original P.L. Travers novels find disturbing echoes in the new movie and its beloved 1964 forerunner.

 

 

75 ) Mon, 28 Jan 2019 17:28:49 GMT
Thrillers: Murderous Husbands, Flapper-Era Gun Molls and Korean Assassins: The Best Winter Thrillers
Want to escape the real-life suspense novel we’re living in these days? Check out these six new whodunits.

 

 

76 ) Sun, 27 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT
5 Things About Your Book: Diderot Was Way Ahead of His Time — and He Knew It
Andrew S. Curran talks about “Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely,” his new book about the 18th-century French philosopher whose greatest works were discovered — as he intended — after his death.

 

 

77 ) Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:22:35 GMT
Like a Boss: Tracy K. Smith’s Work Diary: The ‘Nonstop Rush’ of a Poet Laureate
What, you thought it was all iambic pentameter and chamomile tea?

 

 

78 ) Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:00:09 GMT
The Shortlist: History Lives in Fiction: From Jennie Churchill’s Britain to Jacksonian Cincinnati
Four novels take readers back in time. Among these adventures: smuggling runaway slaves, charging San Juan Hill and performing Shakespeare in Dartmoor Prison.

 

 

79 ) Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:00:02 GMT
The Half King Is Dead. Long Live the Half King.
The Half King, a bar favored by war correspondents and conflict photographers, endured all kinds of disasters in its 19 years. Then came the tourists.

 

 

80 ) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:57:21 GMT
Nonfiction: A Memoir From the Young, Gay Mayor of South Bend Running for President
Pete Buttigieg’s “Shortest Way Home” tells the story of an accomplished and ambitious man who is the latest contender to enter the race for the presidency.

 

 

81 ) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:30:03 GMT
Profile: In ‘The End of Loneliness,’ a German-Swiss Novelist Confronts Death and Loss
Benedict Wells’s fourth novel is his first to be translated into English after gaining much praise in Europe.

 

 

82 ) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:51:55 GMT
Books News: E. L. James, Author of ‘Fifty Shades’ Series, to Release New Novel
“The Mister,” which will follow two new characters in an erotic love story, will be released on April 16.

 

 

83 ) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:12:41 GMT
Diana Athill Dies at 101; Wrote Cleareyed Memoirs of Love and Sex
The English author, whose critically lauded autobiographies chronicled her romantic and sexual liaisons, attained literary celebrity in her 90s.

 

 

84 ) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:00:05 GMT
By the Book: Elizabeth McCracken: By the Book
The author, most recently, of the novel “Bowlaway” prefers physical books for the sense of accomplishment: “I like to hold the chunk of remaining book as I read; I like to feel it diminish.”

 

 

85 ) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:00:05 GMT
Nonfiction: Jan Morris Looks Back on a Long and Eventful Life
“In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary” takes the beloved nonagenarian writer through a year of observations — of herself and of the changes she’s observed.

 

 

86 ) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:00:01 GMT
Books News: Wattpad, the Storytelling App, Will Launch a Publishing Division
Using book reading technology, the company will choose stories from among the millions on their app to publish as books.

 

 

87 ) Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:12:10 GMT
For John Ashbery’s Personal Library, a Spot on the Shelves at Harvard
About 5,000 books, often heavily annotated, that John Ashbery left behind have been acquired by Harvard, which also owns some 250 linear feet of his personal archive.

 

 

88 ) Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:13:20 GMT
A Reader: If You’ve Never Read Russell Baker’s Books, Here’s Where to Start
The columnist and humorist died on Tuesday. Here’s a look back at six of his most acclaimed — and beloved — books.

 

 

89 ) Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:03:02 GMT
Books of The Times: Remembering a Mother Whose Gambling Operation Was a Very Successful Secret
In “The World According to Fannie Davis,” Bridgett M. Davis offers an absorbing portrait of her mother, who ran an underground numbers operation in Detroit for more than 30 years.

 

 

90 ) Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:00:09 GMT
Nonfiction: A Revolution for Journalism — or a Death Knell?
Alan Rusbridger’s “Breaking News” describes his years as the editor of the British newspaper The Guardian, when technological change upended his industry.

 

 

91 ) Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:00:11 GMT
Carry on: What Adam Conover Can’t Travel Without
The comedian from “Adam Ruins Everything” always takes along drawing materials, a fidget spinner and a Nintendo switch to make a cross-country flight go faster.

 

 

92 ) Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:00:05 GMT
Nonfiction: Can a Self-Help Book a Month Yield a Year’s Worth of Life Changes?
In “Help Me!,” the British journalist Marianne Power tackles some of the classics of the genre, aiming to become happier, healthier and maybe even solvent.

 

 

93 ) Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:36:30 GMT
Russell Baker, Times Columnist and Celebrated Humorist, Dies at 93
Mr. Baker, who won the Pulitzer Prize twice, spent decades at The New York Times and had a second career as the host of “Masterpiece Theater.”

 

 

94 ) Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:12:44 GMT
Books News: Bollingen Prize in American Poetry and Nominees for the National Book Critics Circle and Edgar Allan Poe Awards Are Announced
The Oscar nominations get all the attention, but Tuesday was a busy day for literary honors as well.

 

 

95 ) Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:54:53 GMT
Books of The Times: A Mother Loses a Son to Suicide, but Their Dialogue Continues
Yiyun Li began writing her latest novel, “Where Reasons End,” in the months after her teenage son committed suicide in 2017.

 

 

96 ) Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:26:48 GMT
Broadway ‘Mockingbird’ Precludes British ‘Mockingbird’
A British production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been canceled after the producer Scott Rudin asserted his stage rights to the book.

 

 

97 ) Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:13:11 GMT
Nonfiction: Jill Abramson’s Book Charts Journalism’s Stormy Seas, With Some Personal Regrets and Score-Settling
“Merchants of Truth,” by the former executive editor of The Times, offers a firsthand account of the news media’s crisis.

 

 

98 ) Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:13:10 GMT
Nonfiction: Jill Abramson Reports on Journalism’s Stormy Seas
“Merchants of Truth,” by the former executive editor of The Times, offers a firsthand account of the news media’s crisis.

 

 

99 ) Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:32:17 GMT
Nonfiction: A Former Times Executive Editor Reports on Journalism’s Stormy Seas
Jill Abramson’s “Merchants of Truth” offers a firsthand account of the news media’s crisis.

 

 

100 ) Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:00:03 GMT
Fiction: A Lovestruck Poultry Farmer on a Journey Far From Home
In Chigozie Obioma’s new novel, “An Orchestra of Minorities,” a humble Nigerian embarks on an epic quest to prove himself worthy of the woman he loves.

 

 

101 ) Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:56:52 GMT
Books of The Times: A Memoir About Loving — and Then Resisting — Krispy Kreme, Chili Dogs, Cinnamon Biscuits...
Nearing 50, Tommy Tomlinson weighed 460 pounds. “The Elephant in the Room” is a memoir of his lifelong relationship with food, and an account of how he tried to change it.

 

 

102 ) Mon, 21 Jan 2019 02:45:03 GMT
Review: ‘About Alice’ Brings a Husband’s Eulogy to Life
Calvin Trillin has turned his heartbroken memoir into a stage play that reincarnates his beloved wife and muse.

 

 

103 ) Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:42:52 GMT
Drama Book Shop Hosts Its Final Event Before Closing
On Friday, as the beloved store’s shelves approached emptiness before it relocates, it brought in the playwrights Annie Baker and Amy Herzog for a reading.

 

 

104 ) Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:00:08 GMT
Nonfiction: A New History of Native Americans Responds to ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’
David Treuer’s “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” shows the history of American Indians as more than victimhood.

 

 

105 ) Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:00:08 GMT
Nonfiction: A New History of Native Americans Responds to ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’
David Treuer’s “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” shows the history of American Indians as more than victimhood.

 

 

106 ) Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:00:05 GMT
Profile: A South Carolina Judge Writes a Book About a Predecessor, an Unsung Giant of Civil Rights Law
When Richard Gergel was assigned to the same courtroom as J. Waties Waring, he vowed to ensure that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, Waring would “long be remembered.”

 

 

107 ) Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:17:57 GMT
Further reading: Hot Books for Cold Days
Chilled to the bone? Warm up by dipping into one of these books — set in blazing hot summers, during heat waves, even in the desert.

 

 

108 ) Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:54:44 GMT
Sketchbook: Literary Figures Who Can’t Commit
Ali Fitzgerald illustrates the fictional characters who were notoriously impossible to pin down.

 

 

109 ) Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:14 GMT
The Shortlist: Three Authors Consider Contemporary Politics, Anxiously
New books examine disturbing trends in modern American society.

 

 

110 ) Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:14 GMT
Crime: Beware Strange Psychologists: The Latest in Crime Novels
Marilyn Stasio’s column travels from Manhattan to Australia to England to a forest that has hidden a dead body for 30 years.

 

 

111 ) Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:12 GMT
Nonfiction: The Civil Rights Movement Photographer Who Was Also an F.B.I. Informant
“Bluff City,” by Preston Lauterbach, delves into the double life of Ernest Withers, one of the era’s great documentarians.

 

 

112 ) Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:06 GMT
Nonfiction: How Tech Companies Manipulate Our Personal Data
Shoshana Zuboff’s “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” looks at the new power of behemoths like Facebook and Google.

 

 

113 ) Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:36:59 GMT
A Book Lover’s Haven Turns 100
The Grolier Club, the nation’s oldest society of bibliophiles, just celebrated the centennial of its grand Manhattan home. Yes, there’s a secret staircase hidden in a bookshelf. No, do not use gloves in its library.

 

 

114 ) Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:09:41 GMT
Fiction: A Madcap New Novel Bursts With Fake Gurus, Yoga and a Bit of Bone-Marrow Smuggling
“Hark” — Sam Lipsyte’s first novel since 2010’s “The Ask” — is a riff-filled skewering of contemporary culture.

 

 

115 ) Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:29:08 GMT
Books News: All Souls Trilogy: Harry Potter for Grown-Ups?
Deborah Harkness’s best-selling series — brimming with magic, time travel and witches — has spawned an avid fan base, an annual convention, and now, a splashy TV adaptation.

 

 

116 ) Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:41:36 GMT
Mary Oliver, Prize-Winning Poet of the Natural World, Dies at 83
With its plain language and minute attention to flora and fauna, her uplifting verse was widely popular and her readings drew throngs. But critics were divided.

 

 

117 ) Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:58:46 GMT
Further Reading: Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss
Oliver, the hugely popular poet, died Thursday. Readers turned to her work to find comfort. Here’s a selection of some of her best-known writing on loss and mourning.

 

 

118 ) Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:52:09 GMT
By the Book: Leila Slimani: By the Book
The author of “Adèle” and “The Perfect Nanny” (one of the Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018) likes that her shelves are a mess: “It takes me a long time to find the book I need, and very often I find another one I had totally forgotten about.”