Giacomo Sartori’s “I Am God” imagines a deity who winks and nudges, rants and complains.
The life of a legendary cowboy, a tribute to the poet Gwendolyn Brooks, a shout-out to hip-hop and more.
Before you read Michiko Kakutani’s review of “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” check out our 2005 review of Marlon James’s first book.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
A German refugee, she brought her expertise in lettering to Hebrew calligraphy. She also illustrated hundreds of books, many of them for children.
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.
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!”
“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.
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.”
Edith Wharton’s 1905 classic offers endless fodder for comparison with the empathetic social novels that succeeded it.
Two authors weigh in.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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.
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.
Here’s how book designers get a concept from good to must-pick-up.
Julie Yip-Williams’s memoir, “The Unwinding of the Miracle,” written before her death at 42 last year, is an exquisitely moving exhortation to the living.
Three books about presidential speeches and speechwriters.
“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.


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