Hilary Spurling’s latest biography is of the English writer whose 12-novel cycle, “A Dance to the Music of Time,” maintains its irony, wit and resonance.
Louisa Hall’s novel “Trinity” tells the story of the father of the atomic bomb by way of the people who were around him and reacted to him.
The novelist, who died on Friday, later found his voice as a screenwriter and teller of Hollywood tales.
In “Debussy: A Painter in Sound,” the Stravinsky biographer Stephen Walsh focuses on the music.
The pianist Jeremy Denk reviews the biography “Schumann: The Faces and the Masks,” by Judith Chernaik.
“Fryderyk Chopin,” a magisterial new biography by Alan Walker, offers fresh insight into the legendary pianist and composer, whose reputation thrived after a life cut short by illness.
In “The Desert and the Sea,” Michael Scott Moore recounts his ordeal being held captive by Somali pirates for more than two years.
The Pulitzer Prize board said it “did not find evidence warranting removal” of Mr. Díaz after a five-month inquiry into sexual misconduct accusations.
A biologist and writer who dared to challenge Soviet pseudoscience, he was declared insane, confined to an institution and stripped of his citizenship.
Goldman’s legacy would have been assured had he only written screenplays. But he was much more, not least a sharp-witted critic of the industries he knew best.
The author of nine acclaimed novels, including “Give Me Your Hand” and “Dare Me,” is adapting four (four!) of them for TV.
In this excerpt from the introduction to a new edition of Saul Steinberg’s 1960 book, “The Labyrinth,” the novelist celebrates the artist as a “twirler of nonverbal non sequiturs.”
Now that my son can read, I want him to seek out books about more than just winning things and getting easy laughs. Why does that seem hard?
In new books, Jeffrey Sachs looks beyond exceptionalism, Michael Beckley describes unrivaled power and Robert Kagan favors pragmatic leadership.
In “Best of Enemies,” Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall tell the story of Jack Platt and Gennady Vasilenko, covert agents who played by their own rules.
Gal Beckerman discusses several new books that touch on American Jewish identity, and Kiese Laymon talks about his new memoir, “Heavy.”
Alyson Hagy’s new novel, “Scribe,” draws on Appalachian folk tales to fashion a mythic vision of a war-torn country that doubles as an allegory about storytelling.
Anita Felicelli’s “Love Songs for a Lost Continent” paints the outsider’s experience with a surrealist brush, while “Useful Phrases for Immigrants,” by May-Lee Chai, finds magic in the quotidian.
From a meticulous Japanese sleuth to a rough-edged Irish P.I. to a batch of quintessentially British cops, there’s a crime solver here for everyone.
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