“Last Call,” by Elon Green, retraces the murders of four men by a serial killer in the 1990s, at a time when gay men felt pressured to hide their sexuality and were often the victims of homophobia.
The Dr. Seuss cancellation illustrates all the problems that they used to have with censorship.
My friend was gone. I needed to do something to honor the person she was.
Sarah Hart, the first woman to hold England’s distinguished Gresham professorship of geometry, explores the intersections of music, literature and mathematics.
The country’s culture of argument has come under the sway of a more ideological, more identity-focused model imported from the United States.
“To remove them from the market, however distasteful they may be, is censorship, pure and simple,” one says. Another opines, “The guardians of Dr. Seuss’s literary legacy made the right call.”
With a focus on compassion, empathy and humility, the book “Vital Voices” challenges long-held assumptions about power and how we wield it.
Alexandra Andrews’s debut novel follows a Machiavellian aspiring writer who becomes entangled in her work for a best-selling fiction writer.
The beloved author’s most famous books, like “Green Eggs and Ham,” were untouched, but his estate’s decision nevertheless prompted a backlash and raised questions about what should be preserved as part of the cultural record.
In the post-Trump era, research suggests the best ways to win people over.
She was known for two book series centered on complex female characters, and for stories that illuminated her native North Carolina.
Emily Mortimer, who grew up with a prominent free-speech advocate before becoming an actress and screenwriter, has some ideas.
Though Nella Larsen’s classic 1929 novel is understood to be a tragedy, it also exposes race to be something of a farce.
You might not be able to travel on spring break this year, but you can immerse yourself in Maya culture from home.
In their new book, the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes recount how Biden’s campaign overcame a number of moments when its chances were nearly sunk.
The company that oversees the children’s author’s estate said that the titles contained depictions of groups that were “hurtful and wrong.”
Stephen King’s new novel, “Later,” is something of a hybrid of genres: part detective tale, part thriller, with a horror story filling in the seams.
In “Foregone,” by Russell Banks, an aging filmmaker reveals to his wife and the world secrets about his past.
Séverine Autessere’s “The Frontlines of Peace” is a biting account of the humanitarian aid industry by a worker who was on the ground.
“Burnt Sugar,” a debut novel by Avni Doshi, depicts a particularly intense mother-daughter relationship — from the tormented daughter’s point of view.
In her memoir, Sherry Turkle evokes her childhood in postwar Brooklyn, the intellectual atmosphere at Radcliffe and Harvard in the late 1960s and much more.
In “Under a White Sky,” Elizabeth Kolbert explores the human efforts to confront the effects of climate change, and all their unintended consequences.
Tired of winter? All three of these novels are guaranteed to give you a different kind of chill.
Federico Moccia, the Italian writer likened to Nicholas Sparks and John Green, is releasing his Rome Novels in English for the first time.
What’s with all the female literary characters who can’t stand themselves?
An excerpt from a new book that examines the vibrant life, and untimely death, of Glenn Burke, baseball’s first openly gay player.
With his new novel, the Nobel Prize-winner reaffirms himself as our most profound observer of human fragility in the technological era.
As the publication celebrates its 125th anniversary, Parul Sehgal, a staff critic and former editor at the Book Review, delves into the archives to critically examine its legacy in full.
Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”
In “The Committed,” a follow-up to “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nameless spy navigates a Paris underworld rife with drug deals, violence and colonialism’s ghosts.
Fossils, flowers, galaxies and a rare “lefty” snail.
From fake millionaires to the faux descendants of Nicholas II, the author of “Confident Women” explores the cunning of con women through the ages.
A retelling of “The Great Gatsby,” a healer fighting for her freedom and more: Here are 13 upcoming Y.A. titles you won’t want to miss this spring.
Long-awaited novels from Kazuo Ishiguro, Imbolo Mbue and Viet Thanh Nguyen, a publishing-house caper, Stephen King’s latest and more.
The merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster has the potential to touch every part of the industry, including how much authors get paid and how bookstores are run.
Alex Dimitrov’s third collection, “Love and Other Poems,” delivers a burst of energy and a happy reminder of Frank O’Hara’s work.
“I don’t remember the last time the pages of a book were not the final thing I saw before departing off for sleep.”
“He told me I was filth,” Galia Oz writes in her book, “Something Disguised as Love,” among other accusations of physical and emotional abuse. Her mother and siblings have defended their late father.
A psychology book by a Nobel Prize-winning author has become a must-read in front offices. It is changing the sport.
Heather McGhee’s compassionate but cleareyed book argues that divide-and-conquer tactics have left all Americans worse off.
“Raceless,” by Georgina Lawton, and “Surviving The White Gaze,” by Rebecca Carroll, follow two Black women who discover their racial identity after a childhood separated from their heritage.
“Klara and the Sun,” the eighth novel by the Nobel laureate, portrays a near future of sinister portent, in which artificial intelligence has encroached on every sphere of human existence.
An unapologetic proponent of “poetry as insurgent art,” he was also a publisher and the owner of the celebrated San Francisco bookstore City Lights.
In “Two Truths and a Lie,” “Confident Women” and “The Officer’s Daughter,” readers feel the aftershocks of felonies and malfeasances.
In “Flight of the Diamond Smugglers,” Matthew Gavin Frank details the surprising role pigeons play in South African diamond smuggling.
This sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Sympathizer” finds its unnamed narrator in France, considering the relationship between that country and Vietnam.
In her new novel, “The Smash-Up,” Ali Benjamin takes readers on an exhilarating ride through a crisis propelled by real-life events.
“Tangled Up in Blue,” by Rosa Brooks, and “We Own This City,” by Justin Fenton, take readers inside two police forces (in Washington and Baltimore) to examine a complicated culture.
The protagonist of Jack Livings’s novel, “The Blizzard Party,” recalls the late-1970s blowout bash in an Upper West Side penthouse that marked her and her family forever.
New books look at what it was like to be in the Roman military 2,000 years ago and in the American military today.