Investigators Hunt for Motivation and Movements of Man Accused in Rushdie Attack

The writer was gravely wounded and on a ventilator. Neither the hospital treating him nor his agent had updates on his condition early Saturday.

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Bohemia Beach Is Having Another Day in the Sun

Three recent books revisit the Outer Cape, long an inspiration for writers like Mary McCarthy, who lampooned the area as “the seacoast of Bohemia.”

#architecture, #books-and-literature, #cape-cod-modern-house-trust, #families-and-family-life, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #remodelista-llc, #summer-season, #wellfleet-mass, #writing-and-writers

Bookplates, a Vanishing and Nuclear-Strength Charisma

Our critic recommends old and new books.

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Salman Rushdie Attack Recalls Murder of His Japanese Translator

Hitoshi Igarashi, who translated “The Satanic Verses,” was fatally stabbed at a university near Tokyo where he taught Islamic culture. The crime remains unsolved.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #chautauqua-ny, #hitoshi-igarashi, #japan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nygaard-william, #rushdie-salman, #translation-and-interpreters

Let’s Have Fewer Cancellations. Let People Take Their Lumps, Then Move On.

The default should be forbearance for those who’ve breached woke etiquette.

#books-and-literature, #cancel-culture, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #internal-sub-only-nl

Roaring Through Paris With ‘Kiki Man Ray’

Mark Braude talks about his new biography of the singer, model, writer and muse.

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‘Shock and Horror:’ Literary World Reacts to Salman Rushdie Attack

A number of writers and authors spoke out about the attack, with the author Neil Gaiman writing that he was “shocked and distressed.”

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How Do We Face Loss With Empathy?

The award-winning novelist discusses race, identity, algorithmic thinking and how to envision optimistic futures in dark times.

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Dolly Alderton’s ‘Everything I Know About Love’ Is Adapted for TV

The writer has turned her memoir, “Everything I Know About Love,” into a TV show, which plots its central friendship like a grand love story.

#alderton-dolly, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #everything-i-know-about-love-tv-program, #everything-i-know-about-love-a-memoir-book, #great-britain, #london-england, #millennial-generation, #television, #writing-and-writers

Peter Beagle, Author of ‘The Last Unicorn,’ Is Back In Control

After losing control of his intellectual property — including the book, a classic and a strong seller for decades — he has regained the rights, and is publishing again.

#beagle-peter-s, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-last-unicorn-book, #writing-and-writers

The Independent Bookstore, as Imagined by a Corporate Lobbyist

Bradley Tusk, a Bloomberg and Uber fixer who has opened a new bookstore in downtown Manhattan, thinks running that kind of business can be seen as philanthropy.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #tusk-bradley-1973, #venture-capital

Raymond Briggs, Illustrator of ‘The Snowman,’ Dies at 88

The children’s author used comic-strip-like panels to explore the joys and struggles of workaday British life. With irreverent wit, he also interrogated Father Christmas and nuclear war.

#the-snowmanbook, #when-the-wind-blowsbook, #books-and-literature, #briggs-raymond-illustrator, #deaths-obituaries, #england

‘Shy’ Excerpt: Mary Rodgers on Creating ’Once Upon a Mattress’

In this excerpt from “Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers,” a Broadway musical is born at a summer camp.

#barer-marshall, #books-and-literature, #green-jesse, #music, #once-upon-a-mattress-play, #poconos-pa, #rodgers-mary-1931-2014, #sondheim-stephen, #theater, #thompson-jay, #writing-and-writers

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ‘Bad Sex’ but Were Afraid to Ask

In a quest to explore her own sexuality, Nona Willis Aronowitz hit the sheets — and the books.

#metoo-movement, #aronowitz-nona-willis, #bad-sex-truth-pleasure-and-an-unfinished-revolution-book, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #lorde-audre-1934-92, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships, #willis-ellen, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

On Nona Willis Aronowitz’s ‘Bad Sex’

On Nona Willis Aronowitz’s “Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure and an Unfinished Revolution.”

#aronowitz-nona-willis, #books-and-literature, #ellen-willis, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships, #sex, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89

His research — on Adams, Truman and so much more — was deep, his writing was lively, and his narrator’s voice in documentary films was familiar to millions.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #john-adams-book, #mccullough-david, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #pulitzer-prizes, #truman-book, #writing-and-writers

Albert Woodfox, Survivor of 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies at 75

His term in solitary was perhaps the longest in American history. He described how he kept his sanity, and dignity, in an acclaimed memoir.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #louisiana-state-penitentiary, #new-orleans-la, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #solitary-confinement, #solitary-unbroken-by-four-decades-in-solitary-confinement-my-story-of-transformation-and-hope-book, #woodfox-albert

Review: ‘Recreation,’ by Mitch Epstein

Between the 1970s and 1990s, the photographer captured a nation at leisure.

#books-and-literature, #epstein-mitch, #photography, #recreation-book

Eli N. Evans, Who Wrote About Jews in American South, Dies at 85

His book “The Provincials” mixed memoir, travelogue and history to tell the story of a culture that many people never knew existed.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #evans-eli-n, #jews-and-judaism, #southern-states-us

Review: ‘Shy,’ by Mary Rodgers and Jesse Green

The daughter of Richard Rodgers, confidante of Stephen Sondheim and composer of “Once Upon a Mattress” holds nothing back in “Shy.”

#books-and-literature, #green-jesse, #once-upon-a-mattress-play, #rodgers-mary-1931-2014, #rodgers-richard, #shy-the-alarmingly-outspoken-memoirs-of-mary-rodgers-book, #sondheim-stephen, #theater

Jennette McCurdy Is Ready to Move Forward, and to Look Back

In her memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” McCurdy, best known for her role in“iCarly,” reflects on her time as a child actor and on her troubled relationship with her mother.

#actors-and-actresses, #books-and-literature, #cosgrove-miranda, #grande-ariana, #mccurdy-jennette-1992, #nickelodeon, #parenting

Why the Penguin Random House Merger Is Also About Amazon

The U.S. wants to stop Penguin Random House from buying Simon & Schuster. The elephant in the room is Amazon.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #penguin-random-house, #simonschuster-inc

Gabino Iglesias, a Writer of Noir, Explores the Texas Underworld

Iglesias arrived in Austin with $236 to his name. After being told his name had “too many vowels” for him to find success, he’s on the cusp of noir stardom.

#books-and-literature, #iglesias-gabino, #the-devil-takes-you-home-book

The Spread of Book Banning

Explaining the increasing politicization of the book banning debate.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #internal-storyline-no, #libraries-and-librarians

The Sunday Read: ‘Inside the Push to Diversify the Book Business’

For generations, America’s major publishers focused almost entirely on white readers. Now a new cadre of executives like Lisa Lucas is trying to open up the industry.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #the-daily-radio-program

Will the Biggest Publisher in the United States Get Even Bigger?

The Biden administration is suing to block Penguin Random House from buying Simon & Schuster. A United States District Court will decide if the sale can proceed.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bertelsmann-ag, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #justice-department, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #penguin-random-house, #simonschuster-inc

Eavesdropping, Worms and Outrageous Fortune

Our critic recommends old and new books.

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Using Fiction to Summon the Glittering, Golden Age of Hollywood

Anthony Marra’s “Mercury Pictures Presents,” his long-awaited second novel, is a homage to the movies and to his immigrant family.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #marra-anthony, #mercury-pictures-presents-book

Chaos Among Spies After the Berlin Wall Crumbles

Dan Fesperman talks about his new thriller, “Winter Work,” and Isaac Fitzgerald discusses his memoir, “Dirtbag, Massachusetts.”

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How to Navigate a ‘Quarterlife’ Crisis

The generation entering adulthood now faces novel, sometimes debilitating, challenges. Experts offer tools to navigate a “quarterlife crisis.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #psychology-and-psychologists, #youth

How to Find Out Who You Are

Don’t just try to look inward.

#art, #authenticity, #beatles-the, #books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #writing-and-writers

The Role of Art in a Time of War

Painting will not stop missiles. Music will not end suffering. But culture is not powerless — and a visit to Ukraine reaffirmed what it can do at its best.

#art, #books-and-literature, #borodianka-ukraine, #culture-arts, #jefferson-margo, #kyiv-ukraine, #museums, #rubens-peter-paul, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #tokarczuk-olga, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

The Japanese Author Behind ‘Bullet Train’ Is OK That the Film Isn’t So Japanese

Kotaro Isaka dreamed that his novel would get the big-screen treatment. Now it’s an action thriller starring Brad Pitt. Does the lack of major Asian stars matter?

#abrams-books, #asian-americans, #books-and-literature, #bullet-train-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #gabriel-philip-1953, #henry-brian-tyree, #japan, #japanese-americans, #kotaro-isaka, #leitch-david-film-director, #maria-beetle-book, #overlook-press, #penguin-group, #pitt-brad, #sony-corporation, #taylor-johnson-aaron

U.S. Authors Dominate Booker Prize Nominees

Six of the 13 writers in contention for the prestigious British literary award are from the United States, with novelists from Britain, Ireland and Zimbabwe also on the list.

#books-and-literature, #booth-2022-book, #bulawayo-noviolet, #everett-percival, #fowler-karen-joy, #glory-2022-book, #great-britain, #keegan-claire, #macrae-burnet-graeme, #magee-audrey, #man-booker-prize, #mottley-leila, #nightcrawling-book, #oh-william-a-novel-book, #strout-elizabeth, #the-colony-book, #the-trees-book, #trust-book

Kushner Says He Was Treated for Thyroid Cancer While in White House

In a memoir to be published next month, former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law wrote that he wanted the diagnosis and treatment kept quiet.

#books-and-literature, #kushner-jared, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

There’s More Than One Way to Ban a Book

A serious strain of self-censorship has taken root within the left-leaning publishing industry.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #writing-and-writers

Indoor Games

When it’s more comfortable inside than out, it’s time to play games.

#books-and-literature, #games, #internal-storyline-no, #seasons-and-months, #wordle-puzzle

Why Are There so Many Books and Shows About Cannibalism?

A spate of recent stomach-churning books, TV shows and films suggests we’ve never looked so delicious — to one another.

#books-and-literature, #cannibalism, #lyle-ashley, #meat, #moshfegh-ottessa-1981, #movies, #nickerson-bart, #schutt-bill, #summers-chelsea-g, #television, #writing-and-writers

Diana Goetsch on ‘This Body I Wore’

Goetsch talks about her new memoir, and CJ Hauser discusses “The Crane Wife.”

#books-and-literature, #goetsch-diana, #hauser-cj, #the-crane-wife-a-memoir-in-essays-book, #this-body-i-wore-book

Is Life a Story or a Game?

Modern culture has a dehumanizing way of seeing the world.

#books-and-literature, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #games, #qanon, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #storr-will, #the-status-game-on-social-position-and-how-we-use-it-book

New York’s Last Movie Clerk Knows More Than You Do

Will Malitek owns and operates Film Noir Cinema. If you’ve never heard of it, fine with him.

#art, #books-and-literature, #fulci-lucio-1927-96, #janisse-kier-la, #kims-video, #kraine-theater, #miskatonic-institute-of-horror-studies, #movies, #theaters-buildings, #violence-media-and-entertainment

Why Is It So Hard to Adapt Austen? (The Fans Might Play a Part.)

The backlash to the Netflix version of “Persuasion” has as much to do with who’s watching as who’s scripting. Still, the new film broke some rules.

#austen-jane, #books-and-literature, #clueless-movie, #movies, #persuasion-movie, #pride-and-prejudice-book

Why ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Author Delia Owens Is Wanted for Questioning

The release of a movie based on the best-selling novel renewed questions about the author, Delia Owens, her time in Zambia and the shooting of a suspected poacher there.

#books-and-literature, #goldberg-jeffrey, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #owens-delia, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #zambia

Love the Smell of Old Books? This Bookseller Would Like You to Leave.

In his grouchy, funny memoir, “A Factotum in the Book Trade,” Marius Kociejowski writes about what a good bookstore should feel like, famous customers he’s served and more.

#a-factotum-in-the-book-trade-book, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #kociejowski-marius

Books That Immerse Me in a Better World

A conversation with Karina Yan Glaser, who writes middle-grade books set in a Harlem where kids can roam and neighbors know one another’s names.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #glaser-karina-yan, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #internal-sub-only-nl, #writing-and-writers

A Crop of New Novels About Race and Racism Finds Freedom in Satire

Authors of color have turned in recent books to humor and surreal conceits to explore racism, identity politics and the pain of being “on the other side of whiteness.”

#adjei-brenyah-nana-kwame, #books-and-literature, #comedy-and-humor, #discrimination, #hamid-mohsin, #jones-tayari, #okparanta-chinelo, #race-and-ethnicity, #writing-and-writers

Wind, Of Course, Goethe and Shame

Our critic recommends old and new books.

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Wind, Of Course, Goethe and Shame

Our critic recommends old and new books.

#books-and-literature, #internal-sub-only-nl

David Dalton, Rock Writer Who Lived the Scene, Dies at 80

An early writer for Rolling Stone, he traveled in the same circles as the Beatles, Janis Joplin and other stars, witnessing and documenting a time of cultural transformation.

#books-and-literature, #dalton-david-1942-2022, #deaths-obituaries, #magazines, #manson-charles, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #pop-and-rock-music, #rolling-stone, #warhol-andy, #writing-and-writers

Recommended Reading on America’s Authoritarian Enclaves

Joan Didion’s “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” and Robert Mickey’s “Paths Out of Dixie” help our columnist understand American democracy’s new crisis of authoritarianism.

#beauvoir-simone-de, #books-and-literature, #cost-of-living-play, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #didion-joan, #snyder-rachel-louise