He fostered the careers of more than a dozen Nobel laureates, including Gabriel García Márquez, Nadine Gordimer and Doris Lessing.
In “Billion Dollar Loser,” Reeves Wiedeman places the once exalted Silicon Valley founder in the context of contemporary capitalism.
Molly Stern, the former publisher of Crown, is starting Zando, an independent publishing company with an unusual marketing strategy.
In “Trust,” the wunderkind politician underscores the importance of what he calls “overlapping circles of belonging.”
The self-response rate was higher than predicted, equaling the 2010 count despite what the mayor called “so many more challenges in the way.”
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, a National Book Award finalist for “The Undocumented Americans,” talks immigration, her unconventional approach to nonfiction and why impostor syndrome doesn’t faze her.
Amis’s new book is a “novelized autobiography” in which he writes warmly and familiarly about Philip Larkin, Saul Bellow and Christopher Hitchens.
In “Max Jacob: A Life in Art and Letters,” Rosanna Warren retraces the colorful history of a now largely forgotten figure of French modernism who was surrounded by famous friends.
In “A Place for Everything,” Judith Flanders, a British social historian, traces the revolutionary history of alphabetical order.
“Dark Archives,” by Megan Rosenbloom, a librarian at U.C.L.A., traces the history of the controversial practice and considers what we should do with such books today.
Thirty years in the making, “The Dead Are Arising,” by Les Payne and Tamara Payne, sharpens our understanding of the Black activist and thinker whose influence continues to reverberate.
Philip Gefter’s new biography, “What Becomes a Legend Most,” argues for Avedon’s place as one of the 20th century’s most consequential artists.
His literary interests include Houston, Osaka, food and the transitory periods in personal relationships. In his debut novel, “Memorial,” he documents all four.
The world’s worst parents come back to haunt us, in Lois Lowry’s “The Willoughbys Return.”
“Century of Struggle,” her 1959 history of the women’s rights movement, uncovered previously ignored narratives, like the contributions of African-American women.
Alan Mikhail talks about “God’s Shadow,” and Benjamin Lorr discusses “The Secret Life of Groceries.”
Two new books, David H. Rundell’s “Vision or Mirage” and Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck’s “Blood and Oil,” offer insights into an enigmatic country.
Amy S.F. Lutz asks difficult questions in “We Walk.”
The new Netflix series, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, puts a self-destructive female player at the center of a male-dominated sport. But how to glean high drama from all that staring?
Independent booksellers are desperate for customers to return, and not just for an online reading.
To research and write “Culture Warlords,” Talia Lavin created fake identities and interacted with far-right communities online.
In his memoir, “Greenlights,” the star of “Dazed and Confused” and “Dallas Buyers Club” shares lessons from a life in which he turned out all right, all right, all right.
The lawsuit was the third in recent months where the government has taken on a perceived foes of the White House.
In “A Lover’s Discourse,” by Xiaolu Guo, and “Just Like You,” by Nick Hornby, characters couple up as Britain makes a break.
In “The Wind Traveler,” by Alonso Cueto, a man haunted by a terrible act he committed as a soldier faces the fallout years later.
In “Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write,” the longtime novelist explores her development as a writer.
Robert Putnam’s “The Upswing” looks at how America has shifted from common purpose to individualism, to the greater detriment.
Craig Brown follows up the best-selling “Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret” with a book about John, Paul, George and Ringo.
David Leavitt’s novel “Shelter in Place” dissects the complaints of pampered New Yorkers wringing their hands at a country they no longer recognize.
Martin Puchner’s “The Language of Thieves” recounts the history of Rotwelsch — a secret code used by vagabonds across Europe for centuries — and the efforts to stamp it out.
Two new books, Richard Toye’s “Winston Churchill: A Life in the News” and “The Churchill Myths,” by Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz and Toye, examine Churchill’s career and legacy.
In “A Time for Mercy,” the small-town Mississippi lawyer defends a teenager who killed his mother’s abusive boyfriend.
In “The Silence,” two wealthy couples watch the Super Bowl together as power grids mysteriously go down all over the world.
“The Man Who Ate Too Much,” by John Birdsall, a food critic and former cook, offers a thoroughly researched, sensitive portrait of the man known as the “dean of American cookery.”
David Nasaw talks about “The Last Million,” and Carlos Lozada discusses “What Were We Thinking.”
“Win at All Costs” is the latest effort, following books like “Swoosh,” “Bowerman and the Men of Oregon” and “No Logo,” to better understand the company.
“It seemed to be extremely unlikely that I would ever have this particular event to deal with in my life.”
Our critic says it’s relatively easy to understand Glück’s poems, but also impossible to utterly get to the bottom of them.
James McBride’s novel offers a complicated perspective on America’s greatest sin. The new Showtime adaptation faces the daunting task of not being flattened by Hollywood.
The American writer was lauded “for her unmistakable poetic voice.”
Yes, you need to do some math if you want to handle your finances well. But don’t forget your heart. Two new books show you how to use both.
People critical of the president’s and other Republicans’ behavior have been sharing a line from the Fitzgerald novel about the wealthy characters whose “carelessness” harms everyone around them.
In “Editing Humanity,” Kevin Davies offers an account of Crispr at a moment when its leading American researcher has just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
John O. Brennan’s memoir, “Undaunted,” describes his career at the C.I.A., including his years as head of the agency.
In “The Knowledge Machine,” the philosopher Michael Strevens says that there is something fundamentally irrational and even “inhuman” about the scientific method.
In “The 99% Invisible City,” Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt delve into the everyday features of urban life that we take for granted.
Michael Specter’s audiobook biography shapes the story of Anthony Fauci into a stirring, and very American, morality play.
In “Dear Child,” Romy Hausmann explores the aftermath of an abduction. Her debut is equal parts mystery, thriller and family story.
In a new biography, “Mad at the World,” William Souder claims the “Of Mice and Men” author was motivated by anger toward injustice.
Zakaria’s “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” analyzes the social and political impact of Covid-19.