Éric Vuillard and David Diop are among the authors contending for the prestigious award for translated literature.
W.W. Norton, citing the accusations that the author, Blake Bailey, faces, said it would stop shipping and promoting his new best-selling book.
In an unusual literary and linguistic feat, the Pulitzer-winning author of “Interpreter of Maladies” and “The Namesake” wrote her latest novel, “Whereabouts,” in Italian and translated it to English.
As the subject of no fewer than three biographies since her death in 1995, the popular writer lived a complicated, if fascinating, life. What was she really like?
Jonathan Ames, known for his confessional essays and TV shows like “Bored to Death,” tries his hand at a detective novel with “A Man Named Doll.”
Will the shifts brought on by the pandemic, favoring online retailers over bookstores and established authors over new ones, change publishing forever?
Louis Menand’s new book about art and thought in the postwar years features a very large cast, including George Orwell, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag and the Beatles.
Michelle Zauner, a musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, is making her book debut with “Crying in H Mart.”
She was a 51-year old former antiques dealer with no experience as a writer when she wrote to the editor of The World of Interiors magazine about a job. She was hired.
The organizers of at least five British awards received emails asking them to transfer prize money to a PayPal account. One of them paid out.
This Earth Day, show kids they can find refuge in the outdoors.
The creators of “Zero,” including the co-writer Antonio Dikele Distefano, say they hope viewers enjoy it so much that the characters’ racial identity becomes irrelevant.
Mr. DiTrapano championed avant-garde work and relished taking chances on young, untested authors. His Tyrant Books produced some unexpected hits.
He deftly mocked pop culture, politics and more for 57 years. He also wrote new lyrics for familiar songs, which led to a lawsuit from Irving Berlin and others.
In decades past, the Book Review occasionally asked young authors about their biggest influences. For our 125th anniversary, we put the question to a new generation.
“I get superstitious. I once had a book sent to me that was disrupting my ability to write a novel because of a superficial similarity between the two. I took that book and dug a hole and buried it deep in the backyard.”
His book, published in 1982 amid a brutal recession, foretold of a bountiful postindustrial information economy. He was half right.
Soyica Diggs Colbert’s “Radical Vision” situates the playwright of “A Raisin in the Sun” as a writer who offered “a road map to negotiate Black suffering in the past and present.”
A new publication from a Vanity Fair veteran aims to attract writers with a revenue-sharing plan. The project has attracted backing from private equity firms.
“The Man Who Lived Underground,” a novel publishers rejected in the 1940s, is about an innocent Black man forced to confess to the murder of a white couple.
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, highlights memorable episodes from her eight years hosting the show, including conversations with Robert Caro, Isabel Wilkerson, James McBride and others.
After the author and TV personality’s death, his longtime assistant was left to finish his last book, a world travel guide.
Written in the wake of Kristallnacht, “The Passenger,” a novel by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz, follows a Jewish man in an increasingly hostile world.
With good friends, as with great art, our sense of the world is challenged and transformed.
“This crisis affects more or less everyone, and poetry can help us process difficult feelings like loss, sadness, anger, lack of hope.”
In powering through discomfort, I became inured to it — until I figured out how to acknowledge what I actually wanted.
A company that makes it easy to charge for newsletters has captivated an anxious industry because it embodies larger forces and contradictions.
His relationship with his subjects and critics could be tempestuous. His interview with Mayor Edward I. Koch for Playboy may have cost Koch the governorship
Often writing with Rosie Shuster, she created memorable sketches in the show’s early years, including ones involving those nerds Lisa and Todd.
Disney can’t change its problematic past. But can it make a new future with Marvel?
A three-time Tony nominee, he first became known for avant-garde works, many of them christened with rambling titles, that sparked spirited reactions.
The author of “The Paris Wife” made a name for herself exploring the lives of real women. In her first suspense novel, “When the Stars Go Dark,” she faces her own demons.
Amit Chaudhuri charts his musical journey in a new book, “Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music.”
Lynn Novick and Ken Burns consider the seminal writer in all his complexity and controversy in their new PBS documentary series.
Blake Bailey’s comprehensive life of Roth features a parade of book after book, award after award, and lover after lover.
Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel, “Gold Diggers,” has already landed a TV deal with Mindy Kaling, but success is something both she and her characters grapple with.
One of the great chroniclers of America’s literary lives takes on the author who fought to control his own story.
The publication of the “Harper’s letter” attracted huge attention. Most people had stopped reading the magazine, which is stranger and better than you might expect.
No. Of course not.
The creator of Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins constructed a world that children recognized — one that changed with the times.
Her funny stories about Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, the sisters Ramona and Beezus Quimby, and a motorcycling mouse named Ralph never talked down to readers.
Should a white writer translate a Black poet’s work? A debate in Europe has exposed the lack of diversity in the world of literary translation.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter explored the myths and legacies of the West in his work.
In “Lonesome Dove,” “The Last Picture Show” and dozens more novels and screenplays, he offered unromantic depictions of a long mythologized region.
A novel about Shakespeare’s son, nonfiction about a slave rebellion in Jamaica and an essay collection exploring Asian-American identity were among this year’s winners.
A dissident in Communist Poland in the late 1960s — his writing was banned for a time — he found wider fame as an exile in Paris and taught in the U.S.
Through her rigorous depictions of working-class families, this mid-20th-century writer of fiction conveyed the costs of living for burdened mothers, wives and daughters.
Patricia Highsmith published the first novel in her series of psychological thrillers in 1955, embedding her own repression, snobbery and sense of chaos into the text.
The actress and star of films like “Basic Instinct” and “Casino” writes about her life, upbringing and brushes with death in a new memoir, “The Beauty of Living Twice.”
A top executive is leaving the company, which announced plans to shift its focus from its own publications to writers who use its platform.