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The scandal surrounding the writer Gabriel Matzneff was not limited to his pedophilia. It also opened a window on the entrenched and clubby nature of many of France’s elite institutions.
“Racist ideas continue to shape our consciousness.”
They can’t detect all conflicts, but new computer programs serve as guard rails when scientists and publishers fail to self-police.
Dr. Seema Yasmin’s book, born from her frustration with narrow, one-sided narratives about Muslim women, breaks apart tired old tropes.
Morris, who died on Friday at 94, was an inveterate traveler who wrote acclaimed books about Venice, Hong Kong, New York and many other places.
His father and mother were both Nobel winners. His most famous book was about how badly they had treated him.
Barack Obama’s new book, “A Promised Land,” arrived nearly four years after he left the White House. A look at how he and other presidents approached their memoirs offers some clues about the timing.
In more than four dozen books, Morris explored foreign lands, her own Britain and her experience as a transgender woman.
The autobiographical novel, about the lonely gay son of an alcoholic mother in 1980s Scotland, was one of four debut books in this year’s shortlist.
Her books for young readers had won acclaim when, in 1994, one for adults made the Booker Prize shortlist — but only after she had resorted to publishing it herself.
The nonfiction prize went to Les Payne and Tamara Payne for “The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X.” The crime novelist Walter Mosley received a lifetime achievement award.
Some publishing executives worry their authors and staff might rebel, but they say their bigger concern would be ensuring the book’s accuracy.
The star and co-creator of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” wryly explores adolescent angst, adult trauma and musical theater in a new memoir, “I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are.”
Tsitsi Dangarembga’s debut novel, “Nervous Conditions,” made her part of the African literary canon. Decades later, “This Mournable Body” has made her a contender for one of the world’s top book prizes.
In his fourth memoir, “No Time Like the Future,” the actor and activist opens up about his newfound, uniquely upbeat brand of pessimism.
Her “Smarter in Seconds” Instagram videos feature bite-size lessons — and a kaleidoscopic array of hijabs.
Mr. Horovitz found success Off Broadway, working with actors who later became household names, but he was also accused by multiple women of a pattern of sexual misconduct and assault.
Newspaper columnists and social media users are furious about a new statue dedicated to Mary Wollstonecraft in London. But they’re missing the point.
On the eve of yet another screen adaptation, Patricia Highsmith’s mordant 1955 tale of calculated self-invention feels as relevant as ever.
Maaza Mengiste spent years on “The Shadow King,” not only writing but also learning Italian, living in Rome and amassing an archive of historical photography that informed her book.
“It helped me reshuffle things in my head and how I wanted to speak.”
The star journalist exposed himself on a video conference call last month. “We take workplace matters seriously,” a Condé Nast executive said.
Jon Meacham, best known for writing about past presidents like Andrew Jackson and George Bush, has helped shape some of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s most significant speeches.
Hilary Holladay’s biography examines the upbringing, poems, and political and sexual awakenings of the vital and influential writer.
Danielle Evans talks about “The Office of Historical Corrections,” a “slightly weirder” book than her last, and the comfort of not being the only Black writer in the conversation.
He was one of the most accomplished foreign correspondents of his generation and a newsroom leader under the renowned executive editor A.M. Rosenthal.
He covered wars, politics and brash, complicated men — like himself. His profile subjects included Oliver Stone, Tupac Shakur and David Geffen.
Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America” is on the list: “Still the best book ever written about this country.”
So why is Jeff VanderMeer so hopeful? The author of “Annihilation” on seeing our world as strange, wonderful—and worth saving.
In “The Walker,” Matthew Beaumont profiles some of literature’s most obsessive pedestrians to analyze their troubled relationships to their eras.
Wendy Perron’s book about the Grand Union explores this group of improvisers, who could transform “almost nothing” into “an unforgettable something.”
The Minneapolis newspaper, which closed last week after four decades, was a home and a launchpad for a generation of pop journalists.
In an excerpt from his new book, “Garner’s Quotations: A Modern Miscellany,” the Times critic explains why he’s hoarded favorite lines for nearly 40 years and why he’s sharing some with readers now.
Cecily von Ziegesar, the author of “Gossip Girl,” is going for an adult, possibly Brooklyn-based audience in her new novel, but there will still be drama.
He was a Twitter pioneer in writing at length, 140 characters at a time, about losing his job at The New Yorker. He wrote an admired book on New Orleans.
How this president invaded our brains and destroyed American culture.
“Bookstores could easily have only two sections, ‘Riveting’ and ‘Kinda Boring.’”
She traveled in the circles of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, a rare female voice in a male world, and went on to a long, prolific career in poetry.
“Looking to Get Lost” features writing by the acclaimed biographer about Ray Charles, Merle Haggard and others, as well as about his own life and career.
Whether you want to be scared, shocked or stumped, we will help you pick your poison. Strychnine-laced cocoa, anyone?
“In plainer terms, we read literature to have a good time.”
Molly Stern, the former publisher of Crown, is starting Zando, an independent publishing company with an unusual marketing strategy.
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.
Our compromised liberalism has left a generation of writers weighing their words in fear.
His literary interests include Houston, Osaka, food and the transitory periods in personal relationships. In his debut novel, “Memorial,” he documents all four.
Objects saved and accumulated can be a balm for uncertain times.
After 27 years and more than 2,500 reviews, The Times’s co-chief theater critic reviews his own tenure and talks about why he’s (quietly) making an exit.
“It seemed to be extremely unlikely that I would ever have this particular event to deal with in my life.”