In search of Gayl Jones, whose new novel breaks 22 years of silence.
This year’s fiction longlist includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, a 2020 nominee in the poetry category, as well as Richard Powers, who also made the Booker Prize shortlist this week.
John Casey bears witness to New Yorkers’ stories, whether they are in his chair or taking his writing workshops.
He was a central figure in the experimental theater movement for decades. His best-known work, a trilogy of one-acts, opened in 1966 and ran for more than 630 performances.
The first major study of Oscar Wilde in decades, the conclusion of a “magisterial” series on Pablo Picasso, and more.
A deeply reported look at the woman behind Roe vs. Wade, an investigation of lawbreaking animals, another hilarious essay collection from Phoebe Robinson — and more.
Theater seems to be responding to demands for diversity. Artists are both delighted and worried about the precarious moment in which the gates have opened.
The author of “All the Light We Cannot See” has a new novel, “Cloud Cuckoo Land,” that seeks to tell a sprawling story linking past, present and future.
“They stopped speaking to him after he wrote some pretty cruel stuff about my mom in a story published in Esquire in 1975. I wouldn’t want Truman to stay very long though, and he couldn’t have any alcohol. Actually let’s make it Truman circa 1966, not the bloated Truman of 1975.”
Titles that the houses signed in 2020 are now entering the world, with authors, agents and editors anxious to see how they do.
This year’s shortlist includes novels by Nadifa Mohamed, Patricia Lockwood, Damon Galgut and Anuk Arudpragasam. A winner will be named in November.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist finds inspiration in zombies, history, comics and midcentury furniture.
His Pulitzer-winning novel, “The Overstory,” left him so drained that he didn’t know whether he would write again. His new book, “Bewilderment,” came to him when he imagined a child talking to him in a forest.
For their first writing reunion since “Good Will Hunting,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon collaborated with the writer-director Nicole Holofcener on a period drama.
In his new book, the author of “Fire and Fury” continues his specialty: teasing out stories from men in power.
A paper’s columnists should be like an orchestra, each playing a different instrument. I decided that I was going to play the banjo.
After winning back-to-back Pulitzers, the author of “The Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys” took another detour with his new crime novel, “Harlem Shuffle.”
His best-known work, somewhat scandalous for the mid-1960s, treated sex frankly and sold millions of copies.
What does “The Wild Party,” an obscure but chillingly prescient book-length poem from the twilight of the Jazz Age, tell us about our own era?
After years of small breaks, Cosby has found big success with “Blacktop Wasteland” and “Razorblade Tears,” propulsive books about family, sex, race, class and the stain of Southern history.
Harsh measures against dissent have trickled down to practitioners of the region’s poetic traditions, with many saying they have been told to stop.
The Times’s book critics reflect on how 9/11 has influenced writers and readers.
In her new essay collection, the writer wants to enunciate all the meanings and manifestations of the word that our current conversation obscures.
Rabih Alameddine writes about topics many would rather forget. In his new book, “The Wrong End of the Telescope,” he tells the story of a transgender doctor attempting to care for people fleeing war-torn Syria.
“What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad” is the 12th and final installment in the quiet yet sweeping “Rhinebeck Panorama.”
The insult that reveals a flaw in the way we talk about race.
“The Gambler Wife,” by Andrew D. Kaufman, recounts the life of Anna Dostoyevskaya, the Russian writer’s second wife, who took dictation of his books, endured his gambling addiction and eventually published his work herself.
Her first two books, “Conversations With Friends” and “Normal People,” made her more famous than she liked. For her latest, “Beautiful World, Where Are You,” she asked herself what a novel is and why she’s taking on another one.
In a quartet of biographies, he explored how slavery and racial oppression could exist in a land based on the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
A self-described “professional square,” he fell in love with the show, and worked with its writers to tweak questionable material. Cast members called him “Dr. No.”
His acclaimed fiction and a memoir had a common theme: alcoholism. After becoming sober, he called his former besotted muse “Drunkspeare.”
“I have a soft spot for books by tough, radically honest women with an uncommon antenna for magic, language and landscape.”
He was an accomplished mountain climber with a literary gift to match, and the author of dozens of books.
She was known for the passion of her performances, the raw honesty of her stories and her use of Jamaica’s lyrical vernacular.
As an investigative reporter, Jason Berry exposed the church’s systematic cover-up of sexual abuse. Somehow, it wasn’t enough.
“Islander,” a skewed look at a New York Islanders season, examines extreme fandom, violence and the thrill of sports.
The book, adapted from a speech by the creator and star of “I May Destroy You,” codifies her efforts to achieve transparency in her work and in her life.
Mr. Hall, who wrote hits like “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” helped to imbue country lyrics with newfound depth and insight in the 1960s and ’70s.
In a dozen books, most famously “Lies My Teacher Told Me,” he attacked historical misconceptions, particularly concerning the Black struggle in the South.
The writer-director says she is obsessed with time. One way to have more of it is “to create whole new timelines and dimensions.”
The author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” talks about the pain and frustration of watching the country from afar.
Laurent Binet’s latest book, “Civilizations,” imagines what might have been if the Incas invaded Europe in the 16th century.
When you reread the same poem over and over again, you stop scrolling along the surface and dive deep beneath it.
In their new work, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, the feminist scholars who wrote the 1979 classic, examine literary manifestations of feminist anger from the second half of the 20th century to today.
Eric Garcia, the author of “We’re Not Broken,” talks about public policy’s role in caring for autistic people, his reportorial instincts and more.
“Run, Rose, Run” is set for publication in 2022, along with a Parton album whose 12 new songs were inspired by the book.
In a group interview, Native American TV creators and performers discuss the significance of “Reservation Dogs” and “Rutherford Falls,” and why this is only the beginning.
She took the music seriously at a time when not many writers did. Among her books was a memoir of her life with one of its biggest stars, Jim Morrison.
The “Saturday Night Live” star shares the story of her pandemic experience and a life touched by grief in “This Will All Be Over Soon.”
Stories about people trying something different in their lives have always inspired me. Now, the Times series It’s Never Too Late offers readers more examples.