The “Thor: Love and Thunder” director can’t say no — to starring in “Our Flag Means Death,” making a soccer movie, writing a “Star Wars” idea, adapting Roald Dahl. For starters.
Four writers and one bookseller gathered over Zoom to make a list devoted to fiction in which the city is more than mere setting.
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.
“The Sex Lives of African Women” explores women’s experiences, in their own words, helping foster “a sexual revolution that’s happening across our continent.”
Learning to accept long-sought-after praise from my dad.
Two writers debate writing across identity lines — and how to respond when an author gets it really wrong.
Leïla Slimani, winner of France’s Goncourt Prize, describes her Paris and recommends books that reveal hidden facets of the city.
With Joaquina Kalukango’s high notes and Billy Crystal’s lowbrow jokes, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s return after a tumultuous season.
Without having even been read, a book is attacked online for its fantastical premise.
The filmmaker behind “Grizzly Man” and “Fitzcarraldo” makes a late-career foray into fiction with his new book, “The Twilight World.” He feels he has finally found his medium.
After the massacre in Texas, the children’s author Kate DiCamillo captured the depth of our grief.
Holleran, a pioneer in gay literature for a post-Stonewall age, touches on universal themes of loss and the transience of life in his latest novel, “The Kingdom of Sand.”
A three-time All-American, he began a long career at Sports Illustrated while still competing. A former top editor there said, “He was a guy with a real literary bent.”
Publishers routinely omit the names of translators.
Nancy Brophy, a 71-year-old romance novelist, was accused in the shooting death of her husband. She said prosecutors had sketched a flawed plotline.
Andrey Kurkov has spent his life writing about realities so absurd they defy satire. It was perfect preparation for this moment.
A book for “White Lotus” fans, a coming-of-age story in the Canary Islands, Werner Herzog’s debut novel (yes, it’s grim) and more.
Three authors discuss their new novels and what brought them to write about a young woman in trouble, three brothers from Staten Island and an anxious parrot.
In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.
Now guarding trees in Lower Manhattan, the poet and author of “Chelsea Girls” says: “Things that might have once been corny to me don’t feel corny anymore.”
Billy Eichner and the “Bros” team made news by casting queer actors, but they also focused on writing a story that didn’t recycle straight tropes.
Prosecutors are building a follow-the-string murder case against a romance novelist. She says their real story is one about love.
At times it felt like a game of survival. But during a Broadway season unlike any other, productions showed their resourcefulness while learning how to live with Covid.
The writer discusses what Hannah Arendt’s “The Origins of Totalitarianism” reveals about the fragility of liberal democracy.
With shows like “The Chair,” a fresh group of storytellers are using college life to explore — and lampoon — privilege and identity.
When Aatish Taseer first traveled to the Turkish city, he was closeted and just beginning his writing career. This time, he explores revolutions personal and political.
Thomas Page McBee first visited the national park as a child on a family vacation. Thirty-three years later — and 11 after starting testosterone — he finally reckons with his parent’s death.
The 41-year-old playwright’s show “Fat Ham,” set at a Southern barbecue, hasn’t even had an in-person production yet because of the pandemic.
As a writer and intellectual, she abandoned liberal politics, challenged the women’s movement and championed the Reagan Republican agenda.
The physicist ranges widely — from black holes to Buddhism to climate change — in his new book, “There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness.”
In Vauhini Vara’s debut novel, a boy from rural India becomes a tech mogul in a world consumed by Big Tech. What seemed impossible, she said, has become real, in life and in technology.
Unable to support his family with his children’s books, Aaron Blabey was ready to give up. Then he came up with the concept that’s now a best seller and an animated movie.
Privileging only those voices with a stake in a story carries its own risks.
Walker has grappled with some of the thorniest issues of 20th-century America. She’s also taken troubling stances. She has now opened up and shared her diaries, giving readers a window into her life.
The novelist explains why we secretly long for different worlds, and how post-apocalyptic fiction quells our grief.
Those who react to the war in Ukraine by canceling “everything Russian” are in danger of falling into a familiar brand of nationalist thinking.
When we set aside our romantic notions, we see that creativity is continuous, and fueled by life itself.
In the name of personal branding, influencers might be paying someone to make them look like readers. But does a novel deserve more respect than a handbag?
The saddest stories can show us how full of grace the fallen world can be.
OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other neural nets can now write original prose with mind-boggling fluency — a development that could have profound implications for the future.
With eight forthcoming translations of his books, Vladimir Sorokin is gaining recognition in the West just as, he says, Russian writers need to fight back in a semantic war on truth.
The book “Bad and Boujee” centers on Black women’s experience, but critics said it was written by a white professor and was flawed in its execution.
“I feel truer to myself while reading than I do experiencing the world through my body — so any chance to read is ideal for me.”
The publishing platform’s founders want Substack to be an “alternate universe on the internet.” But it faces copycat rivals, an exodus by writers and a need to move beyond newsletters.
In “Left on Tenth,” the veteran author looks back on a series of life-altering events, including a whirlwind romance at the age of 72.
Under various pseudonyms, he wrote adventure novels that sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.
Three decades after worrying about making rent, she is now giving away billions — all while trying to keep herself out of the spotlight.
Her new book is a medical thriller, a cancer memoir, a love story and a hero’s journey — except there were two heroes: Ephron and her husband, who walked with her.
In her fifth book, Samantha Hunt describes finding a manuscript left behind by her late father in the family’s 18th-century house.
“He was fearless and brilliant in his investigation of hypocrisies and double standards in the media, and his contribution was priceless,” his family said in a statement.