The New Yorker: Books & Fiction

Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925.

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Tabula Rasa: Volume Two, by John McPhee

Personal History by John McPhee: A project meant not to end.

A Family at Odds Reveals a Nation in the Throes

Damon Galgut’s novel “The Promise” explores the betrayals of South Africa through a perfectly pitched domestic drama.

Jonas Eika on Hope and Defiance

The author discusses “Alvin,” his story from the latest issue of the magazine.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

“Horizontal Vertigo,” “Halfway Home,” “The Seed Keeper,” and “Abundance.”

In Thomas Grattan’s Début Novel, Historical Fiction Gets Personal

Set in the wake of Germany’s reunification, “The Recent East” follows a country coming together and a teen-ager coming out.

The Repressive Politics of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman’s pop-psychology blockbuster, now twenty-five years old, turned self-control into a corporate management tool.

Sunday Reading: The Asian-American Experience

From the magazine’s archive: pieces about being Asian-American and the ongoing wave of anti-Asian violence.

The Wedding of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, in The New Yorker

A report from 1947 brims with details that didn’t make it into “The Crown.”

Why We Mourn Girlhood

For many women, growing up involves a transformation from subject to object. In her new book, Melissa Febos asks whether we can reverse the process.

“Bear” Is About Much More Than Having Sex with a Bear

Marian Engel’s classic novel, first published in 1976, is slim, elegant, and inexhaustible.

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