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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces $31.5 Million in Grants

The third round of funding for the year will support 226 projects across the country.

Frederick Buechner, Novelist With a Religious Slant, Dies at 96

He drew on his theological credentials in essays and memoirs, and his fiction, full of colorful characters, was admired for its elegance, wit and depth.

Nicholas Evans, Author of ‘The Horse Whisperer,’ Dies at 72

He was a first-time novelist whose tale of a manly vocation and family trauma broke publishing and then movie rights records when Robert Redford bought them.

The Stabbing of Salman Rushdie Renews Free Speech Debates

After the attack, writers and world leaders hailed Rushdie as a symbol of free expression. But the battle lines around his novel “The Satanic Verses” were never cleanly drawn.

Penguin Random House’s C.E.O. Defends Bid to Buy Simon & Schuster

Madeline McIntosh argued that the publishing industry extends far beyond its biggest players, and that the government has focused on a tiny sliver of deals.

Review: ‘Paul,’ by Daisy LaFarge

A debut novel views a middle-aged organic farmer through the eyes of a 21-year-old woman he preys upon.

Audiobook or Podcast? Doesn’t Really Matter.

However you classify them, these narratives combine intellectual rigor with an undeniably bingeable format.

Iran Denies Any Involvement in Attack on Salman Rushdie

But a spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, in the first remarks from the government since the assault, said the prizewinning author had crossed “red lines.”

Elana Dykewomon, Author Who Explored Lesbian Lives, Dies at 72

In a five-decade career that began with the coming-of-age novel “Riverfinger Women,” she was outspoken in her fiction, her poetry and her life.

Review: ‘Complicit,’ by Winnie M Li

In her new novel, “Complicit,” Winnie M Li explores the collateral damage of assault on both victims and witnesses.

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