In “Hawking Hawking,” Charles Seife offers a portrait of the famous theoretical physicist and tries to unpack his place in popular culture.
Louis Menand’s new book about art and thought in the postwar years features a very large cast, including George Orwell, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag and the Beatles.
He wrote prodigiously while teaching, first in Dublin and then in New York, and often clashed with critics he considered too political.
Michelle Zauner, a musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, is making her book debut with “Crying in H Mart.”
In Dan Gutman’s “Houdini and Me,” a boy named Harry who lives in Houdini’s old house is getting text messages from the long-dead magician’s ghost.
In “The Anti-Book,” Raphael Simon explores what happens when a bubble gum prize enables an angry boy to erase everything he hates about his life.
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the fatal shooting, has a book deal with a small press, but its distributor, Simon & Schuster, in an unusual move, said it won’t ship it.
Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus and others discuss what’s happened behind the scenes during 15 years of the podcast.
Talks with Toni Morrison, Jeanette Winterson, Reginald Dwayne Betts and others, from the eras of both the show’s hosts, Sam Tanenhaus and Pamela Paul.
A children’s book illustrator and author describes her path through classics like “Blueberries for Sal” and “Where the Wild Things Are.”
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