Byline: By ANN LEVIN

An elegy is a mournful poem expressing regret for something lost. Ayad Akhtar’s brilliant new novel, Homeland Elegies, mourns an America that has...

Dylan Farrow is best known for accusing her adoptive father, Woody Allen, of molesting her when she was 7 in her mother Mia Farrow’s Connecticut...

When it comes to capitalism, Eula Biss is a skeptic. And yet, as a university professor and homeowner, she’s invested in the system. Out of those...

Eccentric murder mystery

7/8/20

Dark doesn’t even begin to describe Ottessa Moshfegh’s latest novel, Death in Her Hands. Try horrifying, macabre, fashionably self-referential and...

For 20 years, Benjamin Taylor was a confidant of Philip Roth. Over the course of their friendship they talked often and intensely — about books...

Once again, Emily Dickinson is having a moment. The reclusive 19th-century poet was the central figure in last fall’s Dickinson on Apple TV Plus...

Lynn recalls friendship with Cline

4/19/20

They were born the same year, both grew up poor, married difficult men, and became two of the biggest country stars the world has ever seen...

America: land of the free, home of the brave, known for Route 66, Silicon Valley … and Shakespeare? Yes, and from colonial days onward. Back then...

Coming on the heels of his well-received Loner (2016), Apartment also serves as something of a parable for red state/blue state America. While the...

In the 1980s, Elizabeth Tallent was a rising star in the literary world, publishing short stories and books to great acclaim, only to fall silent...

Deirdre Bair has spent her life writing well-received biographies of some of the 20th century’s most fascinating people, including Al Capone and...

Writers take their inspiration from a variety of sources: an unforgettable face, overheard conversation or perhaps, a painting.The well-known crime...

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