Byline: By ANN LEVIN

Jacqueline Woodson begins her dazzling new novel, Red at the Bone, with an afterthought, in the middle of things, and breaking all the rules of...

Cathleen Schine’s captivating new novel, The Grammarians, centers on a pair of identical twins named Daphne and Laurel, after the Greek myth of...

Carrie’s back! Or at least her real-life alter ego, Candace Bushnell, whose loosely autobiographical newspaper columns and book about the dating...

Although he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s first love was journalism. Calling it “the best job in the world,”...

It would be frightening to be interviewed by Janet Malcolm. But the same qualities that make her such a fearsome interlocutor also lend her essays...

With the United States in an uproar about Russian meddling in its election, it’s a good time to brush up on the country’s former Cold War enemy...

If you had to identify a single theme in Anne Tyler’s latest novel, it would be the importance of creating a surrogate family if your biological...

A few years ago, Donald Hall wrote a book called Essays After Eighty about the “diminishments” of old age. His follow-up collection, A Carnival of...

As a Harvard professor and New Yorker book critic, James Wood writes about what makes good literature. In Upstate, his nearly flawless second novel...

The word gutsy doesn’t even begin to describe the great 20th-century photographer Berenice Abbott. Nor does brilliant, rebellious, prickly...

At a time when there still weren’t a lot of foreigners in Japan, Ian Buruma moved to Tokyo to immerse himself in the esoteric world of avant-garde...

Jay McInerney’s latest book, Bright, Precious Days, picks up the story of Russell and Corrine Calloway, whose great love affair and marriage was...

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