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For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

Sayaka Murata in a Tokyo convenience store similar to the one where the main character in her novel works.

No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

Philip Roth, photographed at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in January 2018.

Black Lives Matter and the Intrepid Lives That Preceded It

Black Lives Matter and the Intrepid Lives That Preceded It

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and author of the new memoir “When They Call You a Terrorist.”

Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

Yrsa Daley-Ward’s fans on Instagram and Twitter see her poems as a tool for healing.

V.S. Naipaul, a Writer of Many Contradictions and Obvious Greatness

V.S. Naipaul, a Writer of Many Contradictions and Obvious Greatness

V.S. Naipaul in 1980. His unsympathetic views of postcolonial life made him among the most controversial writers of his time.

Missing Malcolm X Writings, Long a Mystery, Are Sold

Missing Malcolm X Writings, Long a Mystery, Are Sold

The title page for an unpublished manuscript related to Malcolm X’s autobiography, one of several long-rumored fragments that were sold on Thursday.

Junot Díaz Cleared of Misconduct by M.I.T.

Junot Díaz Cleared of Misconduct by M.I.T.

M.I.T., where Mr. Díaz teaches writing, concluded a review of Mr. Díaz’s behavior toward students and staff, and found no evidence of misconduct.

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

Clockwise from top left: Kahlil Gibran; F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda; Agatha Christie; Jean Toomer; and Thomas Mann.

Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary

Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary

Anne Frank in 1942. Two pages of her diary, which had been covered by brown paper, were uncovered by researchers in Amsterdam and presented at a news conference on Tuesday.

An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings

An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings

John Banville at the Grand Canal at Percy Place.

A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

“All of my stuff is organic, homegrown, no G.M.O., real lance corporal from the actual corps,” said Maximilian Uriarte outside his home in Burbank, Calif.


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