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Want to Read Michael Lewis’s Next Work? You’ll Be Able to Listen to It First

Want to Read Michael Lewis’s Next Work? You’ll Be Able to Listen to It First

The writer Ada Calhoun is currently working on an audio original for Audible.

Marking Mississippi’s Literary Trail, From William Faulkner to Jesmyn Ward

Marking Mississippi’s Literary Trail, From William Faulkner to Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward, a Mississippi native and two-time winner of the National Book Award, is proud of her state’s literary tradition.

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 the ‘Change Agents’ Who Are Enabling Inequality

Meet the ‘Change Agents’ Who Are Enabling Inequality

Inside view at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last year.

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.

How to Catch a Killer in China: Another Chinese Crime Novel Goes Global

How to Catch a Killer in China: Another Chinese Crime Novel Goes Global

Crime, Zhou Haohui says, is a universal theme, which is why detective stories or police thrillers can more easily transcend cultural divides than, say, historical fiction.

If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?

If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?

If you’re a teacher and you have your students read “1984” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” why not have them also read “Parable of the Sower,” by Octavia E. Butler?

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.

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.

Christine Lahti’s Tales of Feminism, Sex and Aging in Hollywood

Christine Lahti’s Tales of Feminism, Sex and Aging in Hollywood

The actress Christine Lahti at her home in Santa Monica, Calif.


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