NEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BOOKS
Setup News Ticker
   NEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BOOKS
New York Times Books
Dec 09, 2018

Essay: ‘Change Your Life,' the Poet Says, and a Rural Idyll Offers a Tantalizing Choice
A Brooklyn novelist's annual trip to the Chilean countryside fuels daydreams of permanently moving. But peace and quiet can be so, well, exasperating.

New York Times Books
Dec 08, 2018

Times Insider: What Goes Into Our End-of-Year Books Lists
By the end of a typical year, hundreds of thousands of books in various styles, genres and subject areas are published. These three lists are meant to help you make sense of it all.

New York Times Books
Dec 08, 2018

Books News: A New Book About Mussolini Is Provoking a Debate Over His Legacy
Antonio Scurati, the author of "M," sees his book as an anti-fascist history lesson disguised as a novel. Others disagree.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Books News: Crown Publisher and Editor of Michelle Obama's Memoir Is Leaving
Molly Stern will be replaced by David Drake. Gillian Blake will leave Henry Holt for Crown. The changes reflect a cyclical shift in the industry.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

The Book Review Podcast: Immaturity in American Politics
Alan Wolfe discusses "The Politics of Petulance," and Nadja Spiegelman talks about two books by Lucia Berlin.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

After Dispute, ‘Mockingbird' Blends Novel's Spirit and Sorkin's Voice Onstage
Harper Lee's estate objected to elements of Aaron Sorkin's early stage adaptation. Now it arrives on Broadway with concessions from both sides.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Nonfiction: The Real-Life Heroine Who Inspired a Character on ‘Boardwalk Empire'
With "Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster," Stephen L. Carter celebrates his extraordinary grandmother.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Nonfiction: A Fresh Look at How Poets Evolve Over the Course of a Career
In "We Begin in Gladness," the poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher considers poets from W.S. Merwin to francine j. harris, in light of changes in their language and their influence on one another.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Nonfiction: Colm Toibin on the Fathers of Geniuses
"Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know" recounts the lives of the fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce — and the chaos they created.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,' Dies at 67
In two books he wrote about rudeness and how to avoid it. He also started a program to encourage the practice of good manners.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Children's Books: Picture Books That Celebrate a Grandparent's Selfless Love
There's nothing like the bond between grandparent and grandchild. New books by Tomie dePaola, Cecilia Ruiz and more show it in many forms.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Sketchbook | Tribute: Edward Carey Illustrates a Homage to Charles Dickens
A nod to the classic English bildungsroman "Great Expectations," first serialized in December 1860.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

The Shortlist: Shrewd Short Stories That Merge the Hopeless and the Hopeful
Four collections, in settings that range from Glasgow to an island in the Pacific Northwest, sketch troubled lives and a yearning for better times.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

The Shortlish: Shrewd Short Stories That Merge the Hopeless and the Hopeful
Four collections, in settings that range from Glasgow to an island in the Pacific Northwest, sketch troubled lives and a yearning for better times.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Nonfiction: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court Supreme
Richard Brookhiser's "John Marshall" looks at the accomplishments of the legendary chief justice and draws lessons for today.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Nonfiction: Two Leading Intellectuals Analyze What Ails America
Alan Wolfe's "The Politics of Petulance" and Lawrence Lessig's "America, Compromised" offer differing diagnoses of the condition of the country.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Fiction: A Timely Dystopian Thriller With Sexual Assault and Political Corruption at Its Core
"Those Who Knew," a new novel by Idra Novey, takes place on an unnamed island, but in a world beset by problems unnervingly like our own.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Fiction: A Parable About Good, Evil and the Inevitable
A.L. Kennedy's novella "The Little Snake" conjures the story of a young girl's friendship with a strangely powerful creature and how it will shape her life.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

Inside the List: The Paper Published a Holiday Books Guide in 1851 — and Every Year Since
It turns out that people have liked to give books as gifts for a long time. Here's a peek at how tastes have changed over the years.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2018

New in Paperback: ‘Afterglow (a dog memoir),' ‘The Odyssey'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2018

Nonfiction: Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama's ‘Becoming' and the Great Migration
The former first lady's long-awaited new memoir recounts with insight, candor and wit her family's trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago's South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2018

Fiction: ‘Love Is Blind,' but Lust Isn't
In William Boyd's novel of desire and deceit, a hunky Scottish piano tuner falls for a sexy Russian soprano.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2018

Books News: Curtis Sittenfeld's Next Short Story Will Be an Audible Original
The best-selling writer of "Prep," "Eligible" and other novels edited "Atomic Marriage" with audio in mind.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2018

Nonfiction: Books About Losing Faith That Will Give You Hope
In "Interior States," Megan O'Gieblyn reconsiders her evangelical upbringing, and in "What if This Were Enough?" Heather Havrilesky renounces the "enforced cheer" of American culture.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2018

Nonfiction: Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama and the Great Migration
The former first lady's long-awaited new memoir, "Becoming," recounts with insight, candor and wit her family's trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago's South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2018

Paper Chase: ‘A Christmas Carol' Turns 175
On the anniversary of the beloved holiday classic, we look back at some of The Times's coverage of the book and its author, Charles Dickens.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2018

Paper Chase: ‘A Christmas Carol,' by Charles Dickens, Turns 175
On the anniversary of the beloved holiday classic, we look back at some of The Times's coverage of the author and his story over the years.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2018

By the Book: Michelle Obama: By the Book
The former first lady, whose new memoir is "Becoming," admires Zadie Smith's novel "White Teeth" for its complexity and humor: "Even if a book takes on serious topics, I think it should still be fun to read."

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2018

Andrei Bitov, Russian Writer Who Chose Not to Flee, Dies at 81
At a time when many of the Soviet Union's greatest authors left the country, he stayed, despite sometimes incurring official wrath.

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2018

Books of The Times: Revelations and Reckonings in a Sex Scandal From Long Before #MeToo
In "Bringing Down the Colonel," Patricia Miller unearths the 19th-century case of Madeline Pollard, who sued a five-term House representative for breach of promise to marry.

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2018

Newsbook: 3 Books About George H.W. Bush's Legacy
The elder Bush died on Friday, and the public is now reckoning with his legacy.

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2018

The Art of Reading: The Way We Read
Donald and Patricia Oresman's 550-piece art collection was auctioned recently. Every piece had one thing in common: people were reading in them.

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2018

Nonfiction: Was Saul Bellow a Man or a Jerk? Both, a Monumental Biography Concludes
The second and final volume of Zachary Leader's "The Life of Saul Bellow" is a portrait of a writer struggling to contend with the consequences of fame.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2018

Books of The Times: ‘The Barefoot Woman' Keeps a Mother's Memory Alive
Scholastique Mukasonga's newly translated memoir is about the impact of the Rwandan genocide, during which 37 of her family members were killed.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2018

Nonfiction: A Scholar of Religion Confronts Her Own Grief
In her memoir, "Why Religion?," Elaine Pagels tells the story of her own deep loss and her search for answers in faith and spirituality.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2018

The Best Baking Cookbooks of 2018
Life is hard enough. Baking doesn't have to be. Our three favorite books inspire but don't intimidate.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2018

Nonfiction: A New Story Collection and a Memoir by Lucia Berlin, Patron Saint of Soulful Cool
In "Evening in Paradise," a volume of short stories, and "Welcome Home," a memoir unfinished at her death, the cult writer cements her status as a revered chronicler of America's lost corners.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2018

Times Critics' Top Books of 2018
The Times's staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2018

Times Critics Discuss the Year in Books, From Triumphs to Disappointments
The Times's staff critics talk with each other about the wide variety of reading they did in 2018.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2018

‘The Witch Elm,' ‘Dopesick' and More: Janet Maslin's Favorite Books of 2018
The former staff critic and frequent contributor to The Times writes about her best reading experiences of the year.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2018

Declare the Strand Bookstore a City Landmark? No Thanks, the Strand Says
The beloved independent shop with 18 miles of books says that landmark status for its building could be a death blow.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2018

Front Burner: Avocado Toast, of Course, but So Much More
The cookbook "Avocaderia" contains multiple recipes for avocado toast, plus ideas for pancakes, drinks and desserts starring the avocado.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2018

Declare the Strand Bookstore a City Landmark? No Thanks, the Strand Says.
The beloved independent shop with 18 miles of books says that landmark status for its building could be a death blow.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2018

Fact-Check of a ‘Lifespan'
What's it like seeing your misunderstood profession onstage, with Daniel Radcliffe as a version of you?

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2018

Books of The Times: ‘Milkman' Slogs Through Political and Cultural Tensions in Northern Ireland
In Anna Burns's novel, winner of this year's Man Booker Prize, an unnamed girl is menaced by a political dissident's affections.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2018

Essay: ‘I Read Morning, Night and in Between': How One Novelist Came to Love Books
The Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma recalls how his father's gift for storytelling led his son to discover the worlds between covers.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2018

Nonfiction: Jonathan Franzen Despairs of a Planet Inhospitable to Birds
In his new collection of essays, "The End of the End of the Earth," Franzen complains about groups that emphasize climate change at the expense of conservation.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2018

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Tossing and Turning in ‘Insomnia'
Marina Benjamin's lyrical look at sleeplessness asks philosophical and psychological questions about the inability to get a good night's rest.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2018

Judge Allows ‘Harry Potter' and ‘Evan Hansen' in San Francisco
Regional productions of the Broadway hits are the subject of a legal dispute between competing theater operators.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2018

Footnotes: The People of Mbomo Tell Their Stories
In "Congo Tales," a new book about the second-largest tropical forest in the world, the story of a people and their home comes alive.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: A Capacious New History of the Beastie Boys by the Two Who Remain
In "Beastie Boys Book," Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz gather their memories, mementos and a lot more to offer a celebration of their band.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

FIction: A Capacious New History of the Beastie Boys by the Two Who Remain
In "Beastie Boys Book," Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz gather their memories, mementos and a lot more to offer a celebration of their band.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: Who's Next? Roger Daltrey
The parade of rock memoirs continues, but "Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite" is a really good one.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Harry Leslie Smith, ‘World's Oldest Rebel,' Is Dead at 95
He survived the Great Depression. He fought the Nazis in World War II. And at 87 he turned to writing and agitating, and acquired a loyal following.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

The Book Review Podcast: Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2018
On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year's outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

‘Love Is Love' Comic Raises $51,000 for the Trevor Project
The anthology comic book, first created to aid those affected by the June 2016 attack at the Pulse nightclub, is now benefiting the Trevor Project.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Inside the List: The ‘Stranger Things' Book Brims With Easter Eggs — Just Like the Show Itself
Fans of Netflix's hit supernatural mystery will find all kinds of clues to the show's third season in a new companion book.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: Is Chess a Sport? A New Book Says Yes
In "The Grandmaster," Brin-Jonathan Butler covers the 2016 World Chess Championship, which pit Norway's Magnus Carlsen against Russia's Sergey Karjakin.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Fiction: Jeeves and Wooster Are Back in a Fizzy New Homage to P.G. Wodehouse
Think of Ben Schott's "Jeeves and the King of Clubs" as "Downton Abbey" with a laugh track.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Fiction: An Unapologetically Feminist Western Novel
With "Heresy," Melissa Lenhardt has delivered an all-out women-driven, queer, transgender, multiracial takeover of the Old West.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: New York City at War
John Strausbaugh's "Victory City" describes a time of great heroes, and great villainy too.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Fiction: A Rich, Beautifully Rendered Mystery Evokes 15th-Century England
In Samantha Harvey's immersive new novel, "The Western Wind," the village priest spends four days unraveling a local murder.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: Music With Messages
A book on the Weavers and another on protest songs examine the connections between music and politics.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Legacy Left to Byron's Wife and Daughter
Miranda Seymour's dual biography, "In Byron's Wake," chronicles the lives of his widow, Annabella Milbanke, and his daughter, the mathematician Ada Lovelace.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Fiction: The Fantasy Master N.K. Jemisin Turns to Short Stories
The fans of her two series — the Inheritance trilogy and the Broken Earth trilogy — will find much to love in her new collection, "How Long 'Til Black Future Month?"

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: A Life of Cy Twombly Brings a Poet's Eye to the Artist's Mythic Work
"Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly," by Joshua Rivkin, the first biography of the artist, is a deeply personal work — as much about the biographer as his subject.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: A Lively, Fast-Paced Account of France's Second Empire
"City of Light," by Rupert Christiansen, recounts Georges-Eugène Haussmann's swift modernization of Paris in the mid-19th century.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Fiction: Rap's Radical First Act
"The Last Poets," by Christine Otten, is a novelized account of the radical Harlem spoken-word group whose style and themes paved the way for contemporary rappers.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: For the Art Lovers on Your List, Career Retrospectives of Two British Painters
Massive and lavish boxed sets give Bridget Riley and Lucian Freud their due.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

The Man Who Brought Weimar Into Germans' Living Rooms
With seven hit novels, now the basis of a blockbuster TV show, Volker Kutscher has helped ignite a debate in Germany about whether history is repeating itself.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

The Saturday Profile: The Man Who Brought Weimar Into Germans' Living Rooms
With seven hit novels, now the basis of a blockbuster TV show, Volker Kutscher has helped ignite a debate in Germany about whether history is repeating itself.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Graphic Content: A Long Visit to Weimar-Era Berlin Through an Epic Graphic Novel
Jason Lutes's "Berlin," over two decades in the making, explores a society on the verge of collapse. One of two books reviewed in Ed Park's Graphic Content column.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Editors' Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: In "I Might Regret This," Abbi Jacobson Hits the Road. Insomnia, Heartbreak, Hilarity and Self-Discovery Ensue.
Ahead of the fifth and final season of "Broad City," its co-creator and co-star leaves New York to see the country, finding herself (and some good laughs) along the way.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: In ‘I Might Regret This,' Abbi Jacobson Hits the Road. Insomnia, Heartbreak, Hilarity and Self-Discovery Ensue.
Ahead of the fifth and final season of "Broad City," its co-creator and co-star leaves New York to see the country, finding herself (and some good laughs) along the way.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Romance: The Latest Romance Novels: Firefighters, Buff Male Nannies, Astronauts and More
Our romance columnist, Jaime Green, picks her fall favorites.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Otherworldly: Ghosts, Robots and Monsters: A Roundup of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy
As the weather grows wetter and colder, it's an excellent time to hole up with fantastical new fiction.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Notes From the Book Review Archives
In which we consult the Book Review's past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: a vintage review of holiday books.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

New & Noteworthy
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

New in Paperback: ‘Dead on Arrival,' ‘Easternization'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Sketchbook: Wish List for Readers
A graphic gift guide revealing what every reader truly wishes for during the holidays.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Finally, New York Has a Cocktail Library
Greg Boehm, who owns some 3,000 vintage books on mixology and drinking culture, has made his collection of rare recipes public. Here he discusses the evolution of cocktail culture in the city, which he describes as "a tricky place right now."

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Children's Books: Big, Beautiful Books to Catch the Eye of Every Child
A kid-friendly guide to great art from David Hockney, an illustrated update of "The Jungle Book," a travel book for fearless young explorers and more.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: The One-Hit Author Whose One Hit Had 12 Volumes
Hilary Spurling's "Anthony Powell" relates the life of an author who is overlooked except for one major work, the multivolume "A Dance to the Music of Time."

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: Three Volumes of Nature Photography Take Us Back to Earth's Innocent Roots
"Battlefields," by Yan Morvan, "Bears Ears," by Stephen E. Strom, and Peter and Beverly Pickford's "Wild Land" transport readers, through stunning images, to the farthest corners of our planet.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: A British Christmas: Some Translation Required
Ruth Reichl retrieves memories of her own childhood as she reviews Nina Stibbe's guide to making it through the holidays, "An Almost Perfect Christmas."

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: Of Demogorgons and Purple Worms — a Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons
In a new book about the history of the famous role-playing game, a group of authors present hundreds of visual artifacts.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Nonfiction: Rock-Your-World Moments Fill New Music Memoirs From Tina Turner and a Disillusioned Hit Maker
Both Turner's "My Story," a sequel to 1986's "I, Tina," and "Anything for a Hit," from the music scout Dorothy Carvello, expose the sleazy power dynamics of the rock 'n' roll business.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

The Shortlist: 3 Books That Take Us Inside the Lives of Britain's Royals
Ravens, love affairs and, yes, dirty laundry all shed light on the comings and goings of British royalty.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Crime: Buried by Snow or Stuffed in a Suitcase: The Bodies Add Up in Marilyn Stasio's Latest Crime Column
Readers will delight in the unexpected characters in three new mysteries, from the female police cadet in Louise Penny's new book to a crime-solving cub reporter down on his luck.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2018

George R.R. Martin on How ‘Nightflyers' Made ‘Game of Thrones' Possible
The author, whose 1980 novella "Nightflyers" has been adapted into a series by Syfy, discusses the series and his "Game of Thrones" prequel.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2018

Match Book: Women and Maine
Novels, stories, mystery series and memoirs by female authors paint a variegated portrait of the Pine Tree State.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2018

Nonfiction: The Greatest Composers Ever
In "The Indispensable Composers," the New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini chooses the best of the bunch.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2018

After Furor, Literary Group Withdraws Honor ‘Central Park Five' Prosecutor
After a backlash, the Mystery Writers of America will not honor Linda Fairstein, a former city prosecutor turned author, as one of its Grand Masters.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2018

After Furor, Literary Group Withdraws Honor for ‘Central Park Five' Prosecutor
After a backlash, the Mystery Writers of America will not honor Linda Fairstein, a former city prosecutor turned author, as one of its Grand Masters.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2018

El Espace: 8 Books Reshaping Latinx Literature
This week in El Espace: tension at the Mexican border, why Latino Jews are moving to Spain and more.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2018

Profile: The New Booker Prize Winner Who May Never Write Again
Anna Burns, who for the last four and a half years has suffered from debilitating back pain and spent much of that time relying on state benefits, talks about the future.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2018

The Pour: The Best Wine Books of 2018
These five new volumes investigate some of the most basic issues raised by wine, while posing new questions and inspiring thirst.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2018

The 10 Best Books of 2018
The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.

  • CEOExpress
  • 1 Boston Place | Suite 2600
    Boston MA 02108
  • 617 482 1200
    617 299 8649 (fax)
  • Contact

©1999-2018 CEOExpress Company LLC