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What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

The author Philip Roth, who died on Tuesday, at his home on the Upper West Side in January.

The Changing Face of Romance Novels

The Changing Face of Romance Novels

“I wanted to share the perspective of an autistic woman, because I don’t think that’s a perspective you see very much,” said the romance novelist Helen Hoang.

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.”

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.

Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey on the promenade at the New York State Theater, 1973.

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.

One Last Book From a Virtuoso of the Short Story

One Last Book From a Virtuoso of the Short Story

William Trevor (William Trevor Cox), photographed by Mark Gerson in February 1982.

The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution

The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution

A protester at an anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstration in Alexandria, 2012.

Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?

Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?

As a child, Kwame Alexander was surrounded by books. Now he’ll have his own imprint at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

PEN World Voices to Focus on Resistance in America

PEN World Voices to Focus on Resistance in America

Colson Whitehead in 2016. He will appear at the Pen World Voices Festival 2018.


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