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  1. What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Living With Pandemics Opinion, Yesterday

    Plague erased social, gender and personal differences. Shakespeare responded by emphasizing people’s unique and inerasable difference. His work is a narrative vaccine.

  2. A Box of Secrets Led to the Story of Her Father’s Painful Wartime Past Books, Yesterday

    Ariana Neumann’s father had nightmares and an ID card in a different name. In her memoir, “When Time Stopped,” she unspools the past he kept hidden for so long.

  3. No Fan of Sports, a Graphic Novelist Learns to Follow the Bouncing Ball Books, Yesterday

    In “Dragon Hoops,” Gene Luen Yang intercuts the thrilling wins and crushing losses of one high school team with basketball’s own turbulent history.

  4. How a College Final Became a Lesson in Survival Books, Yesterday

    When Covid-19 struck, Stanford closed its classrooms. The novelist Daniel Mason turned his students’ last assignment into an exercise for staying well.

  5. They Were Meant to Be the Season’s Big Books. Then the Virus Struck. Books, March 27

    With stores temporarily shut down and other industry disruptions, some of the most anticipated titles of the spring are being pushed back to later in the year.

  6. From the Archives: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin Books, March 27

    Whitehead discusses “The Underground Railroad,” and Toobin talks about “American Heiress.”

  7. Overlooked No More: Kate Worley, a Pioneer Writer of Erotic Comics Obituaries, March 27

    Worley, who wrote Omaha the Cat Dancer, about a feline stripper, “injected a woman’s point of view” that helped the comic stand out from others in the 1980s.

  8. A 12-Year-Old Gymnast Heals After a Coach’s Sexual Abuse Books, March 27

    Helped by a raft of strong women, the heroine of Kate Messner’s “Chirp” reclaims the parts of her childhood she’s not ready to leave behind.

  9. Lawrence Wright Saw a Pandemic Coming Opinion, March 27

    The journalist’s new thriller is eerily prescient. Too bad our leaders lack his foresight.

  10. In This Moment of Solitude, Books Can Be Our Passports Travel, March 27

    Faced with the cancellation of her book tour, a writer turns to books that evoke a sense of place — and recommends 8 books that might take you somewhere, too.

  11. Curious George, the Wild Things, and Frog and Toad Get an Update Books, March 27

    Seeing some of our childhood favorites in a brand-new, contemporary light.

  12. Woody Allen’s New Memoir Is Sometimes Funny — and Tone Deaf and Banal Books, March 26

    Allen’s “Apropos of Nothing,” recently released after being canceled by its original publisher, covers his childhood in Brooklyn, his career and the abuse allegations against him.

  13. Maurice Berger, Curator Outspoken About Race, Is Dead at 63 Arts, March 26

    An influential art historian, he called out racism in the museum world, and in the broader culture as well.

  14. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, March 26

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  15. ‘I Never Knew Anyone Less Jaded’: Admiring Terrence McNally Theater, March 26

    Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joe Mantello on a versatile collaborator who came to know “he didn’t have to repeat himself.”

  16. Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83 Books, March 25

    His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.

  17. ‘Threshold’ Resurrects the Angry, Ambitious Young Man Books, March 25

    In Rob Doyle’s novel, a character of the same name drifts, from Paris to Thailand, Croatia and Sicily, doing drugs, mourning his heroes and avoiding writing.

  18. Julia Miles, 90, Dies; Pushed for Gender Parity in the Theater Theater, March 25

    Concerned that female directors and playwrights were underrepresented in New York theaters, she founded Women’s Project in 1978 to cultivate their work.

  19. Richard Marek, Editor of Hemingway, Baldwin and Ludlum, Dies at 86 Books, March 25

    He shepherded more than 300 books into print, including James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Robert Ludlum’s “The Bourne Identity.”

  20. 7 New Books to Watch for in April Books, March 25

    Julia Alvarez’s first new novel in 14 years, an overview of conservative thought, “Notes From an Apocalypse” and more.

  21. With Kids Learning From Home, Children’s Publishers See a Spike Books, March 24

    As schools close during the coronavirus crisis, sales of reading and writing workbooks, flash cards and activity books have skyrocketed.

  22. Michael Broadbent, Who Put Wine on the Auction Block, Dies at 92 Food, March 24

    At Christie’s in London, he essentially created the notion that wine could be auctioned like furniture or art. He was also an influential wine writer.

  23. ‘The City We Became,’ by N.K. Jemisin: An Excerpt Books, March 24

    An excerpt from “The City We Became,” by N.K. Jemisin

  24. Why Mundane Moments Truly Matter Smarter Living, March 23

    “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.”

  25. ‘The Glass Hotel,’ by Emily St. John Mandel: An Excerpt Books, March 23

    An excerpt from “The Glass Hotel,” by Emily St. John Mandel

  26. Woody Allen’s Memoir Is Published Books, March 23

    Arcade Publishing released “Apropos of Nothing” on Monday. The book had ignited a backlash earlier this month, after its original publisher, Hachette, canceled its plans to release the book.

  27. Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: The Latest New York, March 23

    Increased testing is revealing how quickly the coronavirus has spread in the state.

  28. ‘Mitch, Please!’ Tours Kentucky and Roasts a Senator Books, March 23

    Matt Jones drove through each of his state’s 120 counties to understand why Mitch McConnell polls so poorly there yet is serving his sixth full term in the Senate.

  29. Special Episode: The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá Podcasts, March 22

    How two sets of twins, scrambled at birth, had their lives changed in an instant.

  30. Emily St. John Mandel Is Back, With a Ponzi Scheme Instead of a Pandemic Books, March 22

    In her new novel, the author revisits some of the techniques she used in “Station Eleven.”

  31. James Hatch, Archivist of Black Theater, Dies at 91 Arts, March 20

    A scholar and historian, he amassed an invaluable trove of interviews and other material with his wife, the filmmaker Camille Billops.

  32. Headless Bodies, Faceless Corpses Books, March 20

    Marilyn Stasio finds the latest crime novels filled with gristle, gore and guts.

  33. Picture Books That Show the World Through a Child’s Eyes Books, March 20

    Playing, dreaming, speaking up, absolutely not going to sleep: New books from Colin Meloy, Jillian Tamaki and more open vistas for little readers.

  34. From the Archives: Robert Caro on How He Does It Books, March 20

    The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing.”

  35. Molly Brodak, Poet and Memoirist of Her Father’s Crimes, Dies at 39 Books, March 19

    Her father robbed 11 banks in and around Detroit when she was a teenager to pay off debts. But his sprees were just the jumping off point for her unsparing memoir.

  36. An Illustrated Guide to Spring’s Essential Reads T Magazine, March 19

    What happens on page 76 in three of this season’s books, as envisioned by the artist Marcus Jahmal.

  37. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, March 19

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  38. A Terrific New Thriller About a Mysterious Man and Rats. Lots of Rats. Books, March 19

    In “The Red Lotus,” Chris Bohjalian strikes a fine balance between disclosure and secrecy.

  39. Bancroft Prize Goes to Books on Emancipation and Urban Renewal Arts, March 18

    The scholars Joseph P. Reidy and Lizabeth Cohen have won the prize, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history.

  40. Straining From Shutdowns, Theaters Ask Playwrights to Return Payments Theater, March 18

    The Pulitzer Prize winners Lynn Nottage and Annie Baker are among those who said they had been asked to give back advances because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  41. Celeste Ng, Ann Patchett, Min Jin Lee and Others on the Books That Bring Them Comfort Books, March 18

    Looking for a respite from the news? You might find solace in reading.

  42. Woody Allen Meets the Cancel Culture Opinion, March 18

    Does it matter that you may never know his side of the story?

  43. Curbside Pickup. Bicycle Deliveries. Virtual Book Discussions. Amid Virus, Bookstores Get Creative. U.S., March 17

    “We’re going to operate like a pizza takeout place,” one independent bookstore owner said.

  44. Eduard Limonov, Russian Writer and Dissident, Dies at 77 Books, March 17

    He wrote colorful books based on his time in exile in New York. His politics were just as colorful.

  45. Is It OK to Take a Walk? Style, March 17

    Yes, experts say. Equal parts transit alternative and therapy, contemplative strolls are helping people’s mental and physical health. Just stay six feet apart.

  46. Amazon Bans, Then Reinstates, Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Technology, March 17

    The retailer is trying to do two contradictory things: Ban hate literature but allow free speech.

  47. It Was Their Big Debut. Then a Pandemic Hit. Arts, March 17

    Artists, actors, dancers and authors search for a silver lining as openings are disrupted by the virus outbreak.

  48. Here’s Looking at You, Grid: A History of Crosswords and Their Fans Books, March 17

    In “Thinking Inside the Box,” Adrienne Raphel offers a cultural and personal history of America’s favorite word puzzle.

  49. Rick Atkinson Wins American History Book Prize Arts, March 17

    The award from the New-York Historical Society honors the first installment of his planned trilogy about the American Revolution, which emphasizes the conflict’s costs and uncertainties.

  50. ‘Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best,’ by Neal Bascomb: An Excerpt Books, March 17

    An excerpt from “Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best,” by Neal Bascomb

  51. ‘Nobody Will Tell You This but Me: A True (as Told to Me) Story,’ by Bess Kalb: An Excerpt Books, March 17

    An excerpt from “Nobody Will Tell You This but Me: A True (as Told to Me) Story,” by Bess Kalb

  52. She Was Abused by Her Husband. So Is the Narrator of Her New Book. Books, March 17

    Meena Kandasamy’s second novel, “When I Hit You,” contains echoes of her own experience with domestic violence.

  53. The World of Books Braces for a Newly Ominous Future Books, March 16

    Publishers, bookstores and authors are struggling to confront and limit the financial fallout from the unfolding coronavirus crisis.

  54. A Compendium of Everyday Objects Food, March 16

    “The Elements of a Home” by Amy Azzarito looks at the histories behind some of the objects we use every day.

  55. A Literary Stop on the Campaign Trail Books, March 16

    Writers Bloc, a Los Angeles reading series now in its 24th year, has become increasingly important for political authors.

  56. La literatura de la nueva escala humana en Español, March 16

    El COVID-19 nos ha recordado que el ser humano no es el centro del mundo. Varias novelas y ensayos recientes han empezado a representarnos en unas proporciones más adecuadas y más éticas, en consonancia con el reto de no acabar de destruir el planeta.

  57. Was There a Murder on the Mayflower? Books, March 16

    In her new novel, “Beheld,” TaraShea Nesbit uses the death of Dorothy Bradford to look at what life was like for women in the Plymouth Colony.

  58. An Illustrated Love Song to Jewish Restaurants of Old Books, March 16

    In “The Dairy Restaurant,” Ben Katchor writes (and draws) an encyclopedic ode to establishments that began to flourish in New York City and elsewhere in the 19th century.

  59. Betsy Byars, Who Wrote of Deserted Children, Is Dead at 91 Books, March 15

    Ms. Byars’s award-winning children’s books, including “The Summer of the Swans” and “The Night Swimmers,” often dealt with abandonment.

  60. A Gay Man Remembers His Awakening, as AIDS Shook His World Books, March 15

    Paul Lisicky, author of “Later: My Life at the Edge of the World,” talks about Provincetown, the challenges of memoir and learning not to suppress anger.

  61. Mary Shelley Created ‘Frankenstein,’ and Then a Pandemic Opinion, March 13

    Her novel ‘The Last Man’ predicted the political causes of and collective solutions for global plague.

  62. Andreas Brown, Longtime Owner of Gotham Book Mart, Dies at 86 Books, March 13

    An appraiser and archivist, he bought the celebrated mid-Manhattan shop in 1967 from its founder, Frances Steloff and ran it for 40 years.

  63. From the Archives: Michael Lewis and Tana French Books, March 13

    Lewis discusses “The Fifth Risk,” and French talks about “The Witch Elm.”

  64. Procrastinate Much? Manage Your Emotions, Not Your Time. Smarter Living, March 13

    It isn’t about avoiding work; it’s about avoiding negative emotions.

  65. The Beauty Is in the Details Books, March 13

    What one artist learned when she sat down to talk with Lynda Barry.

  66. Gothic Horror Fiction, Old and New Books, March 13

    In these books, demons infest an elderly tutor, a ghost roams an opera house and a doctor embalms some very strange and horrible things.

  67. Lawrence Wright’s New Pandemic Novel Wasn’t Supposed to Be Prophetic Books, March 12

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on what it’s like to see his fiction become reality.

  68. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, March 12

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  69. These Books Move Heaven and Earth Style, March 12

    Designers and artists who sought inspiration from the natural world are the subjects of recent books.

  70. How Big Pharma Grew Addicted to Big Profits Books, March 12

    In “Pharma,” Gerald Posner tells the 150-year back story to the opioid crisis, a tale of addictive drugs and corrupt practices.

  71. Flashback to the ’80s Books, March 12

    In “We Ride Upon Sticks,” Quan Barry transports readers to the heyday of leg warmers and hair spray.

  72. Pandemics in the Pages of ‘The Stand,’ ‘Severance’ and More Books, March 12

    For centuries, novelists and fiction writers have imagined what plagues and virus outbreaks could look like, and many readers are seeking these books out amid concerns about the coronavirus.

  73. Now You Know: A Critic’s Guide to Sondheim Theater, March 12

    An opinionated take on the songwriter’s major works, from a delayed debut to a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.

  74. An Author and An Editor Teamed Up To Write Books Together Books, March 12

    Now they have three best-sellers.

  75. Adam Hochschild Says Books Can Change the World. He Has Proof. Books, March 12

    The historian treasures his first-edition copy of “The Jungle,” by Upton Sinclair: “This one gave us our pure food and drug laws.”

  76. Barbara Neely, Activist Turned Mystery Writer, Dies at 78 Books, March 11

    Her creation Blanche White was probably the first fictional black maid to solve a murder while working for a wealthy white family.

  77. Writing a Family Memoir When Your Grandfather Was Stalin’s Bodyguard Books, March 11

    “Young Heroes of the Soviet Union,” by Alex Halberstadt, is a moving and often funny memoir about the author’s family and their history.

  78. Shakespeare Conquers America! Starring Ulysses S. Grant as Desdemona Books, March 11

    In James Shapiro’s “Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future,” the historical-tragical constantly muscles out the pastoral-comical.

  79. Jamey Gambrell Dies at 65; Made Russian Writing Sing, in English Books, March 10

    A pre-eminent translator of contemporary Russian authors like Tatyana Tolstaya and Vladimir Sorokin, she won a prestigious prize for translation in 2016.

  80. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman on the Road to Happiness Books, March 10

    Lily King’s new book, “Writers & Lovers,” features an aspiring novelist coming into her own, artistically and romantically.

  81. ‘Recollections of My Nonexistence,’ By Rebecca Solnit: An Excerpt Books, March 10

    An excerpt from “Recollections of My Nonexistence,” By Rebecca Solnit

  82. ‘My Dark Vanessa,’ by Kate Elizabeth Russell: An Excerpt Books, March 10

    An excerpt from “My Dark Vanessa,” by Kate Elizabeth Russell

  83. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Neurotic Filmmaker’s Life Story Books, March 10

    In his memoir, “Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother,” the director of “Men in Black” and “The Addams Family” tells both hilarious and harrowing stories.

  84. Stalkers, Chat Bots and Trolls: Stories From Our Lives Online Books, March 10

    Mary South’s debut collection, “You Will Not Be Forgotten,” scrolls through the many facets of our digital existence.

  85. What if Gatsby Worked at a Tech Start-Up? Books, March 10

    The narrator of Kevin Nguyen’s debut novel, “New Waves,” discovers his charismatic work wife was not what she seemed.

  86. Two Lies and a Truth: Story Collections Exploring the Spectrum of Human Honesty Books, March 10

    Three new books of short fiction — by Peter Kispert, Vanessa Hua and Leesa Cross-Smith — show characters of all races and sexual orientations deceiving others and themselves.

  87. What Happened When a Times Reporter Traded Brooklyn for Dakar Books, March 10

    Frustrated by her stressful city life, Dionne Searcey moved her family to West Africa as the region’s bureau chief. “In Pursuit of Disobedient Women” is her chronicle of what she saw and learned.

  88. A Memoirist, Playwright and Mother of 9 Books, March 10

    In “Our Revolution,” Honor Moore sets out to understand her gifted, complicated mother and their relationship over time.

  89. New & Noteworthy: Lorrie Moore’s Collected Stories, and More Books, March 10

    A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  90. When You Hate Your Neighbor, and Then Your Kids Start Dating Books, March 10

    Therese Anne Fowler’s new novel, “A Good Neighborhood,” explores volatile issues of race and class in a Southern community.

  91. The Women in Congress Who Are Making a Revolution Books, March 10

    Jennifer Steinhauer’s “The Firsts” traces the experiences of the 35 women newly elected to Congress in 2018.

  92. Step 1: Move to Peru. Step 2: Join the Marxist Struggle. Books, March 10

    Andrew Altschul’s new novel, “The Gringa,” is based on the true story of Lori Berenson, a New Yorker-turned-leftist rebel.

  93. Stop Telling Older Women to Step Aside Books, March 10

    “In Our Prime,” by Susan J. Douglas, argues that boomer feminists hold the keys to a better kingdom.

  94. The Case for Staying Single Books, March 10

    In “At the Center of All Beauty,” Fenton Johnson argues that solitude is absolutely essential to the creative life.

  95. ‘MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman,’ by Ben Hubbard: An Excerpt Books, March 9

    An excerpt from “MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman,” by Ben Hubbard

  96. Running Thousands of Miles in Search of Yourself Books, March 9

    Noé Álvarez’s debut memoir, “Spirit Run,” chronicles the 6,000-mile marathon he undertook to connect with his Indigenous heritage — and his American present.

  97. ‘MBS’ Chronicles the Shockingly Young, Powerful and Ruthless Saudi Crown Prince Books, March 9

    The new book by Ben Hubbard, The New York Times’s Beirut bureau chief, draws on dozens of interviews to yield a disturbing portrait of unchecked ambition.

  98. The Life of Robert Stone, Who Captured American Energies in Intense, Foreboding Novels Books, March 9

    Madison Smartt Bell’s “Child of Light” is a sensitive and thorough biography of the author of “Dog Soldiers,” “A Flag for Sunrise” and other books.

  99. Thomas Piketty Turns Marx on His Head Books, March 8

    Piketty’s latest book, “Capital and Ideology,” takes a global overview to inequality and other pressing economic issues of our time.

  100. How I Tried to Ditch Africa’s Tropes U.S., March 7

    Guided by local residents, a correspondent discovered places full of poetry slams and restaurant birthday parties, art shows and surf contests, and mustardy grilled fish.

  101. Supporter of Gabriel Matzneff Says He Was Unaware of Pedophilia World, March 7

    Christophe Girard, a deputy mayor of Paris, disavowed years of association with the writer and said he learned only recently of the author’s abuses.

  102. Overlooked No More: Audrey Sutherland, Paddler of Her Own Canoe Obituaries, March 6

    Long before solo adventure travel became a trend among women, Sutherland was a pioneer, traveling around the world in her inflatable kayak.

  103. James McBride Talks About ‘Deacon King Kong’ Books, March 6

    McBride discuss his latest novel, and Rebecca Solnit talks about “Recollections of My Nonexistence.”

  104. Hachette Says It Won’t Publish Woody Allen’s Book Books, March 6

    The publisher planned to release the filmmaker’s autobiography in April but reversed course after a protest by its own workers.

  105. Linda Sue Park Rewrites ‘Little House on the Prairie’ with an Asian-American Heroine Books, March 6

    Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic pioneer series is often called racially insensitive. With “Prairie Lotus,” a Korean-American author offers an alternative.

  106. How Rebecca Solnit Found Her Voice Books, March 6

    In her new memoir, “Recollections of My Nonexistence,” the admired author and activist recalls coming of age and acquiring confidence as a woman and a writer.

  107. Girl, Interrupted Books, March 6

    In her unsettling debut novel, “My Dark Vanessa,” Kate Russell juxtaposes a creepy account of abuse and a love story.

  108. On ‘Oprah’s Book Club,’ ‘American Dirt’ Author Faces Criticism Books, March 6

    Jeanine Cummins, whose novel about a Mexican woman and her son ignited a backlash, heard from some of her detractors in an episode that Apple TV Plus began streaming Friday.

  109. Can You Dismantle White Supremacy With Words? Books, March 6

    In “Stamped,” Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds team up to help teenagers understand — and combat — racism.

  110. Can Teenagers Fix Our Government? Books, March 6

    “You Call This Democracy?” shows the rising generation how our government falls short of its democratic ideals. And what they can do about it.

  111. Murders Most Foul Books, March 6

    Marilyn Stasio finds much to like in the latest crop of crime novels.

  112. Hachette Workers Protest Woody Allen Book With a Walkout Books, March 5

    The publisher’s announcement that it will publish the filmmaker’s memoir has drawn criticism, this time from its own employees.

  113. Batman and His Many Robins Books, March 5

    The famous sidekick turns 80 on Friday. Many people have worn Robin’s costume over the years — and they were not all boy wonders.

  114. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, March 5

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  115. Art Historian Griselda Pollock Wins Holberg Prize Arts, March 5

    Ms. Pollock pioneered the introduction of feminist thought in art history. The prize comes with an award of 6 million Norwegian kroner, or about $650,000.

  116. Zara Steiner, Historian Who Explored World War I’s Roots, Dies at 91 Books, March 5

    Following history’s paper trail, she wrote about the failures of diplomacy and the period between the world wars.

  117. ‘The Booksellers’ Review: They Like Big Books and They Cannot Lie Movies, March 5

    Eccentricity and charm abound in this documentary about the rare book world.

  118. ‘The Exhibition of Persephone Q,’ by Jessi Jezewska Stevens: An Excerpt Books, March 5

    An excerpt from “The Exhibition of Persephone Q,” by Jessi Jezewska Stevens

  119. Ann Grifalconi, Whose Children’s Books Bridged Cultures, Dies at 90 Books, March 4

    Her books, notably “The Village of Round and Square Houses,” set in Central Africa, introduced young readers to stories from different cultures.

  120. Your Colleagues Don’t Read Anything You Write. Here Are 8 Ways to Change That. Smarter Living, March 4

    Long emails and dense, difficult to decipher memos mean modern office communication goes ignored more often than it’s understood.

  121. Simon & Schuster Is Up for Sale Business, March 4

    The publisher of Stephen King, Judy Blume and Hillary Clinton doesn’t fit with the plans of its parent, ViacomCBS, which has placed a big bet on digital video.

  122. New & Noteworthy, From RuPaul to a Nine-Dish Meal Books, March 4

    A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  123. The Unlikely Life of a Socialist Activist Resonates a Century Later Books, March 4

    In “Rebel Cinderella,” Adam Hochschild writes about the life of Rose Pastor Stokes, whose life and activism coincided with the roiling decades of the early 20th century.

  124. London Book Fair Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears Books, March 4

    The annual publishing event was scheduled to begin next week, with more than 25,000 expected to attend.

  125. ‘Imagine This Were Your Sister,’ Ronan Farrow Tells Woody Allen’s Publisher Books, March 3

    The author of “Catch and Kill,” which was published by a division of Hachette Book Group, said he wouldn’t work with the company again after it announced plans to publish his father’s memoir.

  126. Hilary Mantel’s Triumphant New Novel Brings Thomas Cromwell Across the Finish Line Books, March 3

    At the start of “The Mirror and the Light,” the concluding volume of a trilogy that began with “Wolf Hall,” Cromwell is 50 years old, rich beyond all his imagining and very much alone.

  127. In an Enchanted World, Echoes of Today’s Political Dramas Books, March 3

    Living in a haunted nation, the 11-year-old hero of Pam Muñoz Ryan’s “Mañanaland” faces difficult questions about refugees and altruism.

  128. Poems of Love and Desire That Push Back Against Oppression Books, March 3

    In “Postcolonial Love Poem,” Natalie Diaz takes a traditional form and makes it her own, centering the experiences of queer women of color.

  129. ‘Writers & Lovers,’ by Lily King: An Excerpt Books, March 3

    An excerpt from “Writers & Lovers,” by Lily King

  130. The Bard of American Privilege T Magazine, March 3

    The playwright Richard Greenberg has dedicated himself to chronicling urban elites. With his two new shows, he’s re-entering the theater in a heightened cultural moment.

  131. ‘The Night Watchman,’ by Louise Erdrich: An Excerpt Books, March 3

    An excerpt from “The Night Watchman,” by Louise Erdrich

  132. The Literary Festivals to Hit This Year, From Brooklyn to Singapore Travel, March 3

    There is a rising interest around the world in events that connect authors with bibliophiles.

  133. In Defense of Poetic Nonsense, With a Character Who Shares Your Frustration Books, March 3

    Alice Notley’s new book-length epic, “For the Ride,” follows a figure struggling to figure out the terms of a strange new world.

  134. Wrestling With Prejudice in Three Debut Novels Books, March 3

    Dennis Staples’s “This Town Sleeps,” Celia Laskey’s “Under the Rainbow” and Nana Oforiatta Ayim’s “The God Child” feature outsiders in unwelcome territory.

  135. Lucy Prebble’s ‘A Very Expensive Poison’ Wins the Blackburn Prize Theater, March 2

    Prebble won the annual prize for female playwrights, for her work about a Russian assassination on British soil.

  136. In ‘Fiebre Tropical,’ a Colombian Teenager Moves to Miami and Comes of Age Books, March 2

    The narrator of Juli Delgado Lopera’s energetic novel closely observes the women in her family while dealing with the emergence of her own beliefs and sexuality.

  137. Coming of Age, Whether She’s Ready or Not Books, March 2

    In Lily King’s novel, a young woman searches for meaning.

  138. Coming of Age, Whether She’s Ready or Not Books, March 2

    In Lily King’s new novel, a young woman searches for meaning.

  139. Aaron Sorkin on How He Would Write the Democratic Primary for ‘The West Wing’ Interactive, March 2

    “There are grand gestures out there to be had, and no one is going for them. We’re drowning in timidity.”

  140. Alaïa and Lagerfeld: The Lives of Very Different Men Style, March 1

    One designer was independent, the other aligned with major houses. But new books show both had an outsize effect on fashion.

  141. James McBride’s ‘Deacon King Kong’ is a Supercharged Urban Farce Lit Up by Thunderbolts of Rage Books, February 29

    The National Book Award-winning author’s deeply felt new novel is an American crime story, just not the kind on TV.

  142. The Ties That Bind Deutsche Bank and Donald Trump Books, February 28

    David Enrich discusses “Dark Towers,” and Kiran Millwood Hargrave talks about “The Mercies.”

  143. Get a Job, Kid Books, February 28

    In Cynthia L. Copeland’s graphic memoir “Cub,” an awkward seventh grader finds deliverance as a reporter for her local newspaper.

  144. How Can a Kid Today Hear His Inner Voice? Books, February 28

    In Sara Pennypacker’s “Here in the Real World,” an 11-year-old skips out on the horrors of noisy summer “Rec” to build a secret kingdom in an abandoned lot.