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  1. A Spotlight on the Women Who Write the Plays Opinion, Today

    Women who write plays; Covid and the theater; attacks on health workers; why books are delayed.

  2. The Sunday Read: ‘Who Is the Bad Art Friend?’ The Daily, Today

    Inside the curious case of Dawn Dorland v. Sonya Larson.

  3. A Transporting and Cozy Biography of a Pottery Pioneer Books, Today

    In “The Radical Potter,” Tristram Hunt writes about the life and times of Josiah Wedgwood, the man behind the brand once synonymous with fine china.

  4. How Is ‘Dune’ So Prescient About Climate Change? Thank This Native American Tribe. Opinion, Yesterday

    Native Americans’ warnings of environmental catastrophe inspired the landscape of “Dune.” Now their tribal lands are flooding.

  5. How Literature by Black Authors Shaped One Scholar’s Life Books, Yesterday

    In “Read Until You Understand,” Farah Jasmine Griffin explores how books have served as instruction manuals to guide her through difficulty and triumph.

  6. Alan Cumming Took Ecstasy to Quell His Nerves on Tony Night, ‘and It Worked’ Books, Yesterday

    And other revelations from the actor’s second memoir, “Baggage.”

  7. One Factory and the Bigger Story It Tells Books, October 22

    Farah Stockman talks about “American Made,” and Benjamín Labatut discusses “When We Cease to Understand the World.”

  8. How a Young-Adult Novelist Spends Her Sundays New York, October 22

    Karina Yan Glaser’s home in Harlem is full of children, books, plants and animals (just the way she likes it).

  9. Jerry Pinkney, Acclaimed Children’s Book Illustrator, Dies at 81 Books, October 21

    Adept at reimagining classic tales, he often made sure that his books included Black characters and themes.

  10. The Book Review Turns 125 Interactive, October 21

    As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, join us on a trip through the archives to see some of our spectacular reviews, interviews ands essays

  11. Helen Keller and the Problem of ‘Inspiration Porn’ Opinion, October 21

    We’ve used the story of her life as a kind of shorthand for the disabled experience, as if there were just one. But we are here and we are many.

  12. 125 Years of Book Review Covers Books, October 21

    What did the Book Review look like in 1896, in 1916, in 1962? Scroll down to see what it looked like — and how it changed — through the decades.

  13. Classic Crime Novels That Still Thrill Today Books, October 21

    Here’s how we reviewed now-famous mysteries by the likes of Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy Sayers, Dashiell Hammett and more.

  14. Essay: Should We Have War Crime Trials? Books, October 21

    Fifty years ago, the Times reporter Neil Sheehan took a hard look at America’s conduct in Vietnam.

  15. When William Faulkner and Langston Hughes Wrote Children’s Books Books, October 21

    You might think that celebrated adult authors writing for kids is a new trend. It isn’t.

  16. ‘The Complete Stories,’ by Flannery O’Connor Books, October 21

    This collection — which appeared seven years after the Southern Gothic writer’s death in 1964 — was reviewed by Alfred Kazin.

  17. ‘The Lost World,’ by Arthur Conan Doyle Books, October 21

    Dinosaurs in the 20th century? In 1912, Sherlock Holmes’s creator invented the template that Michael Crichton would follow almost eight decades later.

  18. ‘Ulysses,’ by James Joyce Books, October 21

    Our reviewer called “Ulysses” the “most important contribution that has been made to fictional literature in the 20th century.” That doesn’t mean he liked it.

  19. ‘The Bell Jar,’ by Sylvia Plath Books, October 21

    To our reviewer, the poet’s novel was “the kind of book Salinger’s Franny might have written about herself 10 years later, if she had spent those 10 years in Hell.”

  20. ‘Song of Solomon,’ by Toni Morrison Books, October 21

    In the deep, sprawling 1977 story of Milkman Dead, the reviewer Reynolds Price found evidence for “the possibility of transcendence within human life.”

  21. ‘The Jeweler’s Eye,’ by William F. Buckley Jr. Books, October 21

    Mario Puzo, who reviewed this collection of the conservative thinker's essays, found himself charmed despite the politics.

  22. ‘The Golden Notebook,’ by Doris Lessing Books, October 21

    In 1962, our reviewer described this radically feminist novel — now considered Lessing’s most influential work — as “a coruscating literary event.”

  23. ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ by Elizabeth Gilbert Books, October 21

    Reeling from a divorce, a writer sought solace in Italy, India and Indonesia. There, she found peace — and plenty of material for a blockbuster memoir.

  24. ‘The Liars’ Club,’ by Mary Karr Books, October 21

    The Times would later call this 1995 memoir of a hardscrabble Texas childhood “one of the best books ever written about growing up in America.”

  25. ‘Weather’ Books, October 21

    In 2020, as Covid-19 raged and protests swept the country in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Claudia Rankine wrote this poem for the Book Review.

  26. ‘We Begin Today the Publication of a Supplement Which Contains Reviews of the New Books’ Books, October 21

    The New York Times Book Review first appeared on Oct. 10, 1896, but its roots can be traced back to its very first issue of The Times on Sept. 18, 1851.

  27. ‘Color,’ by Countee Cullen Books, October 21

    In 1925, the Book Review raved about the “sensitive” love poems and “piercing” satire from a young star of the Harlem Renaissance.

  28. ‘The Age of Innocence,’ by Edith Wharton Books, October 21

    This tale of Gilded Age New York City became, in 1921, the first novel by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize.

  29. Interview: Isabel Allende Books, October 21

    The Chilean novelist was living in exile when her first novel was published in 1985. “In a way, I feel that I am working for my country, even if I don’t live there,” she told us.

  30. Peeved, Irritated and Annoyed: Early Letters to the Editor Books, October 21

    The Book Review’s letters page — the internet message board of its day — was filled with lively, opinionated missives from readers and authors.

  31. ‘Sister Carrie,’ by Theodore Dreiser Books, October 21

    The novel’s headline-making candor and explicitness led the Book Review to assure its readers, “It is a book one can very well get along without reading.”

  32. ‘White Teeth,’ by Zadie Smith Books, October 21

    A satirical, multigenerational family saga set during the waning of the colonial British Empire, this 2000 debut established its author as a prodigy of the novel form.

  33. ‘Wolf Hall,’ by Hilary Mantel Books, October 21

    This fictional portrait of Henry VIII’s scheming aide Thomas Cromwell — the first volume in a trilogy — won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

  34. Interview: Ralph Ellison Books, October 21

    “It is felt that there is something in the Negro experience that makes it not quite right for the novel,” Ellison told us when “Invisible Man” was published in 1952. “That’s not true.”

  35. ‘O Pioneers!’ by Willa Cather Books, October 21

    In 1913, The Times declared Cather’s “novel without a hero” to be “American in the best sense of the word.”

  36. ‘Nausea,’ by Jean-Paul Sartre Books, October 21

    Vladimir Nabokov wondered in 1949 whether the French existentialist’s novel was even worth translating.

  37. ‘The Woman Warrior,’ by Maxine Hong Kingston Books, October 21

    This brilliant 1976 memoir evokes the author’s Chinese immigrant family and summons the ghosts who haunt it.

  38. Interview: Gore Vidal Books, October 21

    Diane Johnson chatted with the confident writer in 1977, asking him to explain what made him a self-proclaimed “authority” on all things literary.

  39. ‘The Road,’ by Cormac McCarthy Books, October 21

    In 2006, our reviewer correctly predicted that this father-son tale would eclipse the popularity of McCarthy’s 1992 hit, “All the Pretty Horses.”

  40. Books About Babe Ruth Books, October 21

    In 1974, Roger Angell celebrated four new biographies of the Bambino.

  41. ‘Between the World and Me,’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates Books, October 21

    This 2015 homage to James Baldwin identified racism at the heart of the American dream.

  42. ‘The Joy Luck Club,’ by Amy Tan Books, October 21

    In this 1989 novel, a young woman comes to understand her place in a Chinese family — and in the world — through visits with her aging aunts.

  43. ‘Persepolis,’ by Marjane Satrapi Books, October 21

    A memoir and a history of Iran’s turbulent 20th-century politics, one comic strip frame at a time.

  44. ‘The Makioka Sisters,’ by Junichiro Tanizaki Books, October 21

    A classic Japanese novel echoes Jane Austen, with instructive contrasts.

  45. Interview: Colson Whitehead Books, October 21

    “I am working in the African American literary tradition,” the novelist told us in 2001. “That’s my aim and what I see as my mission.”

  46. The First New York Times Book Review Best-Seller List Books, October 21

    The best-seller lists as we know them today have their roots in the Aug. 9, 1942, issue — but the Book Review has been tracking sales for much longer than that.

  47. Interview: Sandra Cisneros Books, October 21

    When her short-story collection “Woman Hollering Creek” was published in 1991, the author opened up about her dream car, writing poetry and her parents.

  48. ‘The Street,’ by Ann Petry Books, October 21

    This classic story of a single mother’s struggle against poverty, published in 1946, would become the first novel by a Black woman to sell a million copies.

  49. ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ by Dale Carnegie Books, October 21

    The blockbuster forerunner of today’s self-help guides was both sensible and superficial, according to The Times’s reviewer in 1937.

  50. Essay: ‘The Second Shelf’ Books, October 21

    From covers to marketing to awards, why do novels by women get different treatment than books by male authors? In 2012, Meg Wolitzer took on the elephant in the library.

  51. ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities,’ by Jane Jacobs Books, October 21

    This 1961 masterwork offered new, vibrant ways to think about how city neighborhoods ought to look.

  52. Interview: Eudora Welty Books, October 21

    “Really, don’t people know the first thing about the South?” Welty asked The Times in 1970, when her novel “Losing Battles” was published.

  53. ‘The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book’ Books, October 21

    When Toklas — Gertrude Stein’s partner — published this cookbook, it was reviewed by Rex Stout, the creator of the food-loving detective Nero Wolfe.

  54. ‘Hannibal,’ by Thomas Harris Books, October 21

    Eleven years after “The Silence of the Lambs,” Hannibal Lecter returned. Stephen King called him “the great fictional monster of our time.”

  55. ‘Roots,’ by Alex Haley Books, October 21

    James Baldwin, reviewing this headline-making novel in 1976, called it “a study of … how each generation helps to doom, or helps to liberate, the coming one.”

  56. From Henry Louis Gates Jr., Another Scholarly Megaproject Arts, October 20

    A book series from Penguin will feature leading writers on the legacy of Black figures including W.E.B. Du Bois, John Hope Franklin, Toni Morrison and Stevie Wonder.

  57. Writing About a Past Injustice Helped Her See What Has and Hasn’t Changed Books, October 20

    Nadifa Mohamed is a Booker Prize finalist for her novel “The Fortune Men,” a story about a false accusation and the tragedy that resulted.

  58. How Bad Art Friend Became Twitter’s Favorite Parlor Game Times Insider, October 20

    Robert Kolker, who recently wrote about a case involving a friendship torn asunder for The Times Magazine, explains how he approached his reporting and what he thought about the online discourse around the story.

  59. ‘The End of Bias’ Says There’s Hope for Meaningful Change Books, October 20

    In her new book, Jessica Nordell examines ways to overcome unexamined stereotypes and the harm they cause.

  60. Adam Schiff: What He Saw at the Trump Revolution Books, October 19

    Schiff’s “Midnight in Washington” is that rare memoir by a politician that actually has something to say.

  61. This Novel Nods to Virginia Woolf While Staring Down Modern Class Lines Books, October 19

    In “The Days of Afrekete,” by Asali Solomon, a woman hosting a dinner party for her soon-to-be-disgraced husband spends time remembering a woman she loved in college.

  62. How to Recommend a Book Magazine, October 19

    Engage with the reader. Tell them why you think they’ll like a book. And never suggest just one.

  63. A Daughter Parses the Life of a Mother Prone to High Drama Books, October 19

    “The Book of Mother,” a novel by the French writer Violaine Huisman, depicts a charismatic, unstable woman through her daughter’s eyes.

  64. My Real Estate Secret Weapon Didn’t Work. Or Did It? Magazine, October 19

    Buyers’ letters are controversial — and not necessarily very effective. But when you keep losing bidding wars, it helps to at least name the future you want.

  65. What George Orwell’s Roses Tell Us About His Politics Books, October 19

    In “Orwell’s Roses,” Rebecca Solnit argues that the English writer was driven not merely by political rage but by a love of beauty and nature.

  66. What Amazon Did to Fiction Books, October 19

    Mark McGurl’s “Everything and Less” examines the impact the tech giant has had on literature itself.

  67. The 20-Year Contest to Crack the Code of the Rosetta Stone Books, October 19

    “The Writing of the Gods,” by Edward Dolnick, offers a fresh account of the discovery in Egypt of the giant slab, and of the competition to decipher its symbols.

  68. Billy Porter’s New Book Isn’t Just a Memoir; It’s a Testimony Books, October 19

    In his memoir “Unprotected,” Billy Porter recounts his lifelong struggle to heal the deep wounds buried under the sheen of his charismatic presence.

  69. The Controversy Over Statues and How We Commemorate the Past Books, October 19

    Alex von Tunzelmann’s “Fallen Idols” looks at the arguments surrounding 12 figures from history, and what they tell us about both the past and the present.

  70. A Sweeping New History Looks Back at 100 Years of Black Filmmaking Books, October 18

    Wil Haygood’s “Colorization” feels crisp and urgent while covering a lot of ground: from the earliest pioneers to the careers of Sidney Poitier, Lena Horne, Spike Lee and many others.

  71. Succession at Scholastic Seemed to Be a Shock, Even to the New Chairwoman Business, October 18

    The powerhouse children’s publisher, known for Harry Potter, had been passed from father to son until Iole Lucchese, a top executive, was given control.

  72. Elizabeth Strout Gets Meta in Her New Novel About Marriage Books, October 18

    The protagonist of “Oh William!” is a famous author whose books have a lot in common with ones written by the creator of Lucy Barton.

  73. John Grisham on Judges, Innocence and the Judgments He Ignores Books, October 17

    The best-selling author, whose new book, “The Judge’s List,” is about a murderous member of the bench, talks about the Supreme Court, wrongful convictions and what it means to be “review-proof.”

  74. New in Paperback: ‘Memorial’ and ‘Singular Sensation’ Books, October 15

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  75. Thomas Mallon on the Career of Jonathan Franzen Books, October 15

    Mallon talks about Franzen’s “Crossroads,” and Joshua Ferris discusses “A Calling for Charlie Barnes.”

  76. 900 Pages of Drinking Wisdom, a Decade in the Making Food, October 15

    The cocktail experts David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum have completed “The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails.”

  77. Texas Superintendent Apologizes After Official’s Holocaust Remarks U.S., October 15

    State lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League condemned a school official’s advice to “make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”

  78. And You Thought the Sally Rooney Bucket Hats Were Ridiculous Books, October 15

    Marketing a book is an art form, a delicate match of writer and approach. Ward Sutton imagines all the ways this could have gone wrong for famous authors in the past.

  79. Fright Lite Books, October 15

    Four new picture books draw in young readers with ghosts, ghouls and vampires — not to scare them but to amuse them.

  80. The Visionary Community of the Harlem Y.M.C.A. T Magazine, October 15

    In the early 20th century, the building became a meeting place for many of the writers, artists, actors and activists who defined a new and vibrant Black culture.

  81. At Her Home in Suffolk, Olivia Laing Finds Fresh Inspiration T Magazine, October 15

    For the author, the process of creating and tending her garden in the English countryside is akin to that of shaping a book.

  82. When a Minivan Is a Music Machine, and the Return of Chucky: The Week in Narrated Articles Podcasts, October 15

    Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

  83. ‘My Homeland’: A Poet’s Quest to Help a Family Flee Afghanistan New York, October 15

    Zohra Saed, who teaches at the City University of New York, has rallied the literary community to help another poet and his family get to safety.

  84. You’re Anxious. You’re Afraid. And I Have Just the Solution. Opinion, October 15

    Dealing with horror on the screen and on the page can help you deal with horror in the real world. 

  85. Love’s Perils, Trauma’s Wounds: New Story Collections Books, October 15

    “The Ruin of Everything,” “Hao” and “Variations on the Body” explore fraught relationships and the long shadow of war.

  86. When the Au Pair Helps With the Care of the Children and the Sex Life of the Parents Books, October 15

    T.L. Toma’s second novel, “Look at Us,” follows a wealthy couple who embark on a sexual misadventure with their au pair.

  87. ‘Commercial’ vs. ‘Literary Writing,’ Cozy Mysteries and Other Letters to the Editor Books, October 15

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  88. Gary Paulsen, Author of Young-Adult Adventures, Dies at 82 Books, October 14

    His 200 books, among them “Hatchet” and “Dogsong,” inspired generations with their tales of exploration, survival and the bloody reality of the natural world.

  89. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, October 14

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

  90. In Katie Couric’s ‘Going There,’ There Includes Family Skeletons, Busting Into the Boys’ Club and More Books, October 14

    The “Today” host and “CBS Evening News” anchor shares her story, from her suburban childhood to her trailblazing media career.

  91. Lena Dunham on Joy Sorman and Unnameable Female Pain Books, October 14

    “Life Sciences” follows the youngest in a family of women plagued by mysterious, unheeded illnesses.

  92. A History of Modernity That Puts Africa at Center Stage Books, October 14

    “Born in Blackness,” by the former New York Times correspondent Howard W. French, is a deeply researched account of the continent’s often overlooked role in the development of the modern world.

  93. The Chaotic Conditions at Rikers Island Opinion, October 14

    The deplorable conditions at the New York prison complex. Also: The joy of audiobooks; airline vaccine mandates; Bond, James Bond.

  94. On London Stages, Brevity Reigns Supreme Theater, October 14

    A new work by Caryl Churchill, the final installment in Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell saga and a Larry Kramer play deploy their running times with varied success.

  95. ‘Whore of New York’ Reflects on Sex, Love and Labor Books, October 13

    In her new memoir, Liara Roux writes with an intimate, anthropological eye about her experiences as a sex worker.

  96. Albert J. Raboteau, Who Transformed Black Religious Studies, Dies at 78 Books, October 13

    Working in the 1970s and ’80s, his scholarship helped to cement African-American studies as an academic discipline.

  97. A Racial Reckoning Is Underway in Theater. Where Is the Gender Reckoning? Opinion, October 13

    A major American theater planned to produce nine plays by men and one by a woman this season. Why did it take a male playwright to change that when women have flagged such inequities for years?

  98. The Creative Collectives Finding Strength in Numbers T Magazine, October 13

    Born out of the American civil rights movement, Black artists’ coalitions thrived in the 1960s and ’70s. Now, a new generation is discovering their power.

  99. He Stayed Grounded by Writing a Thriller Set in Outer Space Books, October 13

    Chris Hadfield went viral as an astronaut singing David Bowie in orbit. Now he has written a Cold War thriller packed with cosmic action.

  100. Why David Hare Loves Oscar Wilde Books, October 13

    In this review of a biography by Matthew Sturgis, one playwright takes the measure of another.

  101. Newly Published, from a Haitian Earthquake to MacArthur Park Books, October 13

    A selection of books published this week.

  102. What to Read: 4 New Illustrated Books Interactive, October 13

    Our editor recommends four new graphic books coming this season.

  103. Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Literary Freedom as an Essential Human Right Books, October 12

    In an essay adapted from remarks he delivered at PEN America’s annual literary gala, the renowned Harvard scholar and author argues that readers and writers must be allowed to engage freely with subjects of their choice.

  104. Martin Sherwin, Prize-winning Biographer of Oppenheimer, Dies at 84 Books, October 12

    A historian of the nuclear age, he and his co-author, Kai Bird, won a 2006 Pulitzer for their book about the scientist behind the atom bomb.

  105. A Biography of W.G. Sebald, Who Transformed His Borrowings Into Lasting Art Books, October 12

    Carole Angier’s “Speak, Silence” is the first major biography of the renowned German writer who put people he knew into his work, infuriating many of them.

  106. A Survivor of Suicide Writes of His State of ‘Eternal Dying’ Books, October 12

    In his new memoir, “One Friday in April,” Donald Antrim tells his own story and argues that a suicide attempt is “a disease process, not an act or a choice.”

  107. In J.K. Rowling’s Latest Fantasy Novel, Pigs Do Fly Books, October 12

    After his beloved stuffed toy is hurled out the car window, a boy and its despised replacement, “The Christmas Pig,” traverse an underworld of loss.

  108. Sally Rooney Declines to Sell Translation Rights to Israeli Publisher Books, October 12

    The author of “Beautiful World, Where Are You” turned down an offer from an Israeli publisher to translate the novel to Hebrew, citing her support for Palestinians “in their struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”

  109. He Read All 27,000 Marvel Comic Books and Lived to Tell the Tale Books, October 12

    In “All of the Marvels,” Douglas Wolk went down a very deep rabbit hole to find the essence of what he calls the “epic of epics.”

  110. Zen and the Art of Printer Maintenance Books, October 12

    In her novel “LaserWriter II,” Tamara Shopsin visits the free-spirited world of Tekserve, a beloved Mac repair shop in 1990s Manhattan.

  111. When a Factory Relocates to Mexico, What Happens to Its American Workers? Books, October 12

    “American Made,” by Farah Stockman, is a deeply reported account of three workers at a ball bearing plant in Indianapolis, as the factory closes down and they lose their jobs.

  112. A Memoir of Post-Genocide Refugee Life Rendered With Delicacy and Insight Books, October 12

    In “Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds,” Mondiant Dogon, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, recounts a saga of horror, frustration and hope.

  113. Cursed for Life? Not So Fast, Say Alice Hoffman’s Witches Books, October 12

    In “The Book of Magic,” a family is determined to break a centuries-old spell.

  114. Victoria Chang’s ‘Dear Memory’ Is a Multimedia Exploration of Grief Books, October 12

    In her new book, Victoria Chang brings together letters, photos, marriage certificates, floor plans and other documents to examine memory and loss.

  115. A Memoir of Filipino American Family Life in the Wake of Colonialism Books, October 12

    “Concepcion,” by Albert Samaha, combines the epic sweep of global history with an intimate family narrative.

  116. Diane Williams Navigates the Tricky Business of Intimacy Books, October 12

    “How High? — That High,” her new story collection, is rooted in the dramatic potential of affairs and erotic regret.

  117. An Investigation Into a Virgin Birth Upends Lives in This Sly English Novel Books, October 12

    “Small Pleasures,” by Clare Chambers, features the lone woman journalist at a 1950s suburban English newspaper, whose life is upended when she’s assigned to investigate an unusual story.

  118. Susan Orlean Has an Eye for the Little Creatures Books, October 12

    “On Animals” is a collection of essays on subjects great and small, from orcas to pigeons to lions and tigers and panda bears.

  119. A Nazi Legacy Haunts a Museum’s New Galleries Arts, October 11

    The Kunsthaus Zurich built an extension to display masterpieces from a private Swiss collection. But critics say the works are tainted by the source of their owner’s wealth.

  120. Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny Deliver a Page-Turner Part Sly, Part Sweet Books, October 11

    “State of Terror” is a geopolitical thriller about the race to keep nuclear devices from being detonated in American cities.

  121. Help Us Choose the Best Book Interactive, October 11

    The New York Times Book Review has just turned 125. That got us wondering: What is the best book that was published during that time? We’d like to hear from you. For the month of October we’ll take nominations, in November we’ll ask you to vote on a list of finalists and in December we’ll share the winner.

  122. John le Carré’s Last Completed Spy Novel Crowns a Career Attuned to Moral Ambivalence Books, October 11

    “Silverview” features a young bookstore owner in an English seaside town, caught up in an investigation involving two cunning spymasters.

  123. He Finds Women on Dating Apps. Then They Disappear. Books, October 10

    After you finish Lisa Unger’s new novel, “Last Girl Ghosted,” you might think twice before swiping right.

  124. A Powerful Story of Coming to America, Finding Promise and Paradox Books, October 10

    In “Concepcion,” Albert Samaha writes about several generations of his family, from their long history in the Philippines to their move to the United States.

  125. Michael Dell Is Trying to Be Nice Business, October 9

    In “Play Nice But Win,” Mr. Dell delves into the drama behind some of the biggest deals of the past decade.

  126. Paradise Was Lost. She’s Telling Its Stories. Books, October 9

    Lizzie Johnson talks about the reporting that went into her book “Paradise,” an account of the Camp Fire that ravaged California in 2018.

  127. Andrea Elliott on ‘Invisible Child’ Books, October 8

    Elliott talks about her new book, and Phoebe Robinson discusses “Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes.”

  128. Looking Back at Letters From a Revolution Books, October 8

    In a series of poems, updated throughout her life, Diane di Prima tracked the course of her own radicalism as it waxed and waned.

  129. Give Phoebe Robinson the Title She Deserves: Boss Arts, October 8

    The comic has a publishing imprint, TV deals, even a primer on leadership she wrote after noting the absence of Black women’s perspectives in business books.

  130. A Beautiful Mind Books, October 8

    In Jeff Zentner’s “In the Wild Light,” a brilliant girl who loves science and a soulful boy who writes poetry join forces to escape pain and poverty.

  131. A Jailed Indian Boy Chases His Scrap of Sky Books, October 8

    For the 9-year-old narrator of Padma Venkatraman’s “Born Behind Bars,” life was but a dream.

  132. The Best of the Book Review: A Virtual Event Celebrating 125 Years Books, October 7

    On Oct. 25, join The New York Times Book Review and special guests for performances of favorite letters and reviews from the archives, trivia and more.

  133. Annotated by the Author: ‘Why Can’t Men Say “I Love You” to Each Other?’ The Learning Network, October 7

    Ricardo F. Jaramillo, a finalist of the 2019 Modern Love College Essay contest, illuminates his writing process.

  134. Esi Edugyan Revives Black Stories, to Move the Margin Into the Center Books, October 7

    The historical and biographical essays in “Out of the Sun” reveal the constraints of the white, Western narrative.

  135. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, October 7

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

  136. Read More About Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Books Books, October 7

    Gurnah, the author of 10 novels, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here are The Times’s reviews of his work.

  137. Abdulrazak Gurnah recibe el Premio Nobel de Literatura en Español, October 7

    El escritor tanzano, que se trasladó a Reino Unido como refugiado en los años 60, fue galardonado por su “discernimiento inflexible y compasivo de los efectos del colonialismo”.

  138. Abdulrazak Gurnah Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature Books, October 7

    The Tanzanian writer, the first Black winner since Toni Morrison, was honored for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism.”

  139. For Sutton Foster, Crochet Is a Survival Tactic Books, October 7

    In her new book, “Hooked,” the Broadway and “Younger” actor opens up about how she collaged and cross-stitched her way out of anxiety and loss.

  140. Bookworms, and Book Dogs and Book Cats and Book Rabbits Style, October 7

    A new bookstore in the East Village pays tribute to all our animal friends.

  141. What’s in Our Queue? Portraits and More Interactive, October 6

    I’m a deputy editor and art director on the Culture desk. Here are five things I've been watching and reading.

  142. ‘Black No More’ to Land Off Broadway This Winter Theater, October 6

    The musical will feature the theatrical debut of the Roots’ Black Thought, who will be writing the music and lyrics and be in a lead role.

  143. When Listening to a Book Is Better Than Reading It Opinion, October 6

    Audiobooks aren’t a cheap shortcut to reading. Sometimes they elevate a book beyond its text alone.

  144. It’s a ‘Full-Contact’ Haunted House. What Could Go Wrong? Books, October 6

    James Han Mattson’s “Reprieve” is a horror novel with questions of identity and power at its core.

  145. The Fight to Ban Books U.S., October 6

    Critical race theory battles hit libraries.

  146. Newly Published, From Famous Manuscripts to a Bookstore in Egypt Books, October 6

    A selection of books published this week.

  147. Help Us Recommend Children’s Books U.S., October 6

    The Education Briefing is compiling a list of great reads for kids.

  148. What to Read: 4 New Children’s Books Interactive, October 6

    Our children's books editor recommends new middle grade and picture books.

  149. Who Will Win the Nobel Prize in Literature? Interactive, October 6

    Here are six possible contenders.

  150. Clint and Ron Howard Remember When They Were Just ‘The Boys’ Books, October 6

    In a new memoir, the showbiz siblings recall their experiences growing up on “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Star Trek” and other Hollywood classics. But they weren’t all happy days.