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The Confidence Artist
Jhumpa Lahiri isn’t afraid to provoke tears, or calls of déjà vu.
The Rise of the Cliffs Notes Musical
After a season of shows based on the back catalogues of Elvis and John Lennon, this year’s musical-makers are borrowing from the greatest stories ever told.
After ‘De La Guarda,’ le Déluge
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In the Most Competitive Oscar Season Ever, Bloggers Are Keeping Score
They’re a motley and contentious lot, comprising shameless advocates, stats-obsessed would-be Nate Silvers, and seasoned journalists.
Pigging Out With Writers Gary Shteyngart and Chang-rae Lee
Eating, drinking, and talking shop with the longtime friends, each with a new book out today.
28. Because a Wildly Ambitious 900-Page New York Novel Can Still Be a Really Big Deal—a $2 Million Deal
The Cool in Her: The Flamethrowers Author Rachel Kushner Willfully Stands Apart
Speaking with the novelist behind this year's number one book.
The Cool in Her
As a novelist who’s made it to the innermost sanctum of the literary world, Rachel Kushner willfully stands apart.
Wizard in Residence: Ian McKellen Does Double Duty on Broadway
With fellow knight Patrick Stewart in Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s psychic slugfest, No Man’s Land.
Did the National Book Awards’ Bet on the Bigtime Pay Off Last Night?
What's on the line isn't the $10,000 prize.
All Conspiracy Theories Are Connected
The Nazis Came From Middle Earth (and Possibly Still Live There)
The Vril Society / Middle Earth, Nazi Germany, and Suburban New Jersey / 1871-present
Here’s Everything We Know About Garth Risk Hallberg’s 900-page, $2 Million Debut Novel
City of Fire is a big book in every way.
Everything Jonathan Franzen Currently Hates
The complete list of digruntlement, as plucked from his footnotes in The Kraus Project.
‘Stating a Fact Is Not Abuse’: Richard Dawkins on His Memoir, Pedophilia, and Twitter
The world's most prominent atheist says he can be as emotional as anyone.
On the Thomas Pynchon Trail: From the Long Island of His Boyhood to the ‘Yupper West Side’ of His New Novel
By way of Mexico, Manhattan Beach, the California woods, and a bunch of the biggest and weirdest books ever written.
Tears for Goliath
The book world gets misty-eyed for Barnes & Noble.
Book Expo America Report: TED Comes to Town
Boris Kachka learns about "artisanal publishing" and more at the publishing industry's annual convention.
Long Story Short
How a perky British nanny became a Broadway superstar.