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Boris Kachka

December 19, 2011 |
28. Because St. Mark’s Bookshop Lives.

St. Mark’s Bookshop is hardly a typical bookstore.

December 12, 2011 |
The New Pamphleteers

E-books are more than a publishing platform—they’re a ­whole new literary form.

December 12, 2011 |
Newcomer: Jesmyn Ward

For the second year in a row, the National Book Award for fiction went to a near-complete unknown.

December 5, 2011 | Feature
Loose Lips

In his chatty new history of gossip, conservative intellectual Joseph Epstein just can’t help himself.

October 24, 2011 | Feature
“I Was No Longer Afraid to Die. I Was Now Afraid Not to Die.”

The secret subject of Joan Didion’s work has always been her troubled daughter. Her wrenching new memoir tells us why.

August 29, 2011 |
Big-League Payday

Debut novels are big business again. But what are publishers shelling out for?

June 27, 2011 | Feature
How Was Your Trip, Allen?

Acid commentaries from Timothy Leary’s just-revealed archive.

May 16, 2011 | Feature
No. 1 With an Umlaut

A guide to navigating this publishing phenomenon.

May 16, 2011 | Feature
A Lust for Blood

Such a nice place—why all the mayhem?

May 16, 2011 | Feature
One Long Winter

Landmark moments in Scandinavian crime fiction.

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