- September 18, 2006
- Curious Figure: Mark Haddon
His new follow-up, A Spot of Bother, follows a surprisingly ordinary father, George, sent into a panic by a patch of eczema he’s convinced is terminal cancer.
- August 28, 2006
- Off the Shelf: Jennifer Egan
The author of the new novel The Keep on five books in her library that have influenced her—and why Henry James is so hard to read in New York.
- August 14, 2006
- Sticking Her Neck Out
Nora Ephron on midlife, postfeminism, and the work she’s had done.
- July 24, 2006
- Perusing the Bookshelf of the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!
Our books buzz and backlash report.
- July 17, 2006
- Read and Approved: Eclectic Beach Fare
Still looking for a summer book that isn’t 100 percent trashy? Perhaps even one that’s 100 percent non-trashy (say, on Spinoza)? Here are five new(ish) titles that we’re particularly enthused about.
- June 12, 2006
- Six Degrees of Paula Fox
Advance praise finds its way to book jackets in many ways—some meticulously planned, some random—but mostly, as an executive at HarperCollins admits, “it’s logrolling, pure and simple.”
- June 5, 2006
- In the People’s Court: David Feige
After law school, David Feige turned down Dewey Ballantine for a $29,500 public-defender job representing indigent clients who faced everything from trespassing misdemeanors to murder charges. Now he’s written Indefensible, a book that makes the Bronx Criminal Court look like Kafka’s Castle.
- May 29, 2006
- War Novelist: Scott Anderson
Q&A with the sometime war correspondent and new fiction writer.
- May 29, 2006
- Influences: Roger Angell
Roger Angell’s new book, Let Me Finish, is a memoir by way of essays. In it he vividly, heartbreakingly traces 86 years as a New Yorker and nearly as many working at The New Yorker.
- May 22, 2006
- By Our Contributors
How are you supposed to cultivate sources like Alec without doing something slightly unethical?” Kate Simon asks herself in Deborah Schoeneman’s first novel, 4% Famous.