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Joana Avillez illustrates an homage to the late, great children's book editor Ursula Nordstrom and her bounty of personal correspondences.
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“I Am Neil Armstrong,” a biography of the astronaut by , is new this week on our children's picture book best-seller list
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From the archives, 9/21/1857: The paper is *not* a fan of obscene books
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John Williams Sep 20
I asked & questions about the Nobel Prize, including who they would have given it to this year.
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Pamela Paul 21h
For those of you who say that book critics don't have strong opinions anymore. Or fear disagreement. Our excellent critics go at it over this year's non-Nobels:
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Rumaan Alam Sep 20
arguing in my head
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"Can we take this in a more gossipy direction? Who shouldn’t have won?" The New York Times's book critics talk about Nobel history: surprises, snubs and who they'd give it to this year if they could.
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One author agrees to impersonate another, only to run headlong into himself
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"If you named me King of the Academy, I suspect I would select Louise Glück or Margaret Atwood or Cormac McCarthy," says . Who would win your Nobel Prize?
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Tina Jordan 24h
Every romance novel has a happy ending. That’s a defining characteristic of the genre. But if authors make main characters too perfect, then obstacles to their happy ending seem far-fetched. If they're too flawed, maybe they don’t deserve a happy ending
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You could say that the greatest danger of accepting such a commission is the hubris of the later writer pointlessly emulating the great one before him, and it would be true
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What's the main ingredient in a really good romance novel? A protagonist with some *very* serious emotional baggage.
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Daniel Mason, a 42-year-old practicing psychiatrist, spent 14 years writing his latest novel, his first about a doctor — and the costly mistakes he makes.
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Read, and be terrified by these 3 books on shark attacks
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Pamela Paul Sep 20
WASHINGTON BLACK, just selected for the Man Booker shortlist, is reviewed on the cover of the NYTBR this week. (Because we know a good book when we read one.) congrats to Edith Edugyan, who will also be a guest on tomorrow’s Book Review Podcast!
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"John Steinbeck seems like an error. Ditto Pearl S. Buck, who wrote one or two good books but about 70 bad ones." The New York Times's book critics talk about Nobel history: surprises, snubs and who they'd give it to this year if they could.
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New York Times Books 19h
In my lofty room overlooking the vineyards, I lay in bed dressed in a set of Graham Greene's brightly striped pajamas, given to me by the family
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"I read fiction to calm down my brain and to expand my sense of what’s possible." tells us what's on her nightstand.
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Alexandra Alter 21h
The Nobel Prize in Literature Takes This Year Off. Our Critics Don’t. & are brilliant and entertaining as usual
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"I associate Dylan’s win with the other upset of 2016." talks with and about the history of the Nobel and who would get it this year if they were in charge.
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