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Harry Styles of One Direction Stars in Anna Todd’s Novel

October 21, 2014 - 2:38pm
“After,” a wildly popular web novel based on Harry Styles of the boy band One Direction, is being published as a book.

Bookends: What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read?

October 21, 2014 - 12:13pm
Francine Prose and Ayana Mathis discuss their scariest reading experiences.

Leon Panetta’s ‘Worthy Fights’

October 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
Leslie H. Gelb reviews Leon Panetta’s memoir, which recounts a career in public service, including stints as White House chief of staff, director of the C.I.A. and defense secretary.

Books of The Times: 4 Decades of Inhaling Deeply: A History of ‘High Times’

October 21, 2014 - 7:36am
At a time when marijuana laws are loosening in the United States, High Times magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a hefty book.

Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

October 20, 2014 - 8:44pm
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”

Books of The Times: John Berryman Is Reconsidered in 4 New Books

October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Several new books include works of, and details about, the poet John Berryman, who would have been 100 this year.

Samuel Hynes Discusses His Book ‘The Unsubstantial Air’

October 20, 2014 - 2:41pm
Samuel Hynes’s new book, “The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War,” was inspired by his life of flying, most notably as an airman in World War II.

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October 20, 2014 - 2:40pm

Books of The Times: Andrew M. Cuomo Tells His Story in ‘All Things Possible’

October 20, 2014 - 12:59pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has written a memoir that also touches on the general state of American politics today.

Books: A Frightening Diagnosis Is Only Start of the Story in ‘Not Fade Away’ and ‘Now I See You’

October 20, 2014 - 11:03am
After learning they had progressive degenerative diseases, two authors reacted as almost any young person would, with denial.

Park Honan, a Biographer of Authors, Is Dead at 86

October 19, 2014 - 6:19pm
Mr. Honan’s groundbreaking books included biographies of Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Jane Austen and Shakespeare.

Books of The Times: Examining Michael Jackson Impersonators and ‘Dangerous’

October 19, 2014 - 3:44pm
“Michael Jackson’s Dangerous” looks at an album up close, while “The Michael Jacksons” examines Jackson impersonators.

A Word With: Richard Preston: Updating a Chronicle of Suffering: Author of ‘The Hot Zone’ Tracks Ebola’s Evolution

October 19, 2014 - 3:13pm
“The Hot Zone,” the nonfiction thriller about Ebola that Richard Preston wrote 20 years ago, is back on best-seller lists.

ArtsBeat: Toni Morrison Papers Will Go To Princeton

October 19, 2014 - 12:20pm
The Nobel Laureate taught at the university from 1989 to 2006.