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Critic’s Notebook: ‘All God’s Dangers,’ a Forgotten Autobiography

April 22, 2014 - 6:29pm
“All God’s Dangers,” a sharecropper’s story that won a National Book Award in 1975, still rings true 40 years later.






Books of The Times: ‘A Bintel Brief’ Is Liana Finck’s Graphic Book of Letters

April 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
“A Bintel Brief” is Liana Finck’s graphic rendering of poignant letters written by Jewish immigrants a century ago to an advice columnist at The Jewish Daily Forward.

Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73

April 22, 2014 - 2:32pm
Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.






ArtsBeat: Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth

April 22, 2014 - 1:11pm
The project, aimed at providing online access to the nation’s cultural repositories, has tripled in size since opening in 2013.






Bookends: Is It O.K. to Mine Real Relationships for Literary Material?

April 22, 2014 - 9:01am
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss what they make of writers mining actual relationships for material.






Mexico Honors a Colombian Writer Whom Many Considered One of Their Own

April 21, 2014 - 7:22pm
For some writers and admirers, it seemed fitting that the first public memorial service for Gabriel García Márquez took place in Mexico City, where he had lived for many years.

Books of The Times: ‘Love, Nina,’ by Nina Stibbe

April 21, 2014 - 2:47pm
“Love, Nina” is a collection of letters by Nina Stibbe from when she worked for Mary-Kay Wilmers, longtime editor of The London Review of Books.






Books: ‘Our Mathematical Universe’: A Case for Alternate Realities

April 21, 2014 - 2:25pm
In his new book, Max Tegmark compellingly argues that everything that can happen does happen — in at least one of an infinite number of universes.






ArtsBeat: Claudia Rankine Wins $50,000 Poetry Prize

April 21, 2014 - 2:21pm
Ms. Rankine is the eighth winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded by Poets & Writers.






Essay: Gabriel García Márquez’s Work Was Rooted in the Real

April 21, 2014 - 11:37am
Gabriel García Márquez’s fantastical stories gained dramatic and emotional force from their deep roots in reality.






ArtsBeat: Elizabeth Spencer Wins Rea Award

April 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Ms. Spencer, 92, won the award for short fiction for work that is “alert to the otherwise unobserved vital nuances of our most secret selves.”






Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Novelist, Dies at 76

April 20, 2014 - 7:51pm
Ms. Garimara’s 1996 novel, “Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence,” helped awaken Australians to the plight of the Aborigines and was made into a film.






Books of The Times: ‘Poilu,’ a French Memoir About Serving on the Western Front

April 20, 2014 - 2:11pm
In the newly translated memoir “Poilu,” a Frenchman offers acidic observations on trench warfare while serving on the Western Front.






Exclusive: Elizabeth Gilbert’s New Chapter Begins

April 20, 2014 - 12:20am
An eclectic Italianate Victorian in Frenchtown, N.J., owned by the author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”