NY Times Books

The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More

April 18, 2014 - 8:17am
New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.

Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal

April 18, 2014 - 8:16am
“Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.

Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89

April 17, 2014 - 9:19pm
Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.

An Appraisal: The Work of Gabriel García Márquez

April 17, 2014 - 6:44pm
Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction.

Books of The Times: ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

April 17, 2014 - 6:38pm
“The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.

Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87

April 17, 2014 - 2:16pm
Mr. García Márquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.

Books of The Times: David Grimm’s ‘Citizen Canine’ Looks at an Evolving Status

April 17, 2014 - 1:47pm
In David Grimm’s “Citizen Canine,” a range of animal-rights advocates note the changing, and heightened, status of pets in contemporary culture.

ArtsBeat: Colm Toibin Named Chairman of PEN World Voices Festival

April 17, 2014 - 12:40pm
Mr. Toibin will take over the duties from Salman Rushdie beginning in 2015.

ArtsBeat: Cast of ‘Fun Home’ Heading to South Carolina Amid Dispute Over Book

April 17, 2014 - 11:04am
The College of Charleston has been threatened with a budget cut after providing all incoming students for 2013-14 with a copy of Alison Bechdel’s memoir, “Fun Home.”

Books: Portraits on the Page of Paris, London and Venice

April 17, 2014 - 10:20am
If you’re the type of traveler who likes to go beyond guides to develop a sense of place, one of these recently published or about-to-be-published books could be for you.

Robin Roberts: By the Book

April 17, 2014 - 7:30am
The “Good Morning America” anchor and author of “Everybody’s Got Something” calls Maya Angelou her literary hero: As a teenager in Mississippi, “I identified with her quest for independence.”

F. Reid Buckley, Novelist and Columnist, Dies at 83

April 16, 2014 - 8:24pm
Mr. Buckley, brother to former Senator James L. Buckley and the conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr., preferred the South to New York’s literary scene.

Advertising: Children’s Book to Soothe Parents of the College-Bound

April 16, 2014 - 6:14pm
The investment company T. Rowe Price has published a rhyming picture book to help worried parents plan for the cost of sending their children to college.

Currents: Books: When Our Maids Lived In

April 16, 2014 - 3:53pm
“Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments” will have Manhattanites longing for the prewar era.

Brandon Sanderson Tops Best Sellers With ‘Words of Radiance’

April 16, 2014 - 2:20pm
Brandon Sanderson, who once completed 12 novels with nothing to show for it but publisher rejections, has hit No. 1 with “Words of Radiance.”

ArtsBeat: Leaping Off the Screen: Nelson George Talks About ‘Soul Train’

April 16, 2014 - 2:04pm
Mr. George’s new book, “The Hippest Trip in America,” is a history of the landmark TV dance show.

Andrés Neuman’s New Novel Is ‘Talking to Ourselves’

April 16, 2014 - 1:50pm
The Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman, a protégé of Roberto Bolaño, now has his second novel to appear in English: “Talking to Ourselves,” a contemporary family drama and unflinching story of grief.

ArtsBeat: E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award

April 16, 2014 - 10:15am
Mr. Doctorow will be honored at the Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 30.

Children’s Books: ‘At the Same Moment Around the World’ and ‘It’s About Time’

April 16, 2014 - 9:31am
Two new picture books present facts about time in thoughtful and sometimes poetic ways.