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Thomas Berger, ‘Little Big Man’ Author, Is Dead at 89

4 hours 13 min ago
Mr. Berger was known as the author of “Little Big Man” and books that explored the American West, but his body of work was broader than that.






ArtsBeat: Look, Up in the Sky! (For Price of Superman Debut Comic to Be Auctioned on eBay)

5 hours 7 min ago
Action Comics No. 1, featuring the debut of Superman, will be auctioned on eBay next month.






Board Books Roundup II — Family and Other Animals

6 hours 10 min ago
New board books include Karen Blair’s “Baby Animal Farm” and Yusuke Yonezu’s “Rainbow Chameleon.”






Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist Announced

8 hours 43 min ago
Four Americans — Karen Joy Fowler, Joshua Ferris, Siri Hustvedt and Richard Powers — were among the writers who made the 13-strong list.






James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95

July 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular.






ArtsBeat: Giving Another Debut Author the Colbert Bump

July 22, 2014 - 9:59am
Stephen Colbert, whose endorsement of the Hachette author Edan Lepucki, helped sales of her book “California,” has now singled out “Sweetness #9,” by Stephan Eirik Clark.






Books of The Times: Catherine Lacey’s Melancholy ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’

July 22, 2014 - 8:57am
In Catherine Lacey’s novel “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” a woman abruptly flees her life in New York and flies to New Zealand, where she has one surreal encounter after another.






Bookends: When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon?

July 22, 2014 - 7:00am
Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss whether there is an appropriate amount of time to wait before turning national tragedy or trauma into art.






Curt Gentry, 83, Co-Author of ‘Helter Skelter,’ Dies

July 21, 2014 - 6:34pm
Mr. Gentry’s books ranged from the Manson murders to J. Edgar Hoover to the madams of San Francisco.






Books of The Times: ‘Do Not Sell at Any Price’ and ‘Dust & Grooves’

July 21, 2014 - 2:33pm
“Do Not Sell at Any Price,” by Amanda Petrusich, and “Dust & Grooves,” by Eilon Paz, look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records.






Books: 'Proof' Drinks in the Science of Alcohol

July 21, 2014 - 2:15pm
A study of alcohol — its manufacture and consumption — highlights its reliance on good chemistry and the magical process of fermentation that turns sugars into intoxicating drinks.






Room for Debate: Does Poetry Matter?

July 21, 2014 - 9:21am
Sunday's New York Times Book Review featured several new collections of poems. But does poetry matter? Is it relevant?






ArtsBeat: The Baffler Puts Its Archive Online

July 20, 2014 - 9:01pm
The acerbic left-wing magazine has made all of its 25 back issues available online for the first time.






Books of The Times: ‘Lucky Us’ by Amy Bloom, a Tale of the 1940s

July 20, 2014 - 2:50pm
In “Lucky Us,” the novelist Amy Bloom describes the improvised passage through the 1940s by two half sisters, their father and loves.