NY Times Books

Review: ‘The Sellout,’ Paul Beatty’s Biting Satire on Race in America

February 26, 2015 - 10:47am
Mr. Beatty’s novel is told from the view of a young isolated black man born on outskirts of Los Angeles who lands before the Supreme Court in a race trial appeal.






ArtsBeat: Jill Abramson, Former Top Times Editor, Signs Book Deal

February 26, 2015 - 10:22am
The book will explore the challenges that traditional media organizations face in the digital age.

ArtsBeat: Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York

February 26, 2015 - 9:32am
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.






By the Book: Kim Gordon: By the Book

February 26, 2015 - 7:00am
The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”






A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback

February 26, 2015 - 2:15am
The exhibition, “Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze,” includes nearly 150 Aldines, or books from the press that Aldus founded in Venice in 1494.






Kelly Link’s ‘Get in Trouble’ and Five Other Works

February 25, 2015 - 2:33pm
Ms. Link, John Boyne, Seth Greenland, Alejandro Zambra, Elisa Albert and Matt Sumell have published new books.






Review: In Mo Yan’s ‘Frog,’ a Chinese Abortionist Embodies State Power

February 25, 2015 - 2:09pm
The Nobel literary laureate’s latest novel focuses on the narrator’s aunt, an obstetrician who switches to an abortionist enforcing China’s one-child policy.






Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

February 25, 2015 - 7:23am
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.






Children’s Books: ‘Winnie’ by Sally M. Walker

February 25, 2015 - 7:00am
A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.






Karl Ove Knausgaard Travels Through North America

February 25, 2015 - 3:58am
The Norwegian author of the six-part autobiographical novel “My Struggle” follows the trail of the first Europeans to set foot in North America. First of two parts.

Robert O. Marshall Dies at 75; Convicted in ‘Blind Faith’ Murder-for-Hire Case

February 24, 2015 - 5:28pm
Mr. Marshall was serving a life sentence in the 1984 contract murder of his wife, a case that became the subject of Joe McGinniss’s book “Blind Faith.”