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Leslie Feinberg, Writer and Transgender Activist, Dies at 65

4 hours 30 sec ago
Feinberg’s 1993 novel, “Stone Butch Blues,” is considered a landmark in the contemporary literature of gender complexity.






Ali Smith Talks About Her New Book, ‘How to Be Both’

5 hours 35 min ago
Ali Smith says her much-lauded new novel, “How to Be Both,” explores how every great narrative is always about what is on the surface and what is hidden underneath.

Bookends: What Makes the Russian Literature of the 19th Century So Distinctive?

5 hours 35 min ago
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the great Russian writers and their approach to the human heart and soul.






ArtsBeat: Neal Cassady’s Famous Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac to Be Auctioned

November 24, 2014 - 2:28pm
A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” has been found, and will be sold at auction in December.






Books of The Times: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Burning Room’ Revisits Harry Bosch

November 24, 2014 - 2:20pm
Michael Connelly continues his Harry Bosch series in “The Burning Room,” with a recent death that actually goes back a decade.






ArtsBeat: A 19th-Century-Style ‘Christmas Carol’ on the Upper East Side

November 24, 2014 - 8:52am
A new performance of the Dickens Christmas classic recreates a 19th-century-style salon performance.






‘Embattled Rebel,’ by James M. McPherson

November 24, 2014 - 7:36am
James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.






Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas

November 23, 2014 - 11:00pm
Gabriel García Márquez’s archive has been acquired by the University of Texas and includes manuscripts, correspondence, photos and personal artifacts related to his important books.






Authors Sign Up to Raise Barnes & Noble’s Black Friday Sales

November 23, 2014 - 6:59pm
The struggling chain recruited 100 prominent authors, including Donna Tartt, David Mitchell and Dan Brown, to each autograph about 5,000 copies of their latest books, which will be on sale at its stores nationwide.






William H. Scheide, 100, Philanthropist, Is Dead

November 23, 2014 - 4:43pm
Mr. Scheide devoted his life to philanthropic and artistic pursuits striking in their range and depth.

Books of The Times: ‘A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka,’ a Memoir

November 23, 2014 - 2:24pm
In “A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka,” Lev Golinkin recounts how his family fled Ukraine and started anew in the United States.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Deep Down Dark’

November 22, 2014 - 7:02pm
Héctor Tobar discusses “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.”






Raleigh Trevelyan, Chronicler of a Notable Family, Dies at 91

November 22, 2014 - 4:40pm
Mr. Trevelyan’s books included a biography of Walter Raleigh and a look at the experiences of his many relatives in British India.