NY Times Books

Lena Dunham’s Memoir-ish ‘Not That Kind of Girl’

3 hours 31 min ago
In her new book of personal essays, “Not That Kind of Girl,” Lena Dunham candidly describes the experience of making her way in the world.

Bookends: Should Writers Avoid Sentimentality?

12 hours 17 min ago
Roland Barthes said, “It is no longer the sexual which is indecent, it is the sentimental.” Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison debate whether sentimentality is still a cardinal sin for writers.

Books: Three Divergent Visions of Our Future Under Climate Change

September 22, 2014 - 1:04pm
Three books — one optimistic, one cataclysmic and one polemic — discuss what climate change might bring.

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September 22, 2014 - 12:54pm

Bill Cosby, in Mark Whitaker’s New Biography

September 22, 2014 - 12:50pm
Mark Whitaker’s biography, “Cosby: His Life and Times,” recounts the comedian’s path from poverty to a vastly influential force on national television and in other arenas.

Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

September 22, 2014 - 12:37pm
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.

Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

September 22, 2014 - 10:06am
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.

ArtsBeat: Vintage to Release García Márquez E-Books

September 22, 2014 - 4:00am
Nine of Gabriel García Márquez’s works will be released in digital-format English versions in October.

Books of The Times: Marlon James’s ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’

September 21, 2014 - 2:51pm
Marlon James’s “A Brief History of Seven Killings” describes decades of Jamaican history through the perspectives of a host of narrators, many speaking in patois.

Peter Thiel and David Graeber Debate Technology’s Future

September 21, 2014 - 2:22pm
Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, debated barriers to technology with the anthropologist David Graeber at a forum in Manhattan.

ArtsBeat: Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards

September 21, 2014 - 12:47pm
Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.