His first film, “Rashomon,” became a touchstone of world cinema. He went on to collaborate on celebrated pictures like “Ikiru” and “Seven Samurai.”
Category Archives: Writing and Writers
Mr. Coates was hired at The Atlantic in 2008. He became famous for his sweeping essays about systemic racism in the United States.
The novelist Karin Slaughter, whose thriller “Pieces of Her” will be published in August, says school contests made her an insatiable reader: “I’m incredibly competitive, so perhaps my early reading passion came from wanting to humiliate my closest reading rivals by volume.”
In this special bonus episode of the Book Review’s podcast, Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Meg Gardiner, Lisa Gardner and Lisa Scottoline discuss the tricks of their best-selling trade.
The New Academy Prize was set up after this year’s Nobel Prize was canceled. Swedish librarians chose the nominees, and the public votes for finalists.
The Times’s former chief book critic Michiko Kakutani, author of “The Death of Truth,” doesn’t think in terms of genre: “J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are no more Y.A. reading, to me, than John le Carré’s Smiley novels are spy stories.”
In “The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography,” the prolific British author Deborah Levy reflects on the sacrifices and satisfactions of her career.
In “Sick,” Porochista Khakpour writes about the ongoing physical, emotional and financial challenges she has faced with late-stage Lyme disease.
Some publishers are starting to acquire books written by black, Asian and other minority writers that feature more character diversity, but barriers remain.
A war reporter in Indochina, a travel writer in West Africa, a magazine editor, a novelist and said to be the inspiration for a “Tintin” character.