“She Would Be King” reframes the country’s history in magical terms.
The playwright’s little-known artworks provide an intimate look at his preoccupation with eternal questions and his feeling of being an outsider.
The actor and author of the new book “Whiskey in a Teacup” wishes she had five days in a cabin just to read, with “no emails, no text messages and no obligations or deadlines.”
With the 2018 prize postponed by scandal, The Times’s staff book critics discuss the award’s history and influence — and whom they would give it to this year if they could.
The editor, Ian Buruma, left after a backlash regarding an essay by a Canadian radio personality who lost his job after sexual misconduct allegations.
In “Essayism,” Brian Dillon rhapsodizes over his favorite practitioners of the form, including Susan Sontag, Joan Didion and Montaigne.
Through the influential arts journal October and her own writings, Ms. Michelson helped turn cinema into an academic discipline.
When Mr. Shan first brought his storytelling to radio in 1980, an estimated 100 million people tuned in.
After writing a shelf of books mining forgotten incidents and obscure lives, the Harvard scholar and New Yorker writer offers history on a grand scale.