Deborah Harkness’s best-selling series — brimming with magic, time travel and witches — has spawned an avid fan base, an annual convention, and now, a splashy TV adaptation.
Oliver, the hugely popular poet, died Thursday. Readers turned to her work to find comfort. Here’s a selection of some of her best-known writing on loss and mourning.
With its plain language and minute attention to flora and fauna, her uplifting verse was widely popular and her readings drew throngs. But critics were divided.
The author of “Adèle” and “The Perfect Nanny” (one of the Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018) likes that her shelves are a mess: “It takes me a long time to find the book I need, and very often I find another one I had totally forgotten about.”
“Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom” is a brief allegorical tale of a train journey into hell.
The director said his new film, “Glass,” was the toughest he has ever made. Yet the man once called “the Next Spielberg” says he is back where he wants to be.
She explored the obstacles confronting women seeking their place in the world as well as her own privileged but unsettled life under the sway of daunting parents.
Her divorce from the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made this novelist, and her private life, a public fascination.
Harris discusses her new memoir, “The Truths We Hold,” which recounts her childhood, her tenure as California’s attorney general and the political landscape we inhabit now.