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Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France

46 min 55 sec ago
A first folio of Shakespeare’s plays — one of only 233 known examples — was discovered by chance in a public library near Calais, France.

ArtsBeat: A Letter From Camus to Sartre, Before They Were Enemies

1 hour 13 min ago
A letter from Albert Camus to Jean-Paul Sartre surfaces, one apparently written in 1951 before they clashed.

Brian Morton's 'Florence Gordon,' and More

1 hour 32 min ago
Among new novels are books by Frederick Barthelme, Brian Morton, Lindsay Hunter and Miriam Toews.

Children’s Books: 'The Flat Rabbit,' by Bardur Oskarsson

2 hours 56 min ago
In a new picture book, a dog and a rat must decide what to do when they find a dead rabbit in the road.

Leslie Feinberg, Writer and Transgender Activist, Dies at 65

November 25, 2014 - 4:18pm
Feinberg’s 1993 novel, “Stone Butch Blues,” is considered a landmark in the contemporary literature of gender complexity.

Books of The Times: ‘Selected Letters,’ Norman Mailer’s Correspondence

November 25, 2014 - 2:46pm
“Selected Letters of Norman Mailer” presents 714 of the more than 45,000 pieces of correspondence he wrote to his wives, children, friends, critics and a Who’s Who of world culture and letters.

Colombia to Receive Some García Márquez Effects

November 25, 2014 - 1:45pm
After selling Gabriel García Márquez’s archive to the University of Texas, his family is donating some of his personal artifacts to the National Library of Colombia.

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November 25, 2014 - 7:09am

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

November 25, 2014 - 7:00am
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?

November 25, 2014 - 7:00am
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.