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Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73

April 24, 2014 - 3:18pm
Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.

Books of The Times: Nikil Saval’s ‘Cubed’ Tells the History of the Modern Workplace

April 24, 2014 - 12:44pm
Nikil Saval’s new book, “Cubed,” explains the history of the modern office, and what it means that about 60 percent of us wound up in cubicles.

Alistair MacLeod, a Novelist in No Hurry, Dies at 77

April 24, 2014 - 11:19am
Mr. MacLeod, a Canadian author, won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2001 for his novel “No Great Mischief.”

Matthew Weiner: By the Book

April 24, 2014 - 9:12am
The creator of “Mad Men” cites the impact of John Cheever’s fiction on the show: “Cheever has a voice filled with irony and comedy and pain that, on some level, I’m always seeking to emulate.”

ArtsBeat: A Sad and Remarkable Life: Breanne Fahs Talks About ‘Valerie Solanas’

April 24, 2014 - 7:33am
Ms. Fahs discusses the life and work of the radical thinker who shot Andy Warhol.

James Baldwin, Born 90 Years Ago, Is Fading in Classrooms

April 24, 2014 - 4:30am
James Baldwin, the Harlem-born author of the classic “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” was born 90 years ago this year, and educators are trying to inspire renewed interest in his work.

Currents: Books: Essentially Japanese

April 23, 2014 - 4:57pm
“Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design,” written by Kenya Hara, presents classic objects created over the past six centuries.

‘Fallout,’ by Sadie Jones, and More

April 23, 2014 - 3:15pm
Anger, anguish, infidelity and the limits of wealth are among the themes explored in six new novels this month.

Books of The Times: ‘Rebel Music,’ by Hisham D. Aidi

April 23, 2014 - 2:51pm
“Rebel Music” by Hisham D. Aidi, describes the eagerness of young Muslims in every culture to find musical expression that feels like a safe haven in a combative world.

Richard H. Hoggart, 95, ‘Chatterley’ Defender, Dies

April 23, 2014 - 1:45pm
In a landmark obscenity case, Professor Hoggart stepped up to defend an explicit novel that was censored in Britain for more than three decades.

ArtsBeat: Dodge Poetry Festival Set to Return to Newark

April 23, 2014 - 10:17am
The festival will include former poets laureate and a tribute to Amiri Baraka.

ArtsBeat: A New Class of American Academy Fellows

April 23, 2014 - 9:34am
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected 204 new members, including Al Pacino and Jules Feiffer.

ArtsBeat: Poetry Profiles: Louisiana State University Press

April 23, 2014 - 8:05am
An interview with MaryKatherine Callaway, the director of LSU Press.

Children’s Books: ‘The Day I Lost My Superpowers’ and ‘Flight School’

April 23, 2014 - 7:15am
Two new books remind us that children’s outsize desires are often best fulfilled imaginatively.

Critic’s Notebook: ‘All God’s Dangers,’ a Forgotten Autobiography

April 22, 2014 - 6:29pm
“All God’s Dangers,” a sharecropper’s story that won a National Book Award in 1975, still rings true 40 years later.

Books of The Times: ‘A Bintel Brief’ Is Liana Finck’s Graphic Book of Letters

April 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
“A Bintel Brief” is Liana Finck’s graphic rendering of poignant letters written by Jewish immigrants a century ago to an advice columnist at The Jewish Daily Forward.

ArtsBeat: Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth

April 22, 2014 - 1:11pm
The project, aimed at providing online access to the nation’s cultural repositories, has tripled in size since opening in 2013.

Bookends: Is It O.K. to Mine Real Relationships for Literary Material?

April 22, 2014 - 9:01am
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss what they make of writers mining actual relationships for material.

Mexico Honors a Colombian Writer Whom Many Considered One of Their Own

April 21, 2014 - 7:22pm
For some writers and admirers, it seemed fitting that the first public memorial service for Gabriel García Márquez took place in Mexico City, where he had lived for many years.