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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Focuses on Another Apple Era

March 25, 2015 - 3:06pm
“Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, focuses on the period between Mr. Jobs’s first and second stints as Apple’s leader.






Matthew Crawford and How to Survive Brain-Eating Distractions

March 25, 2015 - 3:00pm
This philosopher-mechanic’s newest book, “The World Beyond Your Head,” takes on the idea of the mind extended and fragmented by technology.






Reviews: New Books From Thomas McGuane, Hanif Kureishi and More

March 25, 2015 - 12:29pm
Authors explore a family in Staten Island after Sept. 11, adolescence in New Mexico and the rural life in Montana.






Bits Blog: A Conversation With the Authors of ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

March 25, 2015 - 10:20am
Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, who wrote “Becoming Steve Jobs,” discuss the evolution of Steve Jobs and how they won Apple’s cooperation for the unauthorized biography of its former chief executive.






T Magazine: The Writer’s Room

March 25, 2015 - 8:33am
Surrounded by photographs, family mementos and the clamor of everyday life, seven authors offer a glimpse into the spaces where they create.

HarperCollins Releases Cover for New Harper Lee Novel

March 25, 2015 - 7:02am
The cover of “Go Set a Watchman,” featuring a dark tree and a train, was designed by Jarrod Taylor.






YouTube’s ‘Sunshine Girl’ Comes to Print

March 24, 2015 - 2:28pm
Paige McKenzie, known for her mockumentary web series “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl,” is trying to extend her brand with a series of young adult novels.






By the Book: T. C. Boyle: By the Book

March 24, 2015 - 9:50am
The author, most recently, of “The Harder They Come” is mad about nature writing: “I want to get inside the head of every creature in the world, even ants.”






‘Night at the Fiestas,’ by Kirstin Valdez Quade

March 24, 2015 - 9:16am
Wayward souls in New Mexico seek out personal deliverance in this debut story collection.






Joseph Kanon’s ‘Leaving Berlin’

March 24, 2015 - 9:11am
In Joseph Kanon’s thriller, a German-born American writer becomes a spy in Cold War East Berlin.






‘Hausfrau,’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum

March 24, 2015 - 9:02am
The troubled heroine of this debut novel strays from her stable Zurich fold.






ArtsBeat: ‘Family Life,’ by Akhil Sharma, Wins Folio Prize

March 24, 2015 - 6:31am
A panel of five writers chose Mr. Sharma, who will receive an award of almost $60,000. “The fact that I got this prize doesn’t mean that I wrote the best book,” he said, “it just means that I got this prize.”






Bookends: What’s More Important to You: the Initial Rush of Prose or the Self-Editing and Revision That Come After It?

March 24, 2015 - 6:30am
Thomas Mallon and Cheryl Strayed discuss the stages of their creative process.

Galaxies Inside His Head

March 24, 2015 - 4:00am
Terrance Hayes uses poetry to show that there is more to him, and to anyone, than what you expect.

Books: Searching for a Magical Creature, Finding a Need for Wild Places

March 23, 2015 - 10:31pm
William deBuys’ lyrical work “The Last Unicorn,” about the saola in Southeast Asia, reminds readers that what drives conservationists most is beauty.






In Putin’s Nationalist Russia, a Tolstoy as Cultural Diplomat

March 23, 2015 - 7:28pm
Vladimir Tolstoy, a great-great-grandson of the novelist, seeks to bridge the divide between ardent nationalists and liberal intellectuals in serving as a cultural adviser to the president.






Books of The Times: Review: Revisiting Saul Bellow’s Words, on Society, Chicago and Other Writers

March 23, 2015 - 6:10pm
Political correctness was a challenge to this author, but Twitter would have been much worse.

Books of The Times: Review: In T. Coraghessan Boyle’s ‘The Harder They Come,’ Rugged Individualism Run Amok

March 23, 2015 - 12:18pm
This T. Coraghessan Boyle novel has a take on the dark side of the American dream that opens out from the miseries of a father and his troubled son into a meditation on the frontier ethos.