NY Times Books

‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch

July 30, 2015 - 2:00am
A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.

New Books From Louisa Hall, Christian Kracht, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Others

July 29, 2015 - 1:22pm
Other offerings include a reissue of Linda Rosenkrantz’s “Talk” from 1968 and Ted Kosmatka’s third novel, which is kick-started by quantum physics.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘The Speechwriter,’ Barton Swaim Shares Tales of Working for Mark Sanford

July 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
Mr. Swaim recalls a thankless job, a tough boss and a dysfunctional office during a period of scandal in South Carolina.

ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees

July 29, 2015 - 12:50pm
There were five American writers among the 13 nominees for the literary award.

Ann Rule, 83, Dies: Wrote About Ted Bundy (a Friend) and Other Killers

July 29, 2015 - 8:46am
Ms. Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” the 1980 study of the serial killer Ted Bundy, became an instant top seller.

Room for Debate: Beyond Green Eggs and Ham

July 29, 2015 - 8:09am
Dr. Seuss still gets a lot of attention but what other young children's books and authors deserve attention?

‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann

July 29, 2015 - 2:00am
William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.

Jason Segel Makes a Career U-Turn as David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’

July 28, 2015 - 8:02pm
Early on, the actor was widely derided for taking the role of the author of “Infinite Jest.” Then the film appeared, and the tide turned.