NY Times Books

Books: Three Divergent Visions of Our Future Under Climate Change

6 hours 13 min ago
Three books — one optimistic, one cataclysmic and one polemic — discuss what climate change might bring.

Books of The Times: Bill Cosby, in Mark Whitaker’s New Biography

6 hours 28 min ago
Mark Whitaker’s biography, “Cosby: His Life and Times,” recounts the comedian’s path from poverty to a vastly influential force on national television and in other arenas.

Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

6 hours 41 min ago
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.

Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

9 hours 11 min ago
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.

ArtsBeat: Vintage to Release García Márquez E-Books

15 hours 17 min ago
Nine of Gabriel García Márquez’s works will be released in digital-format English versions in October.

Books of The Times: Marlon James’s ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’

September 21, 2014 - 2:51pm
Marlon James’s “A Brief History of Seven Killings” describes decades of Jamaican history through the perspectives of a host of narrators, many speaking in patois.

Peter Thiel and David Graeber Debate Technology’s Future

September 21, 2014 - 2:22pm
Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, debated barriers to technology with the anthropologist David Graeber at a forum in Manhattan.

ArtsBeat: Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards

September 21, 2014 - 12:47pm
Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.

Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes Among ‘Genius Grant’ Winners

September 19, 2014 - 7:17pm
Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor seeking to help American Indian women, among others.