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Margaret Bloy Graham, ‘Harry the Dirty Dog’ Illustrator, Dies at 94

2 hours 19 min ago
Ms. Graham was best known for the cautionary ablutionary tale from 1956 that remains a staple of childhood.






New Books by Yasmina Reza, Michael Crummey and Megan Mayhew Bergman

5 hours 14 min ago
Boualem Sansal, Magda Szabo, S. M. Hulse, Yasmina Reza, Michael Crummey and Megan Mayhew Bergman publish new books.






‘American Sniper’ Script Looks for the Human Behind the Hero

5 hours 48 min ago
Jason Hall, the screenwriter of “American Sniper,” created a more complex character than the one in the book of the same name.






Books of The Times: Nick Hornby’s ‘Funny Girl,’ About a 1960s BBC Sitcom Star

6 hours 28 min ago
Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl” traces a pivotal time in British comedy through the lens of a beauty queen who abandons her title to make her name on TV in the 1960s.






ArtsBeat: Snowed In? Here’s What to Watch, Read or Listen To

9 hours 30 min ago
Streaming TV, movies, music and books to help you through a winter storm.






Board Books Roundup

10 hours 9 min ago
New picture books include “Sally in the Snow” and “Fox on the Loose!”






By the Book: Kelly Link: By the Book

13 hours 29 min ago
The author, most recently, of “Get in Trouble” asks: “Why is the prospect of hosting a dinner party for much-admired living writers so much more terrifying than the idea of hosting the dead?”






Yasmina Reza’s ‘Happy Are the Happy’

15 hours 29 min ago
Yasmina Reza’s novel tells interlinked stories of yearning.






‘Gateway to Freedom,’ by Eric Foner

15 hours 29 min ago
Eric Foner explores the network of blacks and whites who helped slaves escape to freedom.






Books of The Times: ‘S O S: Poems 1961-2013,’ Works by Amiri Baraka

January 27, 2015 - 12:29pm
In “S O S: Poems 1961-2013,” a collection of Amiri Baraka’s works, a historical sensibility and historical dread can bump elbows with anarchic comedy.






Bookends: Is Being a Writer a Job or a Calling?

January 27, 2015 - 7:00am
Benjamin Moser and Dana Stevens discuss whether being a writer is just a job or a loftier ambition.






Books of The Times: ‘Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!’ by Nicholas Carlson

January 26, 2015 - 1:19pm
Nicholas Carlson’s “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!” is a breezy retelling of the company’s hiring of Ms. Mayer as part of its efforts to recapture its former glory.

ArtsBeat: Strong Sales for ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

January 26, 2015 - 1:19pm
John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role he created in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” sparking strong sales. “Honeymoon in Vegas” saw modest sales after strong reviews.






Bill Clegg’s Debut Novel Is ‘Did You Ever Have a Family’

January 26, 2015 - 11:27am
Bill Clegg, the literary agent, faced a different pressure when seeking a publisher for his debut work of fiction.