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ArtsBeat: Have You Got Questions for Gillian Flynn or Cheryl Strayed?

October 29, 2014 - 3:48pm
Let us know what you would ask these best-selling authors.

ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit

October 29, 2014 - 3:17pm
New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.

Books of The Times: ‘Respect’ Tells Aretha Franklin’s Life Story

October 29, 2014 - 3:02pm
“Respect” is David Ritz’s latest biography, this one about the life of Aretha Franklin.

Newly Released: Books by David Nicholls and Edward St. Aubyn

October 29, 2014 - 2:29pm
Recent releases include fiction by David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn, Yannick Grannec and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

Emmanuel Carrère’s New Book Profiles Edward Limonov

October 29, 2014 - 8:32am
Emmanuel Carrère’s new book profiles Edward Limonov, the bad boy of Soviet dissident writers.

Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, Is Dead at 87

October 29, 2014 - 8:02am
Mr. Kinnell’s works could encompass celebrations of Manhattan street life and meditations on mortality. In 1983, he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award.

ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights

October 28, 2014 - 2:33pm
Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.

Books of The Times: ‘The Book of Strange New Things,’ by Michel Faber

October 28, 2014 - 1:48pm
In Michel Faber’s novel “The Book of Strange New Things,” a missionary dispatched to a faraway planet gets desperate missives from his wife.

Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?

October 28, 2014 - 7:00am
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.

A Conversation With: Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change

October 27, 2014 - 3:21pm
A historian of science imagines what future generations will make of our current handling of climate change.

Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

October 27, 2014 - 2:33pm
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”

Books of The Times: John Lahr’s ‘Tennessee Williams’ Fleshes Out the Playwright

October 27, 2014 - 2:14pm
“Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” is John Lahr’s thick volume on the playwright.

Books: Martha Weinman Lear Returns to Medical Memoir, With Less Fury, in ‘Echoes of Heartsounds’

October 27, 2014 - 1:07pm
Martha Weinman Lear returns to the territory she covered in “Heartsounds,” but this is not a sequel so much as a rueful epilogue, a brief account of her own recent skirmish with heart disease.