NY Times Books

Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’ Makes European Publishers Squirm

9 hours 1 min ago
The novel, set in a concentration camp, has touched off concerns about sensitivity in Europe, where Mr. Amis’s French and German publishers have rejected it.






Books of The Times: ‘How to Build a Girl,’ by Caitlin Moran

13 hours 13 min ago
“How to Build a Girl,” Caitlin Moran’s first novel, tells a comic coming-of-age tale in the 1990s about a teenager from the British hinterlands who reinvents herself as a rock critic.






Bookends: When Discussing Books, What Does ‘Taste’ Have to Do With It?

15 hours 26 min ago
James Parker and Adam Kirsch debate whether it really all comes down to taste.






In Latest Volley Against Amazon, Hachette’s Writers Target Its Board

September 15, 2014 - 6:56pm
Authors United, a group of Hachette writers and allies, is appealing to Amazon’s board to consider their reputation in the battle over e-book pricing.






Books: Art Entangled in Nature

September 15, 2014 - 4:20pm
The portraits of nature gathered here cover centuries, fixing on that space where the naturalist’s eye and the artist’s intersect.






Joshua Ferris’s ‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’

September 15, 2014 - 2:06pm
Joshua Ferris’s “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is about an atheistic but Philo-Semitic dentist who has no luck with women.






Decoding a Menu at Root & Bone

September 15, 2014 - 12:42pm
A new book from a Stanford University linguistics professor looks at how we describe what we eat.

ArtsBeat: Philadelphia Museum Losing Its Maurice Sendak Collection

September 15, 2014 - 10:06am
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.






ArtsBeat: In the Running for a Young People’s Literature Prize

September 15, 2014 - 5:00am
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.






Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly

September 14, 2014 - 8:51pm
Digital publishers have gotten better at creating e-books that preserve a poet’s meticulous formatting, but some writers are still leery of surrendering their work to the digital realm.






Books of The Times: In Ian McEwan’s ‘The Children Act,’ Medicine Meets Religion

September 14, 2014 - 2:10pm
In Ian McEwan’s latest novel, “The Children Act,” a British judge is drawn into medical choices facing a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses.