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Allan Kornblum, Independent Publisher, Dies at 65

November 26, 2014 - 6:44pm
Mr. Kornblum started Coffee House Press, an independent publisher known for finding and nurturing new authors.

Books: A Tribute to the New York Botanical Garden's Library

November 26, 2014 - 4:02pm
“Flora Illustrata” is a bibliophile’s guide to plants and a visual delight.

Books of The Times: ‘Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart,’ by Christopher Fowler

November 26, 2014 - 1:25pm
“Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart” is the latest case for Christopher Fowler’s detective from the Peculiar Crimes Unit.

Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France

November 26, 2014 - 12:42pm
A first folio of Shakespeare’s plays — one of only 233 known examples — was discovered by chance in a public library near Calais, France.

ArtsBeat: A Letter From Camus to Sartre, Before They Were Enemies

November 26, 2014 - 10:56am
A letter from Albert Camus to Jean-Paul Sartre surfaces, one apparently written in 1951 before they clashed.

Brian Morton's 'Florence Gordon,' and More

November 26, 2014 - 10:37am
Among new novels are books by Frederick Barthelme, Brian Morton, Lindsay Hunter and Miriam Toews.

Children’s Books: 'The Flat Rabbit,' by Bardur Oskarsson

November 26, 2014 - 9:13am
In a new picture book, a dog and a rat must decide what to do when they find a dead rabbit in the road.

Leslie Feinberg, Writer and Transgender Activist, Dies at 65

November 25, 2014 - 4:18pm
Feinberg’s 1993 novel, “Stone Butch Blues,” is considered a landmark in the contemporary literature of gender complexity.

Books of The Times: ‘Selected Letters,’ Norman Mailer’s Correspondence

November 25, 2014 - 2:46pm
“Selected Letters of Norman Mailer” presents 714 of the more than 45,000 pieces of correspondence he wrote to his wives, children, friends, critics and a Who’s Who of world culture and letters.

Colombia to Receive Some García Márquez Effects

November 25, 2014 - 1:45pm
After selling Gabriel García Márquez’s archive to the University of Texas, his family is donating some of his personal artifacts to the National Library of Colombia.

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November 25, 2014 - 7:09am

Ali Smith Talks About Her New Book, ‘How to Be Both’

November 25, 2014 - 7:00am
Ali Smith says her much-lauded new novel, “How to Be Both,” explores how every great narrative is always about what is on the surface and what is hidden underneath.

Bookends: What Makes the Russian Literature of the 19th Century So Distinctive?

November 25, 2014 - 7:00am
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the great Russian writers and their approach to the human heart and soul.

ArtsBeat: Neal Cassady’s Famous Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac to Be Auctioned

November 24, 2014 - 2:28pm
A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” has been found, and will be sold at auction in December.

Books of The Times: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Burning Room’ Revisits Harry Bosch

November 24, 2014 - 2:20pm
Michael Connelly continues his Harry Bosch series in “The Burning Room,” with a recent death that actually goes back a decade.

ArtsBeat: A 19th-Century-Style ‘Christmas Carol’ on the Upper East Side

November 24, 2014 - 8:52am
A new performance of the Dickens Christmas classic recreates a 19th-century-style salon performance.

‘Embattled Rebel,’ by James M. McPherson

November 24, 2014 - 7:36am
James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.

Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas

November 23, 2014 - 11:00pm
Gabriel García Márquez’s archive has been acquired by the University of Texas and includes manuscripts, correspondence, photos and personal artifacts related to his important books.