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Bookends: Does an Award Like the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Help or Hurt the Cause of Women Writers?

21 min 36 sec ago
Zoë Heller and Dana Stevens debate the merit of literary prizes for which only women compete.







Bits Blog: Behind the Downfall at BlackBerry

2 hours 57 min ago
A new book by two reporters from The Globe and Mail offers details about the emotional and business turmoil surrounding BlackBerry’s near collapse.







‘Palace of Treason,’ by Jason Matthews

6 hours 5 min ago
“Palace of Treason,” the sequel to Jason Matthews’s debut thriller, “Red Sparrow,” does not disappoint.







Hollywood

6 hours 5 min ago
Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews new books about Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Orson Welles and more.







Humor

6 hours 5 min ago
Michael Ian Black reviews new books by Dave Barry, Brad Garrett, Mamrie Hart and more.







Books of The Times: Review: In Philipp Blom’s ‘Fracture,’ Careening Atoms in the Era Between the Wars

May 25, 2015 - 1:30pm
The historian explores an era of dizzying technological and artistic creativity, disillusionment and xenophobia between 1918 and 1938.







Books: Review: ‘The Digital Doctor’ by Robert Wachter Weighs Medicine’s Technological Transformation

May 25, 2015 - 1:12pm
The author is both doubtful and hopeful, old enough to remember the way things used to work, young enough to appreciate technology.







Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

May 25, 2015 - 2:30am
Judy Blume’s first novel for adults in 17 years is about a ninth-grade Jewish girl and her New Jersey community in the aftermath of three plane crashes in the town.







John Scalzi, Science Fiction Writer, Signs $3.4 Million Deal for 13 Books

May 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Mr. Scalzi’s books include a series known as the “Old Man’s War” and “Redshirts,” a Hugo award winner about characters on the original “Star Trek.”







The Poetry of Raymond Carver Makes a Leap to E-Books

May 24, 2015 - 5:19pm
Ten books by the noted author, who died nearly 27 years ago, will be published digitally for the first time this week.







Books of The Times: Review: ‘Another Person’s Poison,’ Matthew Smith’s Book on Food Allergies

May 24, 2015 - 3:12pm
Mr. Smith’s book examines the rise of this condition from several perspectives.







ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love

May 24, 2015 - 9:58am
Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare, and Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections.