The actress and memoirist on her favorite books — including one that hits particularly close to home.
By NEAL STEPHENSON
The author of “Snow Crash” and “Cryptonomicon” revisits a classic science fiction scenario: planetary disaster. Review by Paul Di Filippo.
By LANGDON HAMMER
The multiple selves of James Merrill emerge in Langdon Hammer’s new biography. Review by Troy Jollimore.
By GRAHAM SWIFT
A Booker Prize winner surveys his homeland with pithy humor, and an eye for what lives beneath the surface of “tidy lives.” Review by Anna Mundow.
In sixteen new stories, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author recasts myths and fairy tales into thrilling modern fables.
The Nobel Prize winner on socio-economic equality, crises in the Eurozone, and what it takes to achieve a fair society.
Fifty years ago this week: The Who’s “My Generation” drowns out the establishment.
As the famed duo of air travel take flight, renowned historian McCullough crafts “an uplifting reminder that success lies not just in achievements but in how you respond to setbacks.” Review by Heller McAlpin.
In a sequel to her exceptional novel “Life After Life”, the author presents the life of a gentle British pilot – with a story bound to spark conversation.
Grace Bello on the making of an American family, and questions of gender raised in Nelson’s criticism and daring new memoir.
Two standouts from our Discover program discuss how authors create atmosphere, the books they return to for inspiration, meditation for writers, and how one finds the time to craft a novel.
In his first short stories in a decade, the Pulitzer Prize finalist brings his trademark magic to ambitious characters on both sides of the Mexican-American border. Review by Mark Athitakis.
At age 91, a master physicist shares his wisdom, and the burning questions he still ponders.
This week in history: Israel becomes an independent state, in the spirit of becoming the promised land.
The author has found dark humor in soccer, Lazarus, and his own immigrant experience. In his latest, “The Making of Zombie Wars”, Hemon turns to that mecca of tragicomedy: Hollywood.