A New Year of Books: What We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017

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A New Year of Books: What We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017

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The pages we are eager to turn.
A Year in Reading: Ten from 2016

BEST OF 2016

A Year in Reading: Ten from 2016

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Our editors select ten books that stood out in a tumultuous year.
Dan Ackerman on the Building Blocks of “The Tetris Effect”

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Dan Ackerman on the Building Blocks of “The Tetris Effect”

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How to turn the story behind an iconic video game into fascinating reading? The author of "The Tetris Effect" shares five books that helped him shape his own.
Liberty Is Crying: An Interview with Stan Kelly

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Liberty Is Crying: An Interview with Stan Kelly

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A conversation with the most straightforward of American political cartoonists.
Reclaiming the Loss:  Saeed Jones Talks with Jade Chang

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Reclaiming the Loss: Saeed Jones Talks with Jade Chang

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Author Jade Chang talks about the making of her novel "The Wangs vs. The World" with poet and Buzzfeed culture editor Saeed Jones.
Tara Clancy: Urban Voices

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Tara Clancy: Urban Voices

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The author of the new memoir "The Clancys of Queens" shares a shelf of her favorite city-kid stories, from Richard Price's Bronx tale to Jacqueline Woodson's ode to Brooklyn.
Beyond the Summer People

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Beyond the Summer People

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Anna Noyes, author of "Goodnight, Beautiful Women" and Robin MacArthur, author of "Half Wild," talk about the year-round reality of life in a world that for many exists as a seasonal getaway.
The Summoner: Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz Talk Bob Dylan

BOB DYLAN

The Summoner: Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz Talk Bob Dylan

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On the occasion of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature, we're reposting this 2010 conversation which makes the case that Dylan is "an historian who acts out history."
The 2016 National Book Award Finalists

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The 2016 National Book Award Finalists

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A big day in book awards: the finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young Peoples Literature are announced.
2016 NBA Longlists: Fiction

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2016 NBA Longlists: Fiction

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Ten titles in the running for 2016's National Book Award for Fiction.
Who Stays and Who Is Taken: Yaa Gyasi on “Homegoing”

Who Stays and Who Is Taken: Yaa Gyasi on “Homegoing”

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The author of one of the year's most exciting debuts talks about the origins of her story in the history of slavery, and the power of storytelling.
2016 NBA Longlists: Nonfiction

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2016 NBA Longlists: Nonfiction

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The ten works of nonfiction on this year's list touch on topics ranging from the history of slavery to the ethics of a "big data" society.