Mankind – origins, our unique place in the universe, and what the future of the species holds – in about two hundred pages. Review by Danny Heitman.
Reviews & Essays
In verde, there is veritas: a new book explains how one hue can illustrate greed, royalty, envy, and the splendor of the natural world. Review by Peter Lewis.
The author of Wolf Hall opens doors into alternate worlds in her new collection of short fiction.
A “Guide to the Formerly Funny” garners present-day laughs, while examining some shocking subjects that no longer seem comic. Review by Adam Kirsch.
How a politically charged debut novel of emigration was born from a true story of the author’s family.
The author of Fingersmith and The Little Stranger returns to London’s mean streets in her latest work of quiet excellence.
A history of six innovations that defined modern life champions collaboration as the key to breakthrough ideas.
A haunted and haunting tale of Jamaica’s bloody political struggles turns on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.
A “Guide to Writing in the 21st Century” explained, with a look back at the 20th century’s lingual lessons.
In this excerpt from Hilary Mantel’s The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories, a writer greets the day and wonders what will come next.
A Rwandan boarding school is home to the nation’s best and brightest young women — and their fears for their country’s future.
How unique is Earth within our universe, and do we dare learn the answer?
Meet one early explorer of America: a Moroccan slave aboard a ship of ruthless gold hunters in 1527.
With Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the story of a woman’s life finds epic dimension in an interior landscape.