A novelist makes chamber drama out of Noël Coward’s Jamaican twilight.
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Is it possible to write the mind of a prophet?
The author of Atonement launches a tale of narrative deception from the spy games of a dying Cold War.
The journals of one of the twentieth century’s most powerful voices contain the seeds of the ideas his books explored.
Raymond Kennedy’s ribald comedy pinned a satire of late-1980s excess on a small-town banker’s sudden mania.
A fresh translation of a classic novel unveils an Austrian life overshadowed by the rise of fascism.
A delicate network — and a vulnerability to chaos — connect the characters in this thoughtful comedy.
The history of domestic life, the author argues, tells the story of our deepest secrets.
A new life of the writer focuses on Tolstoy’s place in a changing Russian society.
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Gathering comes a new novel that reckons the cost of love.
A new biography of the playwright explores the secrets she guarded so closely.
A once-brilliant surgeon battles Alzheimer’s disease. But is she forgetting a monstrous crime?
The acclaimed British playwright details the shyness and madness that were his family inheritance.
A true-life tale of madness, scandal, and murder in Gilded Age New York.