The senator’s new book shows the difficulty of translating short-form virality into a substantive text.
A biography published 100 years after the composer’s death reveals the worldly trials of an artist known for his airy fantasies.
A collection of political fables from late-19th- and early-20th-century Great Britain offers striking allegories that remain pertinent today.
Highlights from a year of reading, including Ada Limón’s The Carrying, Tommy Orange’s There There, Madeline Miller’s Circe, and more
A new biography squares the decorous legal figure with the feminist gladiator.
In Hark, the characters are distracted, and their author veers between satire and sincerity.
Chris Power’s debut collection, Mothers, reveals that maternity is an unsettling journey.
A new collection of essays attempts to lend some objective shape to a timeless-seeming challenge: the ongoing balance of voice and form.
As tragedy approaches, she is stricken, broken—and at the height of her artistic powers.
Future Sounds, a new book on the history of machine-made pop and classical songs, suggests that the radical power of the synthetic has largely been forgotten.
The unsettling stories in The Lonesome Bodybuilder are deeply preoccupied with the yawning disconnect between people.
The former first lady’s new memoir is notable for the revealing glimpses it offers into private moments of fear and frustration.
Carol Bensimon’s We All Loved Cowboys features a difficult protagonist whose myopia belies the wide, complex world outside her car window.
A recent book by Emmanuel Iduma expands what writing about the continent can be by paying extraordinary attention to the ebbs and flows of human connection.
The 27-year-old author, Daisy Johnson, pulls off several marvels at once in her debut novel, which made the Man Booker Prize shortlist.
His champions now span the ideological spectrum, but left and right miss the tensions in his views.
In her graphic memoir, Drawn to Berlin, Ali Fitzgerald uses art to illuminate the human dimensions of a situation often sketched in statistics.
The literary hero’s coffee-chugging, cigarette-devouring creator, Lee Child, just released his latest novel. He shows no signs of slowing down.
Having lived a hard life, the late author refused to erase her female characters—or the brutality that deranges them.
A graphic adaptation of the teenage Holocaust victim’s diary calls into question which avenues are best for retelling painful, complicated histories.