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Circe, a Vilified Witch From Classical Mythology, Gets Her Own Epic

Circe, a Vilified Witch From Classical Mythology, Gets Her Own Epic

As Madeline Miller made her way through the Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she kept “nerding out,” as she sheepishly called it, over the relics.

Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

Yrsa Daley-Ward’s fans on Instagram and Twitter see her poems as a tool for healing.

A French-Rwandan Rap Star Turned Novelist From Burundi

A French-Rwandan Rap Star Turned Novelist From Burundi

“Small Country,” by Gaël Faye, is about a boy, living in Burundi during the war between the Hutus and Tutsis, who loses his innocence in spite of desperately wanting to cling onto it.

Christine Lahti’s Tales of Feminism, Sex and Aging in Hollywood

Christine Lahti’s Tales of Feminism, Sex and Aging in Hollywood

The actress Christine Lahti at her home in Santa Monica, Calif.

Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?

Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?

As a child, Kwame Alexander was surrounded by books. Now he’ll have his own imprint at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?

In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?

What Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants readers to know is this: Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him.

If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?

If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?

If you’re a teacher and you have your students read “1984” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” why not have them also read “Parable of the Sower,” by Octavia E. Butler?

This Bookstore Is Stuffed With Just One Thing: Cookbooks

This Bookstore Is Stuffed With Just One Thing: Cookbooks

Nach Waxman and Matt Sartwell, owners of the Kitchen Arts and Letters bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Fables Leap Back and Forth Through Time in ‘Flights’

Fables Leap Back and Forth Through Time in ‘Flights’

“Flights” is narrated by a nameless female traveler who is not so unlike the author herself. “The narrator is partly me and sometimes something more than me,” Ms. Tokarczuk said.

Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

The Austrian author Robert Menasse in December at the Savoy Hotel in Berlin.

A Critic Sells Books Down by the Seashore

A Critic Sells Books Down by the Seashore

The village of Wigtown, in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland.


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