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Lou Sullivan’s Diaries Are a Radical Testament to 2019-09-16 12:00:00Jeremy Lybarger writes about the diaries of the trans activist Lou Sullivan, which document a personal awakening and a cultural transformation.

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s 2019-09-16 10:30:00The New Yorker announces the ten contenders in the National Book Awards category of Young People’s Literature.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-09-16 05:00:00“Last Witnesses,” “Fashionopolis,” “Night Boat to Tangier,” and “Dominicana.”

Thomas McGuane on Small-Town America 2019-09-16 05:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews Thomas McGuane about “Wide Spot,” his short story from the September 23, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Susan Sontag and the Unholy Practice of Biography  2019-09-16 05:00:00Janet Malcolm on the new biography “Sontag: Her Life and Work,” which is as unillusioned about the writer as she was about herse

Will American Readers Ever Catch on to Marie-Claire 2019-09-16 05:00:00Pasha Malla reviews the newly published English translation of Marie-Claire Blais’s “A Twilight Celebration,” the eighth book in her

Review: Edward Snowden and the Rise of Whistle-Blower Culture in 2019-09-16 05:00:00In his memoir, he chronicles his life game by game, from Nintendo to the N.S.A., Jill Lepore writes.

Sunday Reading: The World of Malcolm Gladwell 2019-09-15 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, a selection of pieces by Malcolm Gladwell on cultural trends, Steve Jobs and Apple, Enron and corporate culture,


Here Are The Nominees For The 2019 National 2019-09-20 10:46:01Colson Whitehead and Marlon James headline the longlists of names in contention for the literary prize. Altogether, 50 books across five categories st

Take A Dark Ride On The 'Night Boat 2019-09-20 10:00:18In Kevin Barry's grim but compassionate new novel, two weary Irish ex-crooks sit waiting in a run-down Spanish ferry terminal, waiting for one man's

'Heaven, My Home' Is A Complicated Place 2019-09-20 07:00:24Attica Locke returns to the world of Highway 59 in Heaven, My Home, which finds Texas Ranger Darren Mathews dealing with the disappearance of the youn

In 'Obviously,' Comedian Muses About Growing Up In 2019-09-19 16:32:00NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with comedian Akilah Hughes about a collection of short essays in her new book, Obviously.

Edward Snowden Speaks Out: 'I Haven't And I 2019-09-19 12:28:00In 2013, Snowden showed journalists thousands of top-secret documents about U.S. intelligence agencies' surveillance efforts. He's been living in Ru

'This Is Not Propaganda' And The Post-Truth World 2019-09-19 10:20:35We explore one author's quest for truth in an increasingly fake world.

'Coventry' Touches On Gender, Self-Definition In Taking Control 2019-09-19 07:01:20In her first essay collection, Rachel Cusk writes like someone who has been burned and has reacted not with self-censorship but with a doubling-down o

In 'Doxology,' The Comedy Is Never Quite In 2019-09-19 07:00:20Nell Zink is a very funny writer, but the comedy never quite works in her new novel, which follows two aging punks and their daughter, from the Lower

Life, Love, Coming Out And Culture Shock In 2019-09-18 15:49:00Gabby Rivera's new young adult novel, Juliet Takes a Breath, follows a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx who comes out to her family just before leavi

Racial Tensions Complicate The Search For A Missing 2019-09-18 14:03:35Attica Locke's new novel centers on a black Texas ranger's effort to find the vanished son of a white supremacist. Heaven, My Home offers an unsettl

In 'Savage Gods,' An Author Finds That Pondering 2019-09-18 07:01:04Paul Kingsnorth moved to a small farm in Ireland to be closer to the land and to reconnect with the essence of being. Instead of contentment, he found

Lecturer At The University Of Cambridge Makes Literary 2019-09-18 05:07:00Annotations on a 17th century copy of Shakespeare's plays were discovered to be written by English poet John Milton. James Scott-Warren of the Univer

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