Displaying articles for: October 2013

Markus Zusak

The author of The Book Thief on winning tales adapted to film.



Paul Harding

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Enon on perfect winter reading, Faulkner's "aesthetic psi," and the book that made him want to be a writer.



David Leavitt

The author of The Two Hotel Francforts on the joys of getting lost in translation.



Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Wild reading from the educator, raptor rehabilitator, and author of the stirring new wildlife guide The Urban Bestiary.



Tom Perrotta

The author of Nine Inches on assorted lives in great biographies and memoirs.



Amy Grace Loyd

The author and former Playboy literary editor on sexy books written by women.



July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.


What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.