Displaying articles for: April 2014

Iain Sinclair

The author of American Smoke on the books that inspired his journeys into "unknown geographies."


Akhil Sharma

The books that inspired him to write Family Life.


Pia Padukone

The author of Where Earth Meets Water on great novels of intertwined characters.


Eric Van Lustbader

A master of the action genre on his favorite martial arts and samurai stories.


Domenica Ruta

The Discover Award finalist and author of With or Without You on true dramas of Iraq, North Korea, and Americana.


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.