William Golding

Controversially including accounts of an early incident of rape committed by the author of Lord of the Flies, this biography fills out the lopsided portrait of a writer whose subsequent novels never attained the fame of his first, but still earned him a Nobel Prize.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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