Saharan musical traditions ancient and modern, in a region riven by conflict.
The author of The Kite Runner returns with a story of a family separated by war, still connected by hidden threads.
The rise of the Iron Lady, at a suitably epic scale.
Anthony Marra and NoViolet Bulawayo discuss their provocative debuts, and the honorable responsibility of drawing fiction from history.
In an espionage master's latest, war is a booming private enterprise.
A serialized war of worlds packs the analogous power of militaristic SF old and new.
The Afghan odyssey of two Pakistani brothers finds fabled beauty amidst modern warfare.
A new look at Lepidoptera fanatics spreads its wings wide.
The Da Vinci Code's author on defining hell, challenging his hero, and deciphering Dante in his latest historical thriller, Inferno.
A modern werewolf novel attempts to give 21st-century terror an additional bite.
A pivotal battle of the American Revolution receives an incisive historian’s focus.
The charming writer of I Can't Complain on self-esteem, second chances, and happy endings.
The Irish novelist looks back on a life of trails blazed.
The author of The Liars' Gospel on making unorthodox fiction out of the life of Jesus.
Will the life and writing of a lost American genius receive a posthumous second act?
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