Lena Waithe, Gillian Flynn to Start Book Imprints

When Gillian Flynn submitted her novel “Gone Girl” to her writer, Crown, she wasn’t certain what executives would make of the story’s twists and its churlish, unreliable feminine narrator. “We knew it was weird and complex and risky,” mentioned Molly Stern, who was writer of Crown on the time. “We…

‘The Right to Sex’ Thinks Beyond the Parameters of Consent

Americans don’t take into consideration intercourse practically sufficient — this occurred to me after studying “The Right to Sex,” Amia Srinivasan’s quietly dazzling new essay assortment. Talk about it, sure; argue over it, most undoubtedly. But Srinivasan, a professor of social and political idea at Oxford, needs us to suppose…

In Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Horror-Tinged New Novel, a Mesmerizing Star Appears in the Sky

“Cheep-cheep, you fat creep,” a chook says to a journalist, or so the journalist thinks, in “The Morning Star,” Karl Ove Knausgaard’s apocalyptic new novel. “Cheep-cheep, and no sleep.” The chook isn’t the solely unusual harbinger. A shiny and eerie new star, “as beautiful as death was beautiful,” has risen…

Bob Woodward Extends His Trump Chronicles With the Chaotic Transfer of Power

The titles of Bob Woodward’s three books about the Trump administration — “Fear,” “Rage” and now “Peril” — are appropriately blunt. The books, about the staccato stream of occasions that accompanied Donald Trump’s time in workplace, are written at a largely staccato clip. The frantic tempo is redoubled in “Peril,”…

National Book Awards Announces Its 2021 Nominees

National Book Awards Announces Its 2021 Nominees This 12 months’s fiction longlist consists of Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, a 2020 nominee within the poetry class, in addition to Richard Powers, who additionally made the Booker Prize shortlist this week. Open picture modal at merchandise 1 of 5 Open picture modal at…

16 New and Upcoming Young Adult Books to Watch For

Credit…Dial Books ‘Both Sides Now,’ by Peyton Thomas (Dial Books, Aug. 24) Finch Kelly is a transgender teenager whose dream is to go to Georgetown University, step one in his plan to develop into the nation’s first brazenly transgender member of Congress. He believes the ticket into Georgetown is profitable…

20 New Works of Fiction to Read This Season

‘Beautiful World, Where Are You,’ by Sally Rooney Here’s a 3rd good, attractive novel from Rooney, who acquired widespread approval for her first two, “Conversations With Friends” and “Normal People.” This e-book has a transparent autobiographical bent: Alice is a younger novelist who has rocketed to worldwide fame. Her shut…

6 New Books on the Pandemic, #MeToo and Other Timely Topics

‘Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation,’ by Edward Glaeser and David Cutler Why have been our cities and their economies so weak to the coronavirus pandemic? Two Harvard economists take inventory of the points that bedevil American cities (or as they put it, the…

5 New Biographies to Read This Season

‘Oscar Wilde: A Life,’ by Matthew Sturgis It’s been over 30 years for the reason that final main biography of Wilde, and Sturgis attracts on new materials and analysis (together with a full transcript of his catastrophic libel trial). “The established persona of Oscar Wilde — the unflappable, epigrammatic Aesthete…