summer preview

12 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Summer

Colson Whitehead, Jia Tolentino, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and more.
must reads

8 New Books You Should Read This May

Ali Smith, Karen Russell, and more.
in translation

Samanta Schweblin’s Deliberately Slow, Perfectly Timed Rise to American Fame

The Argentinian author’s writing is astonishing more readers every day, but she’d rather not talk about it.
  1. summer preview
    12 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerColson Whitehead, Jia Tolentino, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and more.
  2. trilogies
    Hilary Mantel Will Release Her Final Thomas Cromwell Novel in 2020Start queuing up for The Mirror and the Light.
  3. adaptations
    Catch-22’s Biggest Changes From Page to ScreenThe creators behind Hulu’s new miniseries make some bold choices in condensing Joseph Heller’s 450-page satirical novel into six installments.
  4. game of thrones
    George R.R. Martin: ASOIAF’s Ending Will Be Similar and Different From GOT’s“The same ending as the show? Different? Well … yes. And no. And yes. And no.”
  5. dragon shows
    Stephen King’s The Eyes of the Dragon Is Coming to HuluHulu has heard your GOT lamentations, and it wants to help.
  6. one grand books
    Elif Shafak’s 10 Favorite BooksVirginia Woolf, James Baldwin, and more.
  7. hollywood
    Public Nudity, Near Deaths, and Other Wild Tales from Chateau MarmontHighlights from a new tell-all.
  8. literary lions
    Herman Wouk, 1915 to 2019The author of The Caine Mutiny and Marjorie Morningstar died today at 103.
  9. game of disses
    George R.R. Martin Thinks You’re Idiots for Believing He’s Hiding His Books“It seems absurd to me that I need to state this.”
  10. one grand books
    Siri Hustvedt’s 10 Favorite BooksWoolf, Brontë, and more.
  11. must reads
    8 New Books You Should Read This MayAli Smith, Karen Russell, and more.
  12. in translation
    Samanta Schweblin’s Deliberately Slow, Perfectly Timed Rise to American FameThe Argentinian author’s writing is astonishing more readers every day, but she’d rather not talk about it.
  13. in translation
    Will Translated Fiction Ever Really Break Through?And does it even matter? A publisher of foreign lit weighs in on “the 3 percent problem.”
  14. in translation
    15 Must-Read Translated Books From the Past 5 YearsA roundup of the essential fiction from abroad — from an award-winning Polish novel to war stories from Syria, Argentina, and Europe.
  15. encounter
    Ani DiFranco on Her Memoir, Hadestown, and Reckoning With the 1990sIn her new book No Walls and the Recurring Dream, the folksinger grapples with her own history and the decade in which she was most famous.
  16. spinoff showcase
    George R.R. Martin Says Three Game of Thrones Shows Are in Development at HBOSpinoffs are coming.
  17. well well well
    Woody Allen Is Pitching a Memoir, and Some Publishers Won’t Even Read ItAt least four publishing execs say they declined to offer him a book deal.
  18. paranoid fiction
    Paranoid and Madcap, The Manchurian Candidate is Our Timeliest NovelHappy 60th birthday to Richard Condon’s absurdist, overwritten testament to the abuse of power.
  19. sexy metafiction
    This Year’s Call Me by Your Name Is French: More Meta But Just As HotPhilippe Besson’s Lie With Me is reminiscent of André Aciman’s novel of young gay love, but its style is utterly unique (also no sexy peaches).
  20. tribeca film festival
    Sarah Silverman Says Her Bedwetter Musical Will Open Sometime Next YearPlus other things we learned from her chat with Mike Birbiglia at Tribeca.
  21. game of thrones
    Will Arya’s Big Move on Game of Thrones Happen in the Books, Too?Arya Stark’s decisive blow in the Battle of Winterfell has fans wondering how she’ll factor into one of the books’ biggest prophecies.
  22. books
    Not Your Average ‘Ruin Porn’In his new book, Ruin and Redemption, Dan Barasch is an optimist about obsolete structures.
  23. one grand books
    Mike Leigh’s 10 Favorite BooksUpton Sinclair, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, and more.
  24. plagiarism
    Nora Roberts Is Suing a Brazilian Author for ‘Rare and Scandalous’ PlagiarismRoberts claims Cristiane Serruya’s books copy “dozens” of other authors.
  25. must reads
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read Right NowRachel Cusk, Esi Edugyan, and more.
  26. interviews
    What It Was Like to Write Books and Build a Legacy With Anthony Bourdain“He always understood that he was blessed to have become Anthony Bourdain.”
  27. books
    Prince’s Memoir The Beautiful Ones Coming This OctoberFeaturing his unfinished manuscript, rare photos, and lyrics.
  28. one grand books
    Michael Shannon’s 10 Favorite BooksCharles Bukowski, Dr. Seuss, and more.
  29. the mueller report
    How to Read Your Mueller Report (and How Long You’ll Have to Wait)From a no-frills mass-market edition to an audiobook to Alan Dershowitz, five ways to get the goods.
  30. books
    5 New Books on Poetry Pulitzer Winner Forrest Gander’s Reading ListMost of the poets he knows are drooling for Brian Evenson’s Song for the Unraveling of the World.
  31. kids these days
    For the Country’s Best Teen Poets, Poetry Is ActivismHonorees of the National Student Poets Program, threatened under Trump, fight for the personal and political power of verse.
  32. theater talk
    Claudia Rankine on Death, Reparations, and Becoming a PlaywrightThe celebrated author of Citizen talks about her new play, The White Card —also Mo’Nique, bad reviews, and marketable death.
  33. books
    Bret Easton Ellis Thinks He Was ‘Punked’ by The New Yorker“I got punked, I have to admit it.”
  34. book excerpt
    The Dream TeamCruise, Kidman, Kubrick, and the making of Eyes Wide Shut.
  35. legacies
    What Is Game of Thrones’ Legacy in Epic Fantasy?George R.R. Martin’s books, and the series they inspired, are a reflection of our anxious times.
  36. books
    A Romance Novel Based on Meghan Markle’s Mom Is Really HappeningThe idea started with a tweet and ended with an actual novel.
  37. kids these days
    Sally Rooney’s Politics of Millennial ResignationWhy do critics so love the Normal People author? Maybe because her characters accept the status quo.
  38. book excerpt
    ‘The Unthinkable Has Happened’You learn to believe in your child’s existence. What happens when she’s killed by a piece of your daily environment?
  39. literati
    The Best Reporting Advice Robert Caro Bestows in His New Book, Working“Silence is the weapon.”
  40. presidential libraries
    Pete Buttigieg’s Favorite Book Is Ulysses, and That’s GreatMaybe you’d prefer Joseph Campbell, or Fox & Friends?
  41. one grand books
    Pete Buttigieg’s 10 Favorite BooksJames Joyce, Homer, and more.
  42. vulture lists
    13 Stephen King Books That Should Be Adapted NextCreepy amusement parks, killer cars, time travel, and more worthy King plots.
  43. must reads
    7 New Books You Should Read This AprilSally Rooney, Robert Caro, and more.
  44. interviews
    Ruth Reichl on Her New Memoir, and What Gourmet Meant to Readers“It was kind of magical.”
  45. interviews
    Ruth Reichl on Her New Memoir, and What Gourmet Meant to Readers“It was kind of magical.”
  46. awp conference
    Brilliant Queer Authors Talk About SexWas “The Sexuality of Textuality” a great AWP panel, or the greatest ever?
  47. awp conference
    Six Great Things That Happened at the AWP ConferenceHighlights from the continent’s biggest annual writers’ conference, held last week in Portland.
  48. profile
    Susan Choi on Her Mind-Bending #MeToo NovelHow rage and the Access Hollywood tape inspired this spring’s most inventive and polarizing novel.
  49. awp conference
    Colson Whitehead’s Fierce and Funny Primer on Life and Chicken“If it tastes like shit, it’s cultural appropriation,” and other lessons from the Pulitzer winner’s keynote speech at the AWP conference.
  50. the grub street diet
    Author Nathan Englander Gets His Syrup in New Hampshire“For the best maple syrup in the world, I’d head straight for the sugar shack at Booty Farm.”
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