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Amal El-Mohtar looks at new retellings of ancient tales, including a space opera, a futuristic “King Lear,” and an eco-thriller.
This generation’s Doctor Spock popularized the swaddle and simple techniques for soothing infants. Why is he now selling a $1,160 robotic bassinet?
The Instagram poet’s besties include Katy Perry, Reese Witherspoon and Senator Cory Booker. “I consider him family,” Ms. Wade said.
Sloane Crosley’s third collection, “Look Alive Out There,” blends deep pathos with the author’s signature humor.
One’s the U.S. poet laureate. The other is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Can they bring literature to the masses?
The former F.B.I. director has made the rounds this week, offering his take on what “ethical leadership” means. If we’re going by appearances, it’s a lot like the movies.
The deliciousness of the details in Elaine Weiss’s new book suggests that certain historical figures warrant entire novels of their own.
Besides the journalism prizes, the committee awarded five Pulitzers to books this week. Here are our reviews.
The globe-trotting cosmopolitans in Michelle de Kretser’s satirical new novel, “The Life to Come,” make a fetish of travel and prepare exotic meals with an eye to Instagram.
In his funny, bighearted new novel, “Anatomy of a Miracle,” Jonathan Miles skewers faith, fame and what the truth means to different people.
In articles for Sports Illustrated and in a biography of Secretariat, he observed horse racing with a literary eye from the stable to the track.
The historian and critic, whom the biennale’s president called “a maestro,” will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
The author of “The Looming Tower” and “Going Clear” captures the Lone Star State in all its shame and glory.
In “The Recovering,” the novelist and essayist Leslie Jamison explores her own alcoholism and the struggle to make art out of giving up drinking.
Yoko Tawada’s new novel imagines a time in which language starts to vanish and the elderly care for weakened children.
Memorable moments in comics on the hero’s way to this milestone, from his debut to his marriage to Lois Lane and more.
Reporting on sexual harassment — including the predations of the film mogul Harvey Weinstein — was recognized by the Pulitzer board. The New York Times won in three categories.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
In “Maker of Patterns,” the renowned physicist presents his correspondence, revealing observations about the great minds of the 20th century.
Fiction that runs the gamut from horror and fantasy to science fiction and mystery, all told from a nonwhite perspective.
The disagreement over the characterization of Atticus Finch expands to a second lawsuit between the producers and the Lee estate.
Susan Ronald’s “A Dangerous Woman” is an energetic biography of Florence Gould and a terrific window into the life of the superaffluent.
“Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned” has recipes for drinks of the South, including the mint julep, in time for Derby Day.
“Wade in the Water” is the latest collection by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, while the prolific and acclaimed Kevin Young returns with “Brown.”
As a child, the author was taken with the sunshine and beaches. He now spends every summer there because “nothing ever changes.”
Put away that smartphone! A French company has created stand-alone kiosks to deliver printed short stories to patrons of cafes, libraries and airports.
The Norwegian crime writer turns Shakespeare’s tragedy into a fast-paced thriller about murder and corruption in 1970s Glasgow.
Nafissa Thompson-Spires’s debut story collection shares its title with a collection of sketches by a 19th-century abolitionist.
In a sign of high expectations for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the producers and theater owners spent lavishly, even paying Cirque du Soleil to clear out of the space.
The books, among more than 150 she wrote, sent millions of young readers searching for objects in elaborate photo collages.
Elizabeth Acevedo, Kwame Alexander, Juan Felipe Herrera and Naomi Shihab Nye write unforgettable verse about love, loss and the pain and joy of growing up.
In the era of Anglocreep, Americans are adopting Britishisms like “bloody” and “brilliant,” and talking like James Corden. But are Britons freaking out about Americreep?
The Hollywood Reporter published an investigation saying that Mr. Lee, 95, was the victim of elder abuse. We visited the Marvel Comics creator at his home. “Nobody has more freedom,” he said.
“The Remains of the Day” will have its debut in Northampton, England, in February, and “White Teeth” will take its first bow in London in October.
When James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director and author of “A Higher Loyalty,” reads fiction, it’s “almost always something my kids are reading, so I can … pretend to be cool.”
Pamela Druckerman discusses “The Art of Screen Time” and “Be the Parent, Please,” and Ben Austen talks about “High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing.”
In “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director doesn’t mince words in describing his interactions with President Trump: “This president is unethical, and untethered to truth.”
Sergio García Sánchez reimagines the 19th-century tale of a puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy.
Benn Steil’s “The Marshall Plan” depicts the complicated politics and colorful cast of statesmen, spies and economists behind America’s intervention in midcentury Europe.
Ben Austen’s “High-Risers” assesses the dire consequences of segregated low-income residential developments across the nation.
Kwame Alexander’s last novel — “The Crossover,” a Newbery-winning, hip-hop- inflected tale of sports-loving twin boys — was written in verse. So is his new one, a prequel called “Rebound.”
In Ben Dolnick’s “The Ghost Notebooks,” a young husband and wife find secrets lurking beneath the cozy charm of their new country home.
Three new books tackle the ethical dilemmas of ethnographers who immerse themselves in other cultures.