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What Amazon Did to Fiction

EVERYTHING AND LESSThe Novel in the Age of Amazon By Mark McGurl If you’ve been lucky enough to spend the lockdown reading, you probably lined ...

A Sweeping New History Looks Back at 100 Years of Black Filmmaking

The first chapter of Wil Haygood’s elegant and well-made book of history, “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World,” is ...

John Grisham on Judges, Innocence and the Judgments He Ignores

John Grisham is an unapologetic master of the industrial-strength page turner. His latest, “The Judge’s List,” due out from Doubleday on Tuesday ...

John le Carré’s Last Completed Spy Novel Crowns a Career Attuned to Moral Ambivalence

SILVERVIEW By John le Carré Sixty years ago, David John Moore Cornwell, a young officer in the British secret services, published his first novel ...

He Finds Women on Dating Apps. Then They Disappear.

“If you remember me at all, you remember the shy, slight, discomfited and fatherless soul known to inhabit every little nothing town like ours ...

A Memoir of Post-Genocide Refugee Life Rendered With Delicacy and Insight

THOSE WE THROW AWAY ARE DIAMONDSA Refugee’s Search for HomeBy Mondiant Dogon with Jenna Krajeski At one point in Mondiant Dogon’s poignant memoir ...

Thomas Mallon on the Career of Jonathan Franzen

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | How to Listen Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, “Crossroads,” has generated a lot of discussion, as ...

In Katie Couric’s ‘Going There,’ There Includes Family Skeletons, Busting Into the Boys’ Club and More

Early in her broadcasting career, Katie Couric tried using her given name, Katherine, onscreen: “to counteract my Campbell’s Soup Kid looks,” she ...

‘Whore of New York’ Reflects on Sex, Love and Labor

Let’s start with the title. “Whore of New York” employs the great and underused [Character] of [Place] naming convention — one seen in works like ...

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