New York Times Book Reviews

Fiction: A Fantasy Set in Africa, by Way of Hieronymus Bosch, García Márquez and Marvel Comics

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:13pm
Michiko Kakutani reviews “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” the first volume of Marlon James’s “Dark Star” trilogy. The novel is packed with dizzying references fused into something new and startling.
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Books News: Meg Medina Wins Newbery Medal and Sophie Blackall Is Awarded Her Second Caldecott

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 2:30pm
Women and Latinx authors and illustrators made a strong showing in this year’s prestigious honors, as diversity in children’s books is becoming more evident.
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Nonfiction: The Persistence of Anti-Semitism

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 1:00pm
Deborah E. Lipstadt’s “Antisemitism: Here and Now” charts the new guises of an enduring hatred.
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Fiction: A Novel About the Fate of a Piano — and the Dreams It Embodies

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 4:00am
In “The Weight of a Piano,” Chris Cander follows the members of a family from Russia to California and traces the way music shadows their memories.
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Books News: Penguin Random House Closes the Prestigious Imprint Spiegel & Grau

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:28am
The division published best-selling books by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Trevor Noah and more. Its closing is the latest move by Penguin Random House to streamline operations.
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Essay: Lena Dunham Pays Homage to Her Late Literary Hero Diana Athill

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 8:54am
The British editor and writer, who died last week at 101, modeled a life of fierce, free-spirited independence.
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Nonfiction: An Anti-Facebook Manifesto, by an Early Facebook Investor

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 4:00am
In “Zucked,” the venture capitalist Roger McNamee — a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg — reveals the inner workings behind the platform’s troubling rise to global behemoth.
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Fiction: A Bolaño Novel About Young Poets in Mexico City, Hungry for Fame, Sex and Adventure. No, Not That One.

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:00pm
Roberto Bolaño’s coming-of-age tale “The Spirit of Science Fiction,” written around 1984, foreshadows the Chilean author’s epic 1998 breakthrough, “The Savage Detectives.”
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