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Viet Thanh Nguyen’s tragicomic debut novel compels us to look at the Vietnam War and its aftermath in a new light.
The author’s third book to feature members of the Coughlin family is suspenseful, devious, well-constructed and as filled with ethical questions as it is with gangsters.
Three books attempt to understand the Islamic State.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali believes that extremist violence is rooted in Islam’s fundamental texts.
A copy editor at The New Yorker looks back at her unusual career in a new book that reflects on the subtle mysteries of hyphens, commas, spelling, and many other topics, even profanity in print.
Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser debate whether pleasure in reading is trivial or vital.
A portrait of a volatile boy wonder and his path to technological vanguard.
A biography of Andrew Cuomo shows how he has often defined himself in opposition to the record of his father, Mario.
Two new books by this Pulitzer winner, “The Lunatic,” a book of poems, and an essay collection, “The Life of Images,” are intense and intensely charming.
Olen Steinhauer’s thriller takes place, almost entirely, across a restaurant table.
In Hanya Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.
The Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen explains how the American dream went so wrong for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers linked to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Here, the screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Dredd” on his five favorite genre offerings.
Books on the international cotton trade and on the shipboard slave revolt that inspired Herman Melville’s short story “Benito Cereno” have won this year’s prize.
Jon Ronson examines public missteps and the revenge they attracted, trying to grasp some sense of proportion between the two, or at least figure out the rules of the game.
Mr. Transtromer was known for his spare yet evocative imagery and his explorations of identity.
Alejandro Zambra’s stories draw from the age of computers and the legacy of Pinochet.
New books by Kate Alcott, Michael Callahan, Angelina Mirabella and Christopher Noxon.
Despite a ragtag army, Washington plotted the way to victory.
Essays consider a range of American masculinities, especially at home.