Each year, the New York Times’ list of notable books of 2016 brings to mind some of my favorite books we reviewed here in 2016. Here are just five of my nonfiction favorites of 2016: 5 Nonfiction Favorites Boy, did I devour My Life...Show More Summary
American president Obama has been giving any number of exit-interviews, and now there's also an agreeably bookish one with The New York Times' book reviewer Michiko Kakutani. They wrote this up in article form, but of course the Q &Show More Summary
For the New York Times’s Book Review section, Ben Ratliff reads Mary Ruefle’s newest Wave collection, My Private Property, containing “short reports” on subjects ranging from menopause to dolls, balloons, and coffins. To contextualize this collection within her larger oeuvre, Ratliff writes “Most of her poetry books have included a few short prose pieces, which […]
David Orr contributes his best of the year list to NYT’s Book Review section. Orr writes: In accordance with New York Times policy, this list contains no relatives, close friends, students, colleagues and so forth (which means that I can’t include Maureen N. McLane’s wily “Mz N: The Serial”; James Richardson’s gently arresting “During”; or […]
The editors of The New York Times Book Review asked “some notably avid readers — who also happen to be poets, musicians, diplomats, filmmakers, novelists, actors, and artists –” to name the books they read this year. About 50 answered the call, listing what must be several hundred titles. I noticed that not one of […]
The New York Times Book Review gets a variety of well-known folks to: "share the books that accompanied them through 2016" in The Year in Reading, making for an interesting variety.
Michael Lewis discusses “The Undoing Project”; and Arianna Huffington talks about “Rest,” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
Pamela Paul, editor of the Sunday Times's literary supplement, did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" this week, and Emily Temple has dug out from it ten things that most people probably don't know about the Book Review - not least, its differences with the daily paper's book reviews by staff critics.
"The New York Times has three daily book critics: Michiko Kakutani, Dwight Garner and Jennifer Senior. Because they review different titles, it is impossible for them to compile a single unanimous Top 10 list. They have favorites, however, and are happy to have a chance to list them here."
Editors at the Book Review talk about the year’s best books; Stefan Hertmans talks about “War and Turpentine”; and Ian McGuire discusses “The North Water.”
This Sunday, in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, rock author and critic Anthony DeCurtis writes a glowing review of Anatomy of a Song. Anthony DeCurtis, whose biography of Lou Reed is out next year, is a big deal...
Editors at the Book Review discuss this year’s 100 Notable Books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about “Egyptomania”; and Matthew Schneier discusses “Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers.”
The editors of the New York Times Book Review are out with their annual list of the best reads of the year. The top 10, which aren't ranked in order: The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan, fiction. Review here. The North Water, Ian McGuire, fiction. Review here. The Underground...
A week ago The New York Times Book Review announced their 100 Notable Books of 2016 -- and now they've announced The 10 Best Books of 2016. Like last year, two translations make the list -- Stefan Hertmans' War and Turpentine and Han Kang's Man Booker International Prize-winning The Vegetarian.
Editors of the New York Times Book Review choose their favorites of the year.
David Runciman, London Review of Books: On election night, almost as soon as it was clear that the unthinkable had become a cold reality, Paul Krugman asked in the New York Times whether the U.S. was now a failed state. Political scientists...Show More Summary
Thomas Friedman talks about his latest book, and David France discusses “How to Survive a Plague.”
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times Book Review.
At The New York Times Book Review they've announced their 100 Notable Books of 2016. Only six of the titles -- four fiction, and two non -- are translations, a big decrease from last year's bumper crop of fourteen. And, revealing just...Show More Summary
This week's By the Book-column in The New York Times Book Review features Amos Oz -- and he was definitely my kind of childhood reader: I read everything. Anything at all. I read the user's manual of the electric heater, I read novels...Show More Summary