Arts Sep 17

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Fiction longlist for National Book Awards includes Richard Powers, Lauren Groff

Powers' “Bewilderment” is his first book since the Pulitzer winning “The Overstory.” Groff's “Matrix” is her third consecutive work to receive a National Book Award nomination, following “Fates and Furies” and the story collection “Florida.” Anthony Doerr's “Cloud Cuckoo Land”…

Arts May 26

Author Roxane Gay launches imprint Roxane Gay Books

Roxane Gay’s latest project is an imprint that will release the kinds of books she likes to read. The author of such works as “Bad Feminist” and “Hunger” is teaming up with Grove Atlantic on Roxane Gay Books, which will…

Mar 18

You will stan this modern retelling of ‘Beowulf’

Maria Dahvana Headley, whose new translation of “Beowulf” came out last year, wanted to build onto the thousand-year-old poem’s long history. Part of its staying power, Headly said, is how its themes — heroes and villains, how to ensure safety,…