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By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
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”…
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
The myriad consequences of institutional racism is a matter of national conversation and reflection. This list is just a starting point.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Amid a global pandemic comes a novel about a global pandemic. Lawrence Wright wrote “The End of October” before the new coronavirus was discovered in China, but some of its chapters feel ripped from today’s headlines. Wright joins Jeffrey Brown…
Julia Phillips, author of our April pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “Disappearing Earth,” and Jeff announces the May book selection.
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Vinopal
A new HBO series based on Philip Roth's novel “The Plot Against America" reimagines another period of national trauma, but with a fictive twist. In his world, Roth has national hero and aviator Charles Lindbergh winning the 1940 presidential election…
A new, acclaimed novel takes a young child's meltdown and turns it into a surreal satire of modern life. In "Nothing to See Here," author Kevin Wilson uses a universal experience of parenthood to explore some incendiary family dynamics. Wilson…
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
The judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy.
Burns won the prestigious honor Tuesday for her vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence.
In the new novel "A Terrible Country," young, Soviet-born Andrei Kaplan is struggling in his academic career and getting over a breakup, when he returns to Russia to care for his aging grandmother. Jeffrey Brown talks with author Keith Gessen…
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