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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

NYT Book News

A Dylan Thomas Centennial in New York  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:06 GMT
The 92nd Street Y is marking the centennial of Dylan Thomas’s birth with an exhibition and a revival of his 1953 radio play “Under Milk Wood” this weekend.






 
Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:58:59 GMT
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”






 
In Reversal, Barnes & Noble Executives Say Store Will Remain in the Bronx  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:38 GMT
Executives said the bookstore in the Bay Plaza in Co-op City will remain open for at least two more years.






 
ArtsBeat: Lily King, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth Win Kirkus Prizes  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:31:17 GMT
The prizes, which each come with a $50,000 award, were handed out for the first time.






 
Books of The Times: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman,’ by Jill Lepore  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:20:24 GMT
“The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” by Jill Lepore, is fundamentally a biography of Wonder Woman’s larger-than-life creator, William Moulton Marston.






 
ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:05:57 GMT
The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.






 
Atul Gawande: By the Book  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:18 GMT
The author, most recently, of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” is a great fan of Dr. Watson: “He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want all doctors to be.”






 
John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money’  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:44:22 GMT
The British writer John Lanchester demystifies the financial world in “How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say — And What It Really Means.”






 
Books of The Times: ‘Ebola,’ a History by David Quammen  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:40:42 GMT
David Quammen’s “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus” sets aside the hyperbole yet still unnerves.






 
Barnes & Noble to Leave the Bronx After 15 Years  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:04:45 GMT
The bookstore in Co-op City, which opened in 1999 after a three-year community effort to bring it to the borough, plans to close in late December.






 
Children’s Books: 'Hansel & Gretel,' by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:24:12 GMT
Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti reinvent “Hansel and Gretel.”






 
Harry Styles of One Direction Stars in Anna Todd’s Novel  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:38:51 GMT
“After,” Anna Todd’s wildly popular web novel based on Harry Styles of the boy band One Direction, is being published as a book.






 
Bookends: What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read?  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:13:21 GMT
Francine Prose and Ayana Mathis discuss their scariest reading experiences.






 
Leon Panetta’s ‘Worthy Fights’  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:02:08 GMT
Leslie H. Gelb reviews Leon Panetta’s memoir, which recounts a career in public service, including stints as White House chief of staff, director of the C.I.A. and defense secretary.






 
Books of The Times: 4 Decades of Inhaling Deeply: A History of ‘High Times’  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:39 GMT
At a time when marijuana laws are loosening in the United States, High Times magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a hefty book.