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Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes Among ‘Genius Grant’ Winners  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:17:25 GMT
Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor seeking to help American Indian women, among others.

William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:12:39 GMT
William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.

Bookshelf: A Look at Our Love Affair With Air-Conditioning  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:19:45 GMT
New books trace the changes air-conditioning brought; politics and change in Newark; and idiosyncracies of the five boroughs of New York City.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:33:20 GMT
Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”

ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:56:05 GMT
Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.

Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:00 GMT
In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.
Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:45 GMT
Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.
‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:15 GMT
Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.
Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:01 GMT
A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:44 GMT
The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
Editors’ Choice  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:01 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
Paperback Row  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:00 GMT
Paperback books of particular interest.
Inside the List  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:51:55 GMT
Ian McEwan, whose novel “The Children Act” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, keeps a tally on his website of academic dissertations and theses discussing his work.
Deborah Levy’s ‘Black Vodka’ and ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:48:26 GMT
In two books, Deborah Levy explores exile, estrangement and the deferral of desire.
‘The Paying Guests,’ by Sarah Waters  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:48:13 GMT
In Sarah Waters’s novel of illicit love in 1920s London, a widow and her spinster daughter take a young couple into their home.
‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:47:53 GMT
An Irish woman leaves behind a sick brother and an abusive home life in this coming-of-age novel.