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Newly Released: Books by David Nicholls and Edward St. Aubyn  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:29:59 GMT
Recent releases include fiction by David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn, Yannick Grannec and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

Emmanuel Carrère’s New Book Profiles Edward Limonov  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:32:49 GMT
Emmanuel Carrère’s new book profiles Edward Limonov, the bad boy of Soviet dissident writers.

Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:02:23 GMT
Mr. Kinnell’s works could encompass celebrations of Manhattan street life and meditations on mortality. In 1983, he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award.
ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:33:15 GMT
Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.

Books of The Times: ‘The Book of Strange New Things,’ by Michel Faber  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:48:09 GMT
In Michel Faber’s novel “The Book of Strange New Things,” a missionary dispatched to a faraway planet gets desperate missives from his wife.

Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:00:03 GMT
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.

A Conversation With: Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:21:24 GMT
A historian of science imagines what future generations will make of our current handling of climate change.

Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:33:42 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.”

Books of The Times: John Lahr’s ‘Tennessee Williams’ Fleshes Out the Playwright  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:14:25 GMT
“Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” is John Lahr’s thick volume on the playwright.
Books: Martha Weinman Lear Returns to Medical Memoir, With Less Fury, in ‘Echoes of Heartsounds’  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:07:55 GMT
Martha Weinman Lear returns to the territory she covered in “Heartsounds,” but this is not a sequel so much as a rueful epilogue, a brief account of her own recent skirmish with heart disease.

Laugharne Journal: In Wales, a Toast to Dylan Thomas on His 100th Birthday  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:23:39 GMT
In a country that has long been ill at ease with its hard-living son, Thomas’s granddaughter is trying to refocus public attention on the poet’s work.

Michel Faber Plans to Stop Writing Novels  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:10:24 GMT
Ahead of the American publication of his latest work, “The Book of Strange New Things,” Michel Faber discusses it and why it will be his last novel.

Books of The Times: ‘At Home in Exile,’ on the Jewish Diaspora, by Alan Wolfe  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:32:25 GMT
In “At Home in Exile,” Alan Wolfe argues that the Diaspora has fostered in Jews a commitment to defend the rights of other groups and to live by universal values wherever they may be.

A Dylan Thomas Centennial in New York  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:10:38 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.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:28:30 GMT
Mr. Risen discusses his new book about the war on terror, and Lucy Worsley talks about “The Art of the English Murder.”

ArtsBeat: Changing the Debate: Katha Pollitt Talks About ‘Pro’  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:25:30 GMT
Ms. Pollitt discusses her new book about the pro-choice side’s tactics in the abortion debate.