|Martin Amis: An Appreciation|
Our critic assesses the achievement of Martin Amis, Britain?s most famous literary son.
|Book Review: ?NB by J.C.,? by James Campbell|
?NB by J.C.? collects the variegated musings of James Campbell in the Times Literary Supplement.
|In ?Fires in the Dark,? Kay Redfield Jamison Turns to Healers|
In ?Fires in the Dark,? Jamison, known for her expertise on manic depression, delves into the quest to heal. Her new book, she says, is a ?love song to psychotherapy.?
|The Detective Novel ?Whose Body?,? by Dorothy L. Sayers, Turns 100|
Dorothy L. Sayers dealt with emotional and financial instability by writing ?Whose Body?,? the first of many to star the detective Lord Peter Wimsey.
|Book Review: ?Dom Casmurro,? by Machado de Assis|
?Dom Casmurro,? by Machado de Assis, teaches us to read ? and reread ? with precise detail and masterly obfuscation.
|Book Review: ?The Late Americans,? by Brandon Taylor|
Brandon Taylor?s novel circulates among Iowa City residents, some privileged, some not, but all aware that their possibilities are contracting.
|Martin Amis?s Best Books: A Guide|
The acclaimed British novelist was also an essayist, memoirist and critic of the first rank.
|What Romance Book Should You Read Next?|
Looking for an escapist love story? Here are 2023?s sexiest, swooniest reads.
|What Book Should You Read Next?|
Finding a book you?ll love can be daunting. Let us help.
|Best Crime Books of 2023|
Our columnist picks the year?s best.
|Book Review: ?The Happy Couple,? by Naoise Dolan|
Naoise Dolan?s ?The Happy Couple? follows 20-something Dubliners hurtling toward the altar, stubbornly clinging to their self-delusions that this is what they want.
|Book Review: ?Becoming Ella,? by Judith Tick|
A new biography sheds light on her humble beginnings and prolific, genre-defining career.
|Inside Literary Prize Will Be Judged by Prison Inmates|
Over the next six months, inmates in prisons around the country will be able to debate and vote on the winner of a new book award ? the Inside Literary Prize.
|New Books About Non-European Militaries|
Three new books describe far-flung societies ? from the Native tribes of North America to the caliphates of Eurasia ? that have made war and sustained their conquests.
|The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2023|
From witch stories to near-future noir, here are the year?s 10 best speculative books.
|Oxford?s 2023 Word of the Year Is ? ?Rizz?|
Sorry, Swifties. The Gen Z slang term ? derived from ?charisma? ? went viral this year after the actor Tom Holland claimed to have none.
|Paul Lynch Discusses His Booker-Winning Novel, ?Prophet Song,?|
?Prophet Song? has earned comparisons to dystopian classics like ?1984.? But Lynch downplays the book?s political message. This book, he says, was deeply personal.
|Book Review: ?Zero at the Bone,? by Christian Wiman|
In ?Zero at the Bone,? Christian Wiman offers a welcome tonic: poetic and philosophical reminders of how to get through troubling times.
|The Best Romance Books of 2023|
Here are the novels our columnist loved most.
|The Critics? Picks: A Year in Reading|
The Book Review?s daily critics ? Dwight Garner, Alexandra Jacobs and Jennifer Szalai ? reflect on the books that stuck with them in 2023.
|John Nichols, Author of ?The Milagro Beanfield War,? Dies at 83|
After decamping from New York to New Mexico, he wrote what was, for a time, among the most widely read novels about Latinos.
|Tim Dorsey, Who Turned Florida?s Quirks Into Comic Gold, Dies at 62|
Long before Florida Man became a meme, he mined the Sunshine State?s weirdness for enough material to fill 26 darkly funny crime novels.
|Two Books to Keep You Company While You Wait|
Molly recommends a 19th-century ?Dumb and Dumber? and a collection of essays about the weirder corners of the business world.
|Christopher Paolini Wanted a Job Involving Dragons, So He Created One|
Paolini, a best-selling author of young adult fantasy novels, has a new book out, ?Murtagh.? In it, he returns to the world of ?Eragon? and the adventures he began creating as a teenager.
|Book Review: ?The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory,? by Tim Alberta|
In his new book, ?The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory,? the journalist Tim Alberta subjects his faith?s embrace of right-wing extremism to critical scrutiny.
|The Best Thrillers of 2023|
They include an espionage caper, the tale of a murderous librarian and a high-stakes adventure that takes place inside the various stomachs of a whale.
|Book Review: ?Most Delicious Poison,? by Noah Whiteman|
In ?Most Delicious Poison,? Noah Whiteman explores nature?s fine line between killing and curing.
|Book Review: ?Welcome Home, Stranger,? by Kate Christensen|
In ?Welcome Home, Stranger,? Kate Christensen takes readers inside the best kind of fictional family: a dysfunctional one.
|5 Books About Sandra Day O?Connor|
Justice O?Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, was a swing vote on polarizing issues before a closely divided court. These books offer insight into her life, career and legacy.
|New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books|
New books by Vajra Chandrasekera, Avi Silver, Cadwell Turnbull, Michael Mammay and T. Kingfisher.
|Book Review: ?Prophet Song,? by Paul Lynch|
?Prophet Song,? a novel by Paul Lynch, is set in Dublin during a political crisis.
|Holiday Gift Books for Children|
From a 200th-anniversary edition of Clement C. Moore?s Christmas Eve tale to lightheartedly loopy poems for every day of the year.
|Six Pulse-Pounding New Thrillers|
Our columnist recommends six new thrillers.
|New Historical Fiction Books|
A secret, a disappearance, a frozen body and a mysterious stranger ? these historical novels have something for everyone.
|New Romance Books for Cold Winter Nights|
Our romance columnist recommends four new books.
|Book Review: ?The Path to Paradise,? by Sam Wasson|
Sam Wasson?s supremely entertaining new book, ?The Path to Paradise,? tracks the ups and downs, ins and outs, of a remarkable career.
|Mystery Books You Won?t Be Able to Put Down|
Need a little diversion? Our crime columnist has plenty of books to recommend.
|Audiobook Review: ?Jezebel,? by Megan Barnard|
Perdita Weeks reads the audiobook version of Megan Barnard?s debut novel, reimagining the Israeli queen as a source of mythic, feminist anger.
|9 New Books We Recommend This Week|
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
|A Harvard Professor Prepares to Teach a New Subject: Taylor Swift|
Swift-inspired classes are sweeping colleges across the country.
|How a Book Publishing ?Mistake? Reignited the U.K.?s Royal Racism Furor|
The rollout of ?Endgame? caused a scandal after a quickly withdrawn translation named family members said to have asked about the skin color of Prince Harry and Meghan?s future son.
|Interview: Rick Riordan, the Man Behind ?Percy Jackson?|
The author of the Percy Jackson series (newly adapted for Disney+ this month) is looking for anthologies of Indigenous folklore and mythology, too.
|Poem: I look at the world|
A poem from Langston Hughes discovered by a rare-books cataloger in Yale?s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
|8 New Books to Read in December|
A landmark biography of Ella Fitzgerald, memoirs from David Mamet and Liz Cheney, a new historical novel from Ariel Lawhon and more.
|Larry McMurtry?s Best Books|
A wildly prolific son of Texas, McMurtry was a tangle of contradictions. Here?s where to start.
|Snapshot of a Year in the Land of Best Sellers|
Surprising ascensions, Hollywood migrations and daggers to the art ? it?s all part of life at the top.
|Two New Books Consider Comedy and the Culture Wars|
The authors of ?Comedy Book? and ?Outrageous? argue that culture-war worries about what?s a laughing matter have been overplayed.
|Young Adult Books with Great Love Triangle Romances|
Adalyn Grace, the author of the ?Belladonna? series and the ?All the Stars and Teeth? duology, recommends her favorite young adult novels with heroines torn between competing romantic interests.
|Book Review: ?Art Monsters,? by Lauren Elkin|
The new book by Lauren Elkin examines artists who?ve defied conventions and expectations, including Carolee Schneemann, Eva Hesse and Kara Walker.
|Book Review: ?Pedro Páramo,? by Juan Rulfo|
For decades, Juan Rulfo?s novel, ?Pedro Páramo,? has cast an uncanny spell on writers. A new translation may bring it broader appeal.
|Suleika Jaouad Revisits Bone Marrow Transplant in ?American Symphony?|
This month, writer Suleika Jaouad revisits her second bone marrow transplant in the documentary ?American Symphony.?
The poem?s repetitions evoke the grim repetitions of history.
|Toni Tipton-Martin?s New Book Chronicles the Black History of Cocktails|
The author of ?The Jemima Code? has distilled 200 years of African American drinking know-how into her new ?Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs and Juice.?
|Inside the Best Books of 2023 List|
|The 10 Best Books of 2023|
The staff of The New York Times Book Review choose the year?s standout fiction and nonfiction.
|Kids? Books That Don?t Ignore the Dark Side of Life|
It would be tempting to allow my son to believe in a world that will never betray him, but I want him to know better.
Copyright New York Times