Book news

French Publisher Apologizes for Stating C.I.A. Was Behind 9/11 Attacks
By Derrick Bryson Taylor jan 22, 2020

The company said the misinformation in its history textbook “echoes conspiracy theories devoid of any factual basis.”

Virginia Woolf Is Trending
By Vanessa Friedman jan 22, 2020

The author-as-muse at Givenchy, ikat-as-muse at Armani and upcycling at Margiela.

With His Fourth Book, Charles Yu Finally Feels Like a Writer
By Adam Sternbergh jan 22, 2020

“Interior Chinatown” explores Asian-American stereotypes, something that captivated the novelist and TV writer as he thought about stars, supporting characters and who gets to play the lead.

In South India, a Fragmented Family Turns Into an Overflowing One
By Aditi Sriram jan 22, 2020

Tishani Doshi’s novel “Small Days and Nights” sends an unhappy expat home to Tamil Nadu to start a new life with a sister she never knew she had.

Rare Culinary Editions on View
By Florence Fabricant jan 21, 2020

A California book dealer is bringing his vintage food books and manuscripts to New York for Bibliography Week.

New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From Anne Brontë to Federico Fellini
jan 21, 2020

A selection of recent visual books of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

‘The Longing for Less’ Gets at the Big Appeal of Minimalism
By Jennifer Szalai jan 21, 2020

Kyle Chayka’s book delves into art, architecture, music and philosophy to learn why the idea of “less is more” keeps resurfacing.

After Culinary and Literary Acclaim, She’s Moving to the Woods
By Kim Severson jan 21, 2020

The chef Iliana Regan created a hit Chicago restaurant and wrote a tough, award-winning memoir. But her real dream lives in a cabin in northern Michigan.

A Bag of Cash Falls From the Sky. Trouble Is Close Behind.
By Kevin Wilson jan 21, 2020

Stephen Wright’s satirical novel “Processed Cheese” takes on the excesses of the superrich.

Teenage Heroes in a Mythical Land Fight Monsters, and Stereotypes
By Kaitlyn Wells jan 21, 2020

“The Good Hawk,” a thrilling adventure fantasy debut by Joseph Elliott, has a heroine with intellectual disabilities. It’s about time.