Book news

The Life of Mike Nichols
dec 7, 2019

Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch.

‘I’m a Business, Man’
By Tina Jordan dec 6, 2019

Michael Eric Dyson’s book, “Jay-Z: Made in America” is new on the nonfiction list this week.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered by Those Who Knew Him Best
By Alan Light dec 6, 2019

For “Texas Flood,” their oral history of the legendary blues guitarist, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort talked to his family, bandmates and crew.

Don’t Forget to Bring a Book!
By Grant Snider dec 6, 2019

An artist reimagines the season’s favorites.

Rereading Jean Rhys and Re-evaluating Margaret Thatcher
dec 6, 2019

Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

New in Paperback: ‘Presidents of War’ and ‘Solitary’
By Maria Russo dec 6, 2019

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

Beer With Bella: Tyson Yunkaporta
By Isabella Kwai dec 6, 2019

The scholar on how Indigenous thinking can lead to innovation and save the world. Also, Vikings and beer.

Times Critics’ Top Art Books of 2019
By Holland Cotter, Roberta Smith, Jason Farago and Martha Schwendener dec 6, 2019

The Times’s art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
dec 5, 2019

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

The Stories Behind American Heroes, Made Accessible to Kids
dec 5, 2019

Picture book biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Katherine Johnson, Jimmy Carter and more introduce people who just kept going, until they changed the world.