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When a Therapist Puts Buddhism Into Practice

When a Therapist Puts Buddhism Into Practice

Mark Epstein, whose books explore the intersection of Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, at his home in Manhattan.

How to Catch a Killer in China: Another Chinese Crime Novel Goes Global

How to Catch a Killer in China: Another Chinese Crime Novel Goes Global

Crime, Zhou Haohui says, is a universal theme, which is why detective stories or police thrillers can more easily transcend cultural divides than, say, historical fiction.

‘Cat Person’ Author, Kristen Roupenian, Gets 7-Figure Book Deal

‘Cat Person’ Author, Kristen Roupenian, Gets 7-Figure Book Deal

Kristen Roupenian, the author of “Cat Person,” a fiction piece in The New Yorker that became a viral phenomenon, has agreed to a two-book deal.

Lots of People Love ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Roxane Gay Isn’t One of Them.

Lots of People Love ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Roxane Gay Isn’t One of Them.

Gregory Peck, left, as Atticus Finch with Brock Peters in the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Jane Austen’s First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated

Jane Austen’s First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated

Jane Austen, left, loathed the Prince Regent, who later became George IV, but he might have been one of her first readers.

Philip Roth, a Born Spellbinder and Peerless Chronicler of Sex and Death

Philip Roth, a Born Spellbinder and Peerless Chronicler of Sex and Death

Philip Roth at home in New York City in January 2018.

Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?

Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?

As a child, Kwame Alexander was surrounded by books. Now he’ll have his own imprint at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

Clockwise from top left: Kahlil Gibran; F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda; Agatha Christie; Jean Toomer; and Thomas Mann.


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