Andrew Clements, who mined a brief career as a teacher in Illinois in writing two dozen books for young readers, most notably “Frindle,” which sold more than eight million copies, died on Nov. 28 at his
William S. McFeely, a historian who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Ulysses S. Grant but was also well known for advancing the field of black history, died on Wednesday in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
Elisabeth Sifton, a widely respected book editor and publisher who burnished manuscripts by many of the 20th century’s literary lions, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 80. Her son Sam the
William Luce, who in his 40s turned from a musical career to writing one-character plays about Emily Dickinson, Isak Dinesen, Lillian Hellman and John Barrymore — all of which were produced on Broadway
Jeff VanderMeer was hiking the grassy, swamp-lined pathways of a wildlife refuge outside Tallahassee, Fla., a few years ago when he and a friend found themselves in the path of a charging wild boar. The
After the surprise conclusion of The Walking Dead comic book in July, many fans of Robert Kirkman, the creator and writer of the zombie series, wondered what he would do next. The answer is coming in with
A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman’s Harrowing Escape From the Nazis By Françoise Frenkel Translated by Stephanie Smee When Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish woman born in Poland, opened
A week before Christmas 1846. A world-famous composer comes unannounced to his sister’s house in Berlin. She is expecting him. Sister and brother are so close they anticipate each other’s thoughts. Fanny
“At dawn on Monday, Jan. 11, 1993, the fire brigade came to put out a fire in a house in Prévessin-Moëns, a small village in France’s Ain department, near the Swiss border. They found the partially charred
In her Nobel lecture, delivered in Stockholm earlier this month, the Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk surveyed the world of letters with dismay. What happened to its power and promise? she asked. What happened
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: A previous version of this article misspelled the given name of a Bosnian-German author, He is Sasa Stanisic, not Sava. STOCKHOLM — Peter
An admiring colleague said of the writer Alice Adams that she “threw a different kind of light on women and what they want, or think they want.” In one of Adams’s late stories, “Old Love Affairs” — published
A four-volume Leonardo da Vinci compilation, the writings of Jill Johnston, a seductive collection of Carlo Mollino’s photography and a deeply researched book about imbalances in MoMA’s permanent collection.
In the annals of political warfare, sober recitations of facts often pale next to lurid speculation. Before they founded the private intelligence firm Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch had long
TRUMP AND HIS GENERALS The Cost of Chaos By Peter Bergen Luckily, no one makes us read a book that covers all of our bad moments in the dental chair — the tut-tutting about a cracked tooth, the anesthetic-charged