NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth McCracken, a fiction writer praised for her sharply detailed stories of grief and disaster, has won a $20,000 prize. McCracken won the Story Prize for her collection "Thunderstruck," award officials announced Thursday night. Her other books include the novel "The Giant's House" and the memoir "An Exact Replica of a...
In “Curtains,” arts administrator Michael Kaiser presents a grim analysis of the future of arts and arts funding in America, but he suggests some innovations that could prompt a turnaround.
Jennifer McLagan examines “bitter” and all its uses.
Husband and wife Claire Dederer and Bruce Barcott read (and drink) at Phinney Books.
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“The Food Babe Way” tops nonfiction book sales.
“Being Mortal” tops hardcover books.
Alan Lightman’s memoir “Screening Room: Family Pictures” is a recollection of his larger-than-life Memphis-based family, but its narrative power is blunted because some of the characters are belatedly revealed as fictional.
Book editor Mary Ann Gwinn likes “books about books,” and she recommends a compelling one: “The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book,” by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée.
Chilean author Alejandro Zambra’s story collection “My Documents” chronicles the quiet rhythms of life in Chile after the Pinochet dictatorship, where secrecy remains an essential element of social life.