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Bruce Springsteen: By the Book 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:04 GMT 
    The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”








ArtsBeat: Have You Got Questions for Gillian Flynn or Cheryl Strayed? 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:48:24 GMT 
    Let us know what you would ask these best-selling authors.








ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:17:56 GMT 
    New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.








Books of The Times: ‘Respect’ Tells Aretha Franklin’s Life Story 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:02:39 GMT 
    “Respect” is David Ritz’s latest biography, this one about the life of Aretha Franklin.








Newly Released: Books by David Nicholls and Edward St. Aubyn 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:29:59 GMT 
    Recent releases include fiction by David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn, Yannick Grannec and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.








Emmanuel Carrère’s New Book Profiles Edward Limonov 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:32:49 GMT 
    Emmanuel Carrère’s new book profiles Edward Limonov, the bad boy of Soviet dissident writers.








Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:02:23 GMT 
    Mr. Kinnell’s works could encompass celebrations of Manhattan street life and meditations on mortality. In 1983, he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award.


ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:33:15 GMT 
    Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.








Books of The Times: ‘The Book of Strange New Things,’ by Michel Faber 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:48:09 GMT 
    In Michel Faber’s novel “The Book of Strange New Things,” a missionary dispatched to a faraway planet gets desperate missives from his wife.








Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book? 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:00:03 GMT 
    Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.








A Conversation With: Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change 
  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:21:24 GMT 
    A historian of science imagines what future generations will make of our current handling of climate change.








Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81 
  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:33:42 GMT 
    Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”








Books of The Times: John Lahr’s ‘Tennessee Williams’ Fleshes Out the Playwright 
  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:14:25 GMT 
    “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” is John Lahr’s thick volume on the playwright.


Books: Martha Weinman Lear Returns to Medical Memoir, With Less Fury, in ‘Echoes of Heartsounds’ 
  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:07:55 GMT 
    Martha Weinman Lear returns to the territory she covered in “Heartsounds,” but this is not a sequel so much as a rueful epilogue, a brief account of her own recent skirmish with heart disease.








Laugharne Journal: In Wales, a Toast to Dylan Thomas on His 100th Birthday 
  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:23:39 GMT 
    In a country that has long been ill at ease with its hard-living son, Thomas’s granddaughter is trying to refocus public attention on the poet’s work.






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