Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach
- Ian McEwan made his reputation with ten shortish books, then zoomed to the zenith of English novelists with the 368-page Atonement.
Ian McEwan: Saturday
- Ian McEwan is England's best living novelist. Pretty much everyone in England agrees.
Identity Theory, Peter Temple
- I loathe thrillers.
I've had to read a few in order to interview their authors, and not one has done anything but depress me.
If I Stay, Gayle Forman
- It started with Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. She loved reading children’s books and wondered if other adults did t
In the King's Arms, Sonia Taitz
- The wheels of justice grind slow.
“In the King’s Arms” has just been published, but Sonia Taitz wrote it twenty-five years ago
Inside Moves, Todd Walton
- E-MAIL FROM TODD WALTON: A new edition of "Inside Moves" will be published in Spring of 2013, with an introduction by Sh
- “The greatest mind ever to stay in prep school,” Norman Mailer said of him, and for a lot of people, that's pretty much the line on Sa
Jackpot, Tsipi Keller
- Do you know the novels of Jean Rhys? So many don't. And that's criminal --- Rhys was one of the greatest storytellers of the last century.
Lucky me --- most of the writers I revere are dead.
James Salter: All That Is
- "A major literary event."
That’s the phrase for any novel by James Salter, and especially “All That Is.” First, because Sa
James Salter: Last Night
- Philip married Adele on a day in June. It was cloudy and the wind was blowing. Later the sun came out.
James Salter: Light Years
- Joe Fox, a legendary editor at Random House, was once asked which of the books he worked on would be called “great” long after their rev
Jesus' Son, Denis Johnson
- "Jesus’ Son” is one of the ten funniest books I've ever read.
A guy has a knife stuck in his eye; a drugged-out hospital orderly save