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  • Dan Chaon is Not Sad (Most of the Time)

    Dan Chaon sits in the attic room of the house where he has written five of his six books, petting Ray Bradbury. When Chaon brought Ray home six years back, the dog didn’t even know how to play. “Now he’s a little more mischievous,” Chaon says, as Ray curls up on the royal blue sofa. He was about a year old when Chaon got him, and he’d been seriously abused, shot repeatedly in the body and face. Buckshot can still be felt under his loose skin. “A physical emblem of what he’s gone through,” Chaon says, running his hand over the bumps.

  • Back to the Future: Elan Mastai

    Elan Mastai, in his novel 'All Our Wrong Todays' toys with love, sci-fi and a time machine.

  • Spotlight On...Charlie Donlea

    Donlea is a bold new suspense writer who uses his own past and obsessions to create thrilling twists that will keep readers enthralled. (Sponsored)

  • Spotlight on Davis Bunn

    Miramar Bay, the new book of women’s fiction from internationally bestselling author Davis Bunn, opens with a striking image: Connor Larkin, a successful actor engaged to a famous heiress, boards a late-night bus departing Los Angeles, leaving his fiancée, wealth, and fame behind.

  • Lost in Translation

    Leningrad-born Larissa Volokhonsky and American Richard Pevear met in Manhattan in 1976, married, moved to France in the late ’80s, and have since become the most prolific and prominent contemporary translators of Russian literature.

  • Forget the Singer: Hari Kunzru

    In 'White Tears,' Hari Kunzru’s new novel, a couple of hipsters run afoul of the music industry and the ghost of a blues musician.

  • PW’s Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2016

    The authors of some of our top books of the year share their favorite titles published in 2016.

  • An Immigrant Story: Shanthi Sekaran

    Shanthi Sekaran’s new novel, 'Lucky Boy,' explores the plight of a mexican woman whose son is taken from her and adopted out to an Indian couple.

  • Split Lives: Paul Auster

    The author discusses how he wrote his 16th novel, '4321' in which the protagonist leads four parallel lives.

  • Spotlight on T. Martin Bennett

    Ten years ago, T. Martin Bennett found an old copy of a book about Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and who is still largely unknown to Americans, except as a one-dimensional enemy of the U.S. during wartime.

  • How One Thriller Writer Keeps His Series Fresh

    Evan Smoak, one of the world's most dangerous assassins, returns in Gregg Hurwitz's second Orphan X thriller, 'The Nowhere Man.'

  • Staying Alive: Otto Penzler

    The sixth entry in Penzler’s Big Books series takes on Jack the Ripper.

  • Searching for Authenticity: Mario Batali

    In 'Big American Cookbook,' Italian cooking master Batali turns to the regional cooking of his home country. "I’ve been just as excited to eat in Iowa, say, as I have in Umbria."

  • I Don't Like My Characters: Ottessa Moshfegh

    Moshfegh follows up her acclaimed novel 'Eileen' with a short story collection that follows characters who live on the margins.

  • Spotlight on Genella Macintyre

    Genella Macintyre, author of 5 Steps to Reducing Stress: Recognizing What Works, has devoted her career to helping people develop strategies for reducing stress, which plagues almost everyone.

  • Saving Louis Till: John Edgar Wideman

    John Edgar Wideman writes the story of Emmett Till's father, Louis, who was executed by the Army in 1945.

  • Surviving Survivor's Guilt: Alice Hoffman

    Alice Hoffman discusses her latest novel, 'Faithful,' and her sheepdog's Instagram account.

  • Sex, Lies, and a Murder Plot

    Journalist John Preston elevates a minor British politician in a nonfiction story that reads like a whodunit.

  • Spotlight on Fredrik Backman

    The new book by Fredrik Backman, the Swedish author of the New York Times–bestselling A Man Called Ove, is unlike any of his others.

  • Investigating the Infamous Yogurt Shop Murders

    Beverly Lowry's new book, 'Who Killed These Girls?', is an investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of four teenage girls in an Austin, Texas, yogurt shop.

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