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The Village of Round and Square Houses

Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality of Mathematical Imagination

The Carrying

The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel: John Williams, ‘Stoner,’ and the Writing Life

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Margalit Fox, author of Conan Doyle for the Defense, discusses one of the 20th century’s most sensational crimes—and how Arthur Conan Doyle helped solve it.

Children’s Bookshelf

Children’s authors have mounted a campaign, Kid Lit Says No Kids in Cages, to fight against the separation of immigrant families by the U.S. government.

BookLife Report

Author-illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt explains how she leveraged self-publishing as her career evolved.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese reports from the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.

More to Come

Calvin Reid interviews newly appointed Valiant Comics executive editor Joe Illidge.


PW senior editor Mark Rotella interviews Ted Alvarez about his book, The Survival Hacker’s Handbook.

PW Radio

Amanda Stern discusses her new book, Little Panic. PW deputy reviews editor Gabe Habash previews PW’s fall announcements.



Children’s booksellers gather in New Orleans for Children’s Institute 6.