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Readers respond to Zadie Smith’s By the Book interview and more.
Boldface names and bold debuts are among those on this year’s list of 100 Notable Books.
In “The Princess Diarist,” Carrie Fisher dishes about her life inside the “Star Wars” industrial complex. SPOILER ALERT!
New books by and about movie stars include a collection of photos and writing by Alan Cumming, a memoir by Tippi Hedren, “The Tao of Bill Murray” and more.
New travel books include “The Timbuktu School for Nomads” and “The Humorless Ladies of Border Control.”
Simon Reynolds’s “Shock and Awe” covers the glory days of glam rock and its pioneers, including T. Rex, David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Roxy Music.
Leslie Bennetts’s “Last Girl Before Freeway” revisits milestones in Joan Rivers’s life, like her childhood, marriage and famous break with Johnny Carson.
Thomas Friedman talks about his latest book, and David France discusses “How to Survive a Plague.”
The roots of Black Lives Matter in the Black Power movement and the Black Panthers.
Mara Einstein’s “Black Ops Advertising” is about the increasing trickery of “stealth advertising” and branded entertainment.
The Hungarian writer Szilard Borbely created fiction about the village past and poetry about the urban present.
An astronaut’s memoir, an astronomer’s guide to the solar system and a search for evidence of alien life.
The author on the word that fills him with dread.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times Book Review.
In “Our Revolution,” No.3 on the hardcover nonfiction list, Bernie Sanders recaps the successes of his underdog run and emphasizes that he’s still fighting for populist causes.
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Earth Is Weeping,” “Algren: A Life” and more.
“The Best of The Harvard Lampoon” collects pieces from the satirical magazine’s 140-year history.
Javier Marías’s new novel, “Thus Bad Begins,” is the story of a bad marriage and the unraveling of a Franco-era crime.
Yoko Tawada’s “Memoirs of a Polar Bear” connects human and nonhuman characters.