On Poetry: After Dylan’s Nobel, What Makes a Poet a Poet?

Months later, the response to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize remains mixed. Our poetry columnist weighs in.

yesterday, 5:00
Fiction: Stepping Out of the Shadow of a Boozy, Bookish Dad

In “The Barrowfields,” a debut novel by Philip Lewis, a son tries to come to terms with the weight of his family’s past.

yesterday, 12:00
Nonfiction: How a Scrap of Red Paper Enthralled a Century of Collectors

James Barron unveils the history of the most expensive stamp ever printed in “The One-Cent Magenta.”

yesterday, 12:00
The Shortlist: Irish Fiction

Three new works of Irish fiction by Jess Kidd, Caitriona Lally and John Toomey.

yesterday, 11:00
Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to “The Gestapo,” reading Proust and more.

yesterday, 11:00
Nonfiction: On the Trail With a Biographer Bringing Lost Lives to Light

“This Long Pursuit” puts us on the ground with the master biographer Richard Holmes and the elusive lives he inhabits.

yesterday, 10:00
Fiction: Stories of Fragmented Lives in the Emirates

Deepak Unnikrishnan’s story collection, “Temporary People,” riffs on the plight of South Asian guest workers in the Gulf states.

yesterday, 10:00
Nonfiction: Angela Carter: From the Magic Toyshop to the Bloody Chamber

In “The Invention of Angela Carter,” Edmund Gordon showcases a British writer whose novels combined fantasy and feminism.

yesterday, 10:00
Fiction: A Czech Astronaut’s Earthly Troubles Come Along for the Ride

Jaroslav Kalfar’s zany debut novel, “Spaceman of Bohemia,” features a Czech astronaut with a lot of baggage back on Earth. Hari Kunzru reviews.

yesterday, 10:00
Fiction: Dan Chaon’s Latest Takes on Satanism, Suspicious Deaths and a Faltering Family

Dan Chaon’s haunting, strikingly original new novel, “Ill Will,” is a foray into recovered memories and serial killing.

yesterday, 14:00