Times Critics Discuss the Year in Books, From Triumphs to Disappointments Times Critics Discuss the Year in Books, From Triumphs to Disappointments

The Times’s staff critics talk with each other about the wide variety of reading they did in 2018.

yesterday, 23:22
Essay: Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How. Essay: Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How.

Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.

yesterday, 11:00
Books News: John le Carré’s Next Novel to Land in 2019 Books News: John le Carré’s Next Novel to Land in 2019

“Agent Running in the Field” will feature a 26-year-old character navigating political turmoil in present-day London.

yesterday, 13:00
Yes, there are still things to learn about Churchill, as fine new biography reveals Yes, there are still things to learn about Churchill, as fine new biography reveals

Andrew Roberts has written an excellent new biography of Winston Churchill called "Churchill: A Walk With Destiny." A 4-star book review.        

yesterday, 18:00
The Best Poetry of 2018 The Best Poetry of 2018

The Book Review’s poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.

yesterday, 20:00
David Sedaris’s Back Pages, Before ‘SantaLand’ Made Him a Star David Sedaris’s Back Pages, Before ‘SantaLand’ Made Him a Star

The writer’s archive, which has just been bought by Yale, includes his voluminous diaries and other private handmade books.

yesterday, 19:02
Books of The Times: A Memoir That Might Inspire You to Break a Sweat Books of The Times: A Memoir That Might Inspire You to Break a Sweat

Peter Sagal, the host of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR, writes about the rigors and rewards of his life as a runner in “The Incomplete Book of Running.”

yesterday, 21:59
Newsbook: President Trump Seeks New Chief of Staff. 3 Books Show Why His Next Pick Matters. Newsbook: President Trump Seeks New Chief of Staff. 3 Books Show Why His Next Pick Matters.

From Nixon’s White House to Obama’s, these books highlight presidential right-hand men and their outsize power.

yesterday, 23:58
Front Burner: The English Christmas Decoded Front Burner: The English Christmas Decoded

Nigel Slater’s newest tome is a guidebook to the winter season, with recipes for mincemeat and flavored spirits, and history and lore.

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