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Puttin’ On “Puttin’ On the Ritz": Remembering Gene Wilder

The director of Young Frankenstein pays tribute to cocreator Wilder—who died in August—and remembers their one big fight.


Gift Guide: Holiday Book List

13 stylish new titles to add to the coffee table collection this season.


The Mystery of the Japanese Mystery

If, as they say, crime novels unveil a nation’s deepest fears—think Stieg Larsson and James Ellroy—what do Japan’s thrillers tell us?


Finding Murakami

The former editor of The New Yorker on discovering Japan’s most distinguished novelist


Richard Beard Invents a New Genre: Call it “Gospel Noir”

The writer debuts a new kind of fiction with his latest novel, The Apostle Killer, now available in the U.S.


Everyday Africa: The Next Phase

A new book from the acclaimed social media project asks readers to confront their misperceptions about life on the continent.


The Essential Japanese Reading List

Headed to Japan? Our short list of the best books to read offers the ultimate primer before you go.


The Best Books for Fall

The 5 volumes at the top of our reading list this season.


A Sense of Place: Novelist Alexander Maksik’s Pacific Northwest

The author of this month’s much-anticipated Shelter in Place opens up about a grunge-fueled young adulthood, a once-in-a-life time...


Worth Getting Out of Bed For: Ivan Goncharov’s Oblomov

With a storied literary career behind him, the former editor in chief of The New Yorker and Knopf—and author of the new memoir...