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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?

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Finding Murakami

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

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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.

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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.

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The Essential Japanese Reading List

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

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The Best Books for Fall

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

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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...

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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...

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The Best New Cookbooks for Fall

15 releases to add to your collection this season.

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The Best Beach Reads of 2016

Summer's must-read books, as determined by their portability and substance; plus, a few more that we just can't put down.