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Jane Austen’s First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated

Jane Austen’s First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated

Jane Austen, left, loathed the Prince Regent, who later became George IV, but he might have been one of her first readers.

Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

Yrsa Daley-Ward’s fans on Instagram and Twitter see her poems as a tool for healing.

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

Sayaka Murata in a Tokyo convenience store similar to the one where the main character in her novel works.

Harper Lee’s Will, Unsealed, Only Adds More Mystery to Her Life

Harper Lee’s Will, Unsealed, Only Adds More Mystery to Her Life

Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” who died in 2016.

What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

The author Philip Roth, who died on Tuesday, at his home on the Upper West Side in January.

Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays

Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays

Dennis McCarthy, a self-taught Shakespeare scholar, at his home in North Hampton, N.H.

‘Cat Person’ Author, Kristen Roupenian, Gets 7-Figure Book Deal

‘Cat Person’ Author, Kristen Roupenian, Gets 7-Figure Book Deal

Kristen Roupenian, the author of “Cat Person,” a fiction piece in The New Yorker that became a viral phenomenon, has agreed to a two-book deal.

Attention, Please: Anne Tyler Has Something to Say

Attention, Please: Anne Tyler Has Something to Say

Anne Tyler at her home in Baltimore.

No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

Philip Roth, photographed at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in January 2018.

The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

Junot Diaz on Friday was accused of aggressive and sometimes violent behavior by writers on Twitter, including Zinzi Clemmons and Carmen Maria Machado.

A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture

A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture

Stig Abell, 38, the editor of the Times Literary Supplement, at the book review journal’s offices in The News Building, the London headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

Lots of People Love ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Roxane Gay Isn’t One of Them.

Lots of People Love ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Roxane Gay Isn’t One of Them.

Gregory Peck, left, as Atticus Finch with Brock Peters in the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Ibtihaj Muhammad: The Olympic Fencer Is Charting Her Own Path

Ibtihaj Muhammad: The Olympic Fencer Is Charting Her Own Path

Ibtihaj Muhammad winning a fencing match at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


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