Omissions Are Not AccidentsThe life of Marianne Moore, whose legend grew as she winnowed complexity from her work.
A 24-foot Panorama of the Most Infamous Day of World War IJoe Sacco annotates his monumental new book, The Great War.
The Everything StoreA new book tells the story of Jeff Bezos and Amazon, but misses what really makes the online retailer revolutionary.
What’s Your Sign?A big, ambitious novel of 19th-century New Zealand with astrology at its heart.
Or and OrCarl Phillips’ poetry is haunted by all that cannot co-exist.
Dear Internet: Jonathan Franzen Is Not Your Enemy
Literally the Best Thing EverA year in the life of Rookie magazine.
“Like a King That Orders One Thing Then Orders the Opposite Thing”Why does James Franco make people so angry?
The Return of the Cartoonist Studio PrizeLast year Chris Ware and Noelle Stevenson each won $1,000. What cartoonists will win in 2013?
I Once Thought I Didn’t Like Alice MunroMaybe you think so, too. Here’s how to love her.
All That Happens Must Be KnownDave Eggers has zero interest in the tech world. So why did he write a 500-page satire about it?
“A Search Result With No Instructions on How to Look for It”From the remarkable Thomas Pynchon, a novel of the dot-com era and the end of history.
Pure as the Driven SnowPamela Erens’ The Virgins and the creepy narrator who remembers them.
Texas Forever!Three brave novelists dare to imagine Lone Star secession.
Beyond BlackLaird Barron and the evolution of cosmic horror.
A Reader’s Book of Days: Nov. 4Hundreds of years of literary history, day by day.
The Jumped-Up Pantry Boy Who Never Knew His PlaceMorrissey’s Autobiography.
Donna Tartt and Michael PietschThe Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
I Was BurningSarah Schulman’s landmark lesbian novel of grief and rage, 25 years later.
All Children Are HeartlessThe girl who invented Fairyland—and the books she’s not writing for children, exactly.
Beautiful LegoGorgeous artwork built brick by brick.
Executors or Executioners?Why can’t my biography of Shel Silverstein quote the works of Shel Silverstein? His censorious estate.
Reelin’ in the YearsSteely Dan’s Donald Fagen writes a portrait of the artist as a grumpy old man.
The Birth of Planned ParenthoodA comics biography of the inspiring, infuriating Margaret Sanger.
Gladwell Is GoliathDo puny readers stand a chance against his latest book?
Here’s DannyWith Doctor Sleep, Stephen King has written a worthy sequel to The Shining.
JerusalemA wrathful, outraged book about healing and reconciliation.
A Peek Inside My Son's HeadThe author of Cloud Atlas on why he translated a book by a 13-year-old Japanese boy with autism.
The Dastardly Death of the Devilish Director’s DaughterWhen reading Marisha Pessl’s Night Film, you might want to roll your eyes, but they’ll be glued to the page.
I’ll Tell You Why I Love BirdsAnd Their Fate Is Our Fate tells you why we should listen to them.