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  1. PhotoPublishers are worried about physical bookstores, a critical part of the literary ecosystem that was battered during the shutdown.
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    What Snoop Dogg’s Success Says About the Book Industry

    Will the shifts brought on by the pandemic, favoring online retailers over bookstores and established authors over new ones, change publishing forever?

    By Alexandra Alter and

    1. PhotoJonathan Ames became a showrunner at HBO thanks to his short story “Bored to Death.” “Even then,” he said, “my Holy Grail was to be writing crime novels.”
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      Brooklyn Man Finds New Life in Crime (Writing)

      Jonathan Ames, known for his confessional essays and TV shows like “Bored to Death,” tries his hand at a detective novel with “A Man Named Doll.”

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    Globetrotting

    Your sneak preview of books in translation coming out in 2021, updated each season.

    By Rebecca Lieberman and

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    What to Read Right Now

    Book recommendations from editors at the New York Times Book Review.

  3. The Book Review Podcast

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    Celebrating 15 Years of the Podcast

    Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus and others discuss what’s happened behind the scenes during 15 years of the podcast.

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  1. PhotoThe playwright Lorraine Hansberry in 1959.
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    The Brief, Brilliant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

    Soyica Diggs Colbert’s “Radical Vision” situates the playwright of “A Raisin in the Sun” as a writer who offered “a road map to negotiate Black suffering in the past and present.”

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