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Dealing in uncertainty, the essay may be the perfect form for our time

Sharks were swimming in the New York Stock Exchange. On the night of Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy brought chaos and destruction to New York, Twitter had the news. First, a tweet headed BREAKING (all caps) went out saying that the exchange had been flooded with more than three feet of water.

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Andrés Neuman crosses boundaries across the Americas in 'How to Travel Without Seeing'

Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman, one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish Language Novelists, is the recipient of Spain’s most prestigious literary awards. He makes his nonfiction debut with the essay collection “How to Travel Without Seeing” (Restless Books: 224 pp., $15.99), written while traveling through Latin America. In this essay, Neuman leaves Argentina for Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

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Cynthia Ozick, with her new collection 'Critics, Monsters, Fanatics,' on her writing life

The novel is the crown jewel of culture for Cynthia Ozick, who has written novels, short stories and criticism, winning major plaudits in all forms. Now 88, she takes the temperature of our time and diagnoses its condition with the timeless insight of a sage.

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Who do you love? Ben Greenman lets the songs ask the questions

Ben Greenman, a contributing writer to the New Yorker, was the co-writer of Questlove’s bestselling memoir, “Mo Meta Blues.” Greenman frequently explores narrative form: One of his eight works of fiction, 2008’s “Correspondences,” packed short stories into a stationery set.

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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' goes on sale Saturday night. Here's what you need to know.

Fans have waited nine long years since the last installment of the magical “Harry Potter” book series came out  — but as the clock ticks past midnight Saturday into Sunday, readers can once again immerse themselves in the world that is Harry Potter.

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Man Booker Prize longlist includes Paul Beatty's novel set in South L.A. and J.M. Coetzee

The British-based Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious awards for literary fiction in the world, announced its longlist Wednesday, with five American authors on the list of 13.

It’s only the third year that authors from outside the Commonwealth have been considered for the prize, which presented its first award in 1969.

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