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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more