Carl Hulse’s latest examines how the highest court hit its lowest point

Veteran political reporter Carl Hulse's new book examines how "outrageous audacity" came to define the shape of the highest court in the land.


From ‘Rest and Relaxation’ to refreshing research

Newton-born novelist Ottessa Moshfegh’s bestseller arrives in paperback this week

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A gay Vietnamese immigrant’s letter to his illiterate mom

Prize-winning poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.” 

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Joyce Carol Oates’s latest: Not perhaps her best, but still pretty good

Joyce Carol Oates’s new novel is “My Life as a Rat.”

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Out of the closet, into the fray: Stonewall revisited

Four books look back at the Stonewall Riots.

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Mass. Book Award winners; a new memoir examines the traps and contradictions of masculinity

News from the New England literary scene.

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Helping young readers become little lie detectors

“Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature” is the latest in a series from children’s writer Ammi-Joan Paquette

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‘In West Mills’ a view of a small town from a big talent

A rich cast of characters makes for a “quietly glorious” debut from novelist De’Shawn Charles Winslow.

When it’s OK to allow literature to influence dining

Eating your way through literature sounds fun, but is it healthy?

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// The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

Most anticipated fall books


// 19 must-read books for fall

This year brings big new biographies of Gorbachev, Grant, and FDR, pointed and personal political takes from Hillary Clinton and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and fiction from Jennifer Egan, Alice McDermott, James McBride, Louise Erdrich, and others.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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A ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel is coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

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A deep dive into the tale of Pericles

“The Porpoise: A Novel” is the latest from “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” author Mark Haddon.

Framingham author Erica Ferencik (above) traveled to the Bolivian Amazon (top) to research her new thriller “Into the Jungle.”

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Amazon adventures, LAMBDA laureates, and local natives

The latest news from the New England literary scene.


A late-blooming love of Joan Didion

Novelist Esi Edugyan comes to the Nantucket Book Festival

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On aliens, culture, and colonialism

“The Lesson” is the debut novel from Somerville-based author Cadwell Turnbull

Little Fires Everywhere -- Based on Celeste NgÕs 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood Ð and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Mia Warren (Kerry Washington) and Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon), shown. (Photo by: Erin Simkin/Hulu)


Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon post a first look at ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ 

The upcoming Hulu series is based on the book by Cambridge author Celeste Ng.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 26: Chef Jose Andres smiles during a reception where he was presented with a ceremonial key to the Las Vegas Strip to recognize his contributions to the Las Vegas culinary scene as well as for his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts at his restaurant, Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, at SLS Las Vegas Hotel on April 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Andres, the founder of the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) for his efforts in feeding victims after natural disasters including wildfires, floods and in particular, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

José Andrés learned English by watching Julia Child. Now he’s getting an award in her name

Andrés will be the 2019 recipient of the Julia Child Award, to be presented in November at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where Child’s Cambridge kitchen is an attraction.

Linda Fairstein.

Publisher drops Central Park 5 prosecutor Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein has been dropped by her publisher as fallout continues for the former Central Park 5 prosecutor over the wrongful conviction of five teens for a 1989 rape and beating of a female jogger.

Globe Magazine

In the age of Uber and Snapchat, how do you get teens excited to drive?

An expert on the American automobile confronts a pressing question: Can his teenage daughter look up from her phone long enough to get behind the wheel?


Greater Boston author readings June 9-15

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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A magazine wunderkind wants to pay it forward

“More Than Enough” is Elaine Welteroth’s memoir-manifesto.

Janaka Stucky in the Black Ocean studio.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Performing hallucinatory poetry; Nantucket book fest highlights

News from the New England literary scene.

David Mellor with his service dog, Drago, at Fenway Park.

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How Fenway Park’s chief groundskeeper overcame PTSD after two freak accidents

David Mellor’s baseball career was cut short when a car hit him. Years later, he was hit again while on a field.

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What’s hot for summer reading

Making a list of books for your beach or porch time? Here are more than 75 suggestions.


Greater Boston author readings June 2 - June 8

A weekly calendar of literary events.


Drawn to bios of stars of that old time rock ‘n’ roll

Australian novelist Graeme Simsion’s new book is “The Rosie Result.”

A student from the Massachusetts Literary Education and Performance Collective recited poetry at the 2016

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

New poems from 826 Boston students; Lit Crawl coming; Hoffman center fund-raiser

The latest new from the New England literary scene.

Local bestsellers for the week ending 5/26

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. 

05/29/2019 BOSTON, MA L-R Ben Mezrich (cq), Tyler Winklevoss (cq) and Tonya Mezrich (cq) during a party for Ben Mezrich's new book


Ben Mezrich toasts his new book ‘Bitcoin Billionaires’ with a bash at the Mandarin Oriental

It was a full house at the Mandarin Wednesday night, where friends and fans of author Ben Mezrich celebrated the launch of his 20th book.

Barbara Bosworth’s “Full Moon, Meadow, Carlisle, Massachusetts,” 2004.

Critic’s Notebook

It must have been moonglow

It’s the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, time to celebrate a cultural lunar love affair.

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Profound lessons of an ordinary life

Steve Almond’s “William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life” focuses on a novel about a quiet, obscure academic.

A light, fizzy summer cocktail with a strikingly complex finish

Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel is “City of Girls.’’

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Bringing Jack the Ripper’s victims out of the darkness

Hallie Rubenhold’s new book is “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper’’

Senators discuss impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.

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Lessons for our riven time from that of the first impeachment

Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers’’ focuses on the case of President Andrew Johnson.

Mindy Kaling attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the


Mindy Kaling’s new book slated for summer 2020 release

“It’s so exciting for me to share the secrets of how I balance being a professional writer, actor, and single mom in a new collection of essays,” Kaling said in a post. “I mean, it would be so exciting to share those secrets. I don’t have them.”

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. A U.S. administration official says Mattis will leave his post Jan. 1, 2019, as President Donald Trump is expected to name deputy defense chief Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)


Ex-defense secretary Jim Mattis has book coming this summer

Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has a book coming out this summer, but he warns that it will not be a “tell-all” about President Donald Trump.

‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ author Judith Kerr dies at 95

Judith Kerr was a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote and illustrated the bestselling “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” and other beloved children’s books.

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And you thought xenophobic immigration policy was a new thing

Daniel Okrent’s “The Guarded Gate’’ examines how bigotry and eugenics came together in the Immigration Act of 1924.


Frowns on unreliable narrators and texting shorthand

Tayari Jones’s fourth novel is the award-winning and best-selling “An American Marriage.”

A group of drivers in New York protested against Uber prior to the company’s IPO earlier this month.

Four Takes

Lifetime job insecurity in the gig economy

Capsule reviews of “Temp,’’ “Raw Deal,’’ “Lab Rats,’’ and “The Forgotten Americans.’’

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Taut, complex tale of a WWII hero in occupied France

Julie Orringer’s new historical fiction involves a closeted journalist and his risky rescue of Nazi dissidents.

Emmet Van Driesche writes about life on a Christmas tree farm in his new book.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Rediscovering the father of the new left; running a tree farm

Boston cartoonist Nick Thorkelson’s new book is Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of Utopia, A Graphic Biography

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

Keeping up with the Winklevii

Ben Mezrich’s new book, “Bitcoin Billionaires’’ revolves around two characters from his bestseller “Accidental Billionaires.’’


Greater Boston author readings May 19-25

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Actress Natalie Portman arrives for WE Day California at the Forum in Inglewood, California on April 25, 2019. - WE Day is the worlds largest youth empowerment event combining the energy of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change. WE Day California will bring together world-renowned speakers and award-winning performers to celebrate the tens of thousands of young people from across California who have made a difference in their community. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images


Natalie Portman denies Moby’s relationship claims

In his new book, the musician recalls trying to be Portman’s “boyfriend” many years ago. She tells Harper’s Bazaar that his behavior was “creepy.”

PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


Anita Hill, Bob Woodward honored at annual PEN America gala

The featured speakers shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it.

15namesarthur - Mr. Ratburn and his husband Patrick in a scene from the PBS Kids show


Alabama Public Television refuses to air ‘Arthur’ episode featuring gay marriage

A recent episode of the children’s show featured the gay wedding of a favorite teacher, Mr. Ratburn, and his partner, an aardvark named Patrick.

FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, George R.R. Martin, author of the popular book series

George R. R. Martin reacts to ‘Game of Thrones’ finale, hints how his books will end

The author of the original book series said he is working “in a very different medium” than the show.

HBO original series Game of Thrones (Season 8). Pictured: Sophie Turner.

This author asked for a tweet-sized synopsis of ‘Game of Thrones’ — and the responses rained down like dragon fire

Even William Shatner weighed in.

08/20/2017 CAMBRIDGE, MA Author Celeste Ng (cq) poses for a portrait in her home office in Cambridge. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Joshua Jackson has joined the Hulu adaption of Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

The Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington project is getting another big name.

Pete Holmes discusses his autobiography


Pete Holmes has a few choice words for his conservative alma mater, Gordon College

Discussing his new autobiography, “Comedy Sex God,” Holmes spoke about his lifelong fascination with all forms of spirituality.