John Feinstein explores the minor leagues and the players who never make it to the bigs
Peniel Joseph’s biography of the civil rights leader provides persuasive explanations for his appeal.
One of the most accomplished WWII historians turns his attention on the allied bombing campaign.
Suzanne Mettler examines who politics ruined higher education in America.
An extraordinarily powerful debut collection of Iraq war short stories by a Marine captain who was there.
D.C. loves Paulo Coelho. California reads Patti Smith.
Michael Dirda reviews “The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America.”
It’s hard to imagine a more delightful holiday than LitWorld’s “World Read Aloud Day.”
This wide-reaching category includes books by Jonathan Franzen, Mary Beard and others.
“No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” author talks about his characters and his spin on a Jane Austen classic.
Before they award the Criticism prize, the National Book Critics Circle judges must figure out what criticism is.
David Biespiel, chair of the poetry prize committee, reflects on a year of critical reading.
In ‘I Am Abraham,’ by Jerome Charyn is a novel about President Lincoln, during the Civil War.
Clark Rockefeller story, which offers multiple thrills: art fraud, kidnapping and a long-unsolved murder.
‘Dancing Through It’ by Jenifer Ringer provides a glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer
‘Sexplosion’ is about the artists who broke several cultural taboos during the 1960 and ‘70s.
(Video) In this wide-ranging interview, Phillips talks about what he writes, loves and believes.
Ezra Greenspan showcases the literary and political career of a former slave over six decades.
How much can a book review say without sapping a novel of its suspense?
A weighty search for the meaning of life, or a least meaning in it
The books Washington has been reading.
From novels to history to cooking and ghost stories, Post editors and critics offer introduction to capital.