In Ottessa Moshfegh’s ‘Lapvona,’ alienation turns to violence

Ottessa Moshfegh’s fourth novel generates her most grotesque vision yet.

By Anita FelicelliJune 25, 2022

What drove some to resist Hitler — and others to stay quiet

Halik Kochanski explores the motivations, and the uncomfortable realities, of World War II's resistance movements.

By Katja HoyerJune 24, 2022

A plan to fix the internet: Put the government in charge

Ben Tarnoff believes that on the web, the profit motive and the public good are inherently at odds.

By Gabriel NicholasJune 24, 2022

A generous exploration of creativity that embraces its mysteries

Journalist Matt Richtel doesn't have all the answers about the creative process — and that's a good thing.

By Eric WeinerJune 24, 2022

NBC’s Katy Tur took abuse from Trump; it reminded her of her childhood

The reporter chronicles her career, her volatile father and how she withstood Trump's bullying on the campaign trail.

By Janet HookJune 24, 2022

‘Invisible Things’ is a science fiction novel with an eye on the now

Mat Johnson’s latest book delivers a biting satire of American politics and class issues — from the vantage point of outer space.

By Michael DirdaJune 22, 2022

Washington Post hardcover bestsellers

A snapshot of popular books.

June 21, 2022

‘Thrust’ delivers a mind-blowing critique of America’s ideals

Lidia Yuknavitch’s dreamy new novel imagines a girl swimming through the country’s grim past and future

By Ron CharlesJune 21, 2022

George Lamming, renowned Caribbean novelist, dies at 94

He was best known for his semiautobiographical first novel, “In the Castle of My Skin,” which he wrote at age 23.

By Harrison SmithJune 20, 2022

6 works of historical fiction highlight resilience amid war

New and upcoming books by Rhys Bowen, Kate Forsyth and others imagine the heroic efforts of everyday people during World War II.

By Carol MemmottJune 20, 2022