In ‘The Committed,’ Viet Thanh Nguyen continues his Pulitzer Prize-winning story

Grove; Photo by BeBe Jacobs
Grove; Photo by BeBe Jacobs
The follow-up to “The Sympathizer” finds a former Vietnamese spy working as a drug dealer in Paris.
  • Feb 22

For 20 million felons, the punishment never stops

Reuben Jonathan Miller describes the dehumanizing web of restrictions they face outside prison.

Meet the forgotten rebels and quiet revolutionaries of women’s history

From rights advocates to scientists, Rosalind Miles pulls female pioneers out of obscurity.
  • 2 days ago

At a shameful detention camp, an improbable football team

Bradford Pearson uncovers the story of a Japanese American internment camp squad.

Little-known voices sing the history of slavery and resistance

A new anthology draws from the Black history collections at Harlem’s Schomburg Center.
  • 2 days ago
  • Review

Five thrillers to read now — and soon

New books by Andrea Camilleri, C.J. Box, Flynn Berry, Elly Griffiths and Alma Katsu.
  • 2 days ago

Haunted by a grisly execution, an investigator decides to dig deeper

Ellen McGarrahan reexamines the case and asks: Was the wrong man sentenced to die?
  • 2 days ago

Transplant an organ? Why not an entire body?

Surgeon Robert White’s experiments raised moral and philosophical issues, writes Brandy Schillace.
  • 2 days ago
  • Review

‘Brood,’ a quiet meditation on the small stuff, makes for a perfect pandemic read

Jackie Polzin’s novel finds the joy in raising chickens, baking — even cleaning.
  • 2 days ago

18 books that capture the spirit and essence of living in D.C.

These works, recommended by local authors and bookstore owners, remind us just how special Washington is.
  • Perspective

Did Facebook ‘cancel Abe Lincoln’? The truth is complicated — and alarming.

A conservative publisher’s rejected ad for a historical novel led to complaints of cancel culture. Here’s what really happened.
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Going Out Guide: Upcoming events

Get the latest on readings, signings and author appearances in the D.C. area.