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
  • Review

The action-packed saga ‘Monkey King: Journey to the West’ gets a modern take

A new abridged translation by Julia Lovell reveals the delights — and flaws — of the classic Chinese tale
  • Review

Patricia Engel’s ‘Infinite Country’ focuses on the psychological pain of a family split apart

At its best, Engel’s novel interrogates the idea of American exceptionalism through the story of a Colombian couple and their three children.
  • 8 hours ago
  • Review

‘Tom Stoppard: A Life’ documents the professional successes and glamorous social life of a storied playwright

Hermione Lee follows Stoppard through more than 80 years in meticulous detail.
  • 8 hours ago

Lawrence Otis Graham, author who examined prejudice and privilege in Black America, dies at 59

An Ivy-educated lawyer, he wrote several books that made him one of the foremost commentators of the 1990s on race and class in the United States.

Washington Post hardcover bestsellers

A snapshot of popular books.
  • 1 day ago
  • Perspective

The time is right to cancel Dr. Seuss’s racist books

Anyone shocked by the cancellation of six Dr. Seuss books hasn’t been paying attention.

10 books to read in March

Amanda Gorman’s viral inaugural poem hits shelves, as does Walter Isaacson’s latest.
  • Review

In Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun,’ a robot tries to make sense of humanity

Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in 2017 is a delicate, haunting story, steeped in sorrow and hope.

Jeff Kinney’s six-foot pool skimmers and the evolution of pandemic-era children’s book author events

Authors have had to get creative to connect with young readers, both in person and online.
  • 1 day ago

Anne Lamott reflects on the popularity of her spiritual books and how she became ‘a pretty decent writer’

Lamott’s 12th faith-based essay collection, “Dusk Night Dawn,” spins self-deprecating ruminations into manna for the majority.
  • 2 days ago
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Going Out Guide: Upcoming events

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