Latest from Ron Charles

Along with my history of magic, our love affair with Jane Austen and the comedy of Simon Rich.

  • Jul 20, 2018

The festival on Sept. 1 at the Washington Convention Center is expected to draw more than 100,000 bookworms.

  • Jul 18, 2018

In “The Mere Wife,” Maria Dahvana Headley skewers suburban sanctimony while giving the have-nots their due.

  • Jul 17, 2018

Ron Charles reviews "The Mere Wife" by Maria Dahvana Headley, which is a modern-day adaptation of "Beowulf" without the macho hero.

  • Jul 17, 2018

The untapped value of negative book reviews, radical gratitude and walking tours

  • Jul 13, 2018

Kate Christensen’s novel shows luxury liners for what they are: grotesque microcosms of our stratified world.

  • Jul 10, 2018

“The English Patient” by Michael Ondaatje won the 50th anniversary award.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Oddly enough, it involves two guys reenacting ‘Waiting for Godot.’

  • Jul 6, 2018

“The President Is Missing” is still here — and Anne Tyler is back.

  • Jul 6, 2018

The weirdest, funniest, downright strangest holiday-theme titles we could find

  • Dec 21, 2015
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