Latest from Ron Charles
Lionel Shriver’s novel is more determined to make its point than to make us consider what it means to tend a body for the long haul.
  • May 26, 2020
Sittenfeld’s alternate history is the story not of “What Happened” but of “What Could Have Happened.”
  • May 18, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize finalist addresses the existential crisis of climate change with a story that’s alternately witty and devastating
  • May 12, 2020
A small collection of novels — some great, some not so great — appeared in just the right form at just the right moment to effect lasting changes.
  • May 7, 2020
“Old Lovegood Girls” is a richly layered novel based on a lifetime of reflection on friendship and storytelling.
  • May 5, 2020
The former U.S. poet laureate discusses the pleasures of anticipating letters from friends and shares the poetry she is turning to during the coronavirus crisis
  • Apr 30, 2020
“Little Family” speaks to the plight of poor people in countries riddled with corruption and violence.
  • Apr 28, 2020
The former U.S. poet laureate reflects on how his mother used stories to build a home for his migrant farmworker family and how such love can gather us together
  • Apr 23, 2020
Kidd has written a novel about Jesus’s wife that reduces Jesus to a really sweet guy with gorgeous eyes.
  • Apr 21, 2020
Pinsky explains the neighborhood memories that spurred him to write “House Hour” and how he is using walks to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Apr 17, 2020