Highlights

  1. PhotoSgt. Jonathan Mattingly was one of the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor. Post Hill said it plans to publish his book, “The Fight for Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy.”
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    Book by Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Is a New Test for Publishers

    Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the fatal shooting, has a book deal with a small press, but its distributor, Simon & Schuster, in an unusual move, said it won’t ship it.

    By Elizabeth A. Harris and

    1. PhotoRichard Wright, who died in 1960, is the author of “Native Son” and “Black Boy.” When he submitted “The Man Who Lived Underground,” he said, “I have never written anything in my life that stemmed more from sheer inspiration.” Below: pages from a draft of “The Man Who Lived Underground.”
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      Decades After His Death, Richard Wright Has a New Book Out

      “The Man Who Lived Underground,” a novel publishers rejected in the 1940s, is about an innocent Black man forced to confess to the murder of a white couple.

      By

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    Globetrotting

    Your sneak preview of books in translation coming out in 2021, updated each season.

    By Rebecca Lieberman and

  2. Recommendations

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    What to Read Right Now

    Book recommendations from editors at the New York Times Book Review.

  3. The Book Review Podcast

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    Celebrating 15 Years of the Podcast

    Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus and others discuss what’s happened behind the scenes during 15 years of the podcast.

Books of The Times

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  1. PhotoThe playwright Lorraine Hansberry in 1959.
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    The Brief, Brilliant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

    Soyica Diggs Colbert’s “Radical Vision” situates the playwright of “A Raisin in the Sun” as a writer who offered “a road map to negotiate Black suffering in the past and present.”

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