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Hermione Lee’s biography of the playwright and screenwriter covers his rigorous research and writing habits, his famous friends and his political thinking.
Mark Harris’s biography tells the story of the writer and director who formed a beloved comedy duo with Elaine May and directed movies including “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and…
Stefano Massini’s “The Lehman Trilogy,” a novel in verse related to his play of the same name, covers 160 years in the life of the Lehmans and their business.
One of Ms. Churchill’s merits as a playwright is that she tends to divide people. Her play, “Light Shining in Buckinghamshire,” returns to New York.
When Bret Easton Ellis’s novel was published in 1991, he and his protagonist, Patrick Bateman, were equally vilified. But Bateman’s bloodlust, materialism and obsession with Donald J. Tr…
Harold Pinter’s widow, Antonia Fraser, recalls their years together.
A biography of Kay Thompson, the eccentric entertainer and author of “Eloise,” written by Sam Irvin.
A British scholar writes his appreciation of the chuckle- and the guffaw-producing.
Samuel Beckett’s “Echo’s Bones,” a short story, is being published eight decades after his editor rejected it.
A judgment call for parents: When is it appropriate to introduce children to challenging cultural material — whether it is sexy or profane, creepy or violent, or simply adult and intense?
In the new musical “February House,” W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee are unlikely roommates in pre-hipster Brooklyn.
The only thing better than reading a play like Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” is reading it aloud with people you like. What plays would you enjoy reading with friends?
Nearly 40 years of self-absorbed musings and uneasy feelings written by a searching and troubled artist have been condensed into “The Journals of Spalding Gray.”