Where (and When) to Go?

A Booker Prize-winning novel poses the question but doesn’t answer it.

The German Enigma

A bestselling author explores the ambivalence of a Nazi past.

An Alpine Mystery

Why does snow make it easier to murder?

The Weight of My Ink

How downsizing forced me to give away hundreds of books.

Cape of No Hope

Deon Meyer’s police procedurals bring to life the grittier side of South Africa.

Missing the Maverick

A new biography of George Weidenfeld shows how times have changed in publishing.

Oppenheimer’s Tragedy Turns into a Triumph

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography becomes a big-screen blockbuster.

Birds of a Feather

The surprising poignancy of crows (talking or otherwise).