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New York Times Sunday Book Review
Updated: 2 hours 17 min ago
The author, most recently, of “The Harder They Come” is mad about nature writing: “I want to get inside the head of every creature in the world, even ants.”
A panel of five writers chose Mr. Sharma, who will receive an award of almost $60,000. “The fact that I got this prize doesn’t mean that I wrote the best book,” he said, “it just means that I got this prize.”
Bookends: What’s More Important to You: the Initial Rush of Prose or the Self-Editing and Revision That Come After It?
Thomas Mallon and Cheryl Strayed discuss the stages of their creative process.
This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers.”
Dennis Lehane is still closely identified with his native Boston, but his novel “World Gone By,” No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, is set mostly in Florida and Cuba.
How Africa’s mineral abundance enriches the few at the expense of the rest.
A wide-ranging survey of money’s various functions, from medium of exchange to cultural artifact.
After the death of a wealthy businessman, a childhood friend assumes his identity.
Gerald Posner offers a financial history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Money (who has it, who doesn’t) is the dark heart of these tales.
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
The story of Monopoly, and the woman unrecognized for her role in its creation.
New books by Michael Crummey, Jonas Lüscher and Jonas Karlsson.
A history of the Beanie Baby phenomenon.
In Michael Robotham’s “Life or Death,” an inmate escapes the day before his scheduled release.
In Yu Hua’s novel, the dead who can’t afford burial wander aimlessly in the afterworld.