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ArtsBeat: Reese Witherspoon Will Be the Voice of Harper Lee’s Second Novel

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:15pm
The actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to narrate the audiobook for Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”

Karl Ove ­Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle: Book 4’

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:53am
Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 4,” which centers on the author’s yearlong stint as a sexually frustrated young teacher in northern Norway.

Olen Steinhauer: By the Book

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “All the Old Knives” says the best espionage stories “not only ask questions about how spying is performed, but they also question the value of the job itself.”

ArtsBeat: Star-Studded Book Tour Planned for Judy Blume’s Latest

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:35pm
Ms. Blume will cross the country to promote her new book for adults, “In the Unlikely Event.”

ArtsBeat: Baryshnikov to Perform in a Show Based on Brodsky’s Poetry

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:42am
The show will not use dance, Mr. Baryshnikov said, but will incorporate body language along with selected poems by Joseph Brodsky.

‘Mr. West,’ Sarah Blake’s Poems About Kanye West

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
A “lyric biography” traces the career and influence of Kanye West.

Wislawa Szymborska’s ‘Map: Collected and Last Poems’

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
This Nobel Prize-winning poet was interested in everything here on earth.

‘The Do-Over,’ by Kathleen Ossip

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
In a wide-ranging collection, sonnets, acrostics and prose poems explore mortality and loss.

ArtsBeat: New $200,000 Carnegie Fellowships to Aid Researchers in Humanities and Social Science

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:05pm
The award, to be given annually, supports a year or two of full-time research and writing.

‘Michelle Obama: A Life,’ by Peter Slevin

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:34pm
Michelle Robinson Obama, an Ivy League-educated lawyer, has deep roots in the city of her birth.

Bookends: What Do You Read While You Write?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 7:00am
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss their reading habits while working.

‘The Light of the World,’ by Elizabeth Alexander

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:30am
Alexander’s memoir — part elegy, part scrapbook — reflects on the sudden death of her husband.

‘Infamy’ and ‘The Train to Crystal City’

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:30am
Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.

‘The Road to Character,’ by David Brooks

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:30am
David Brooks contrasts marketplace skills and the drive toward self-promotion with inner character.

Asne Seierstad’s ‘One of Us,’ About Rampage in Norway

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:30am
“One of Us” explores a dark side of contemporary Scandinavia through the life and crimes of Anders Behring Breivik, a mass murderer who killed 77 people, most of them teenagers.

ArtsBeat: Library of Congress Begins Posting Its Recorded Poetry Archive

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:30am
Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop and Gwendolyn Brooks are among those who can be heard online.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Bolick’s ‘Spinster’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:25pm
Ms. Bolick discusses “Spinster,” and Jon Ronson talks about “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.”