The show will open in the late fall at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
An excerpt from “Real Life,” by Brandon Taylor
An excerpt from “The Man in the Red Coat,” by Julian Barnes
An excerpt from ‘The Adventurer’s Son,’ by Roman Dial
In Alexis Schaitkin’s debut, a woman tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s death on the island of “Saint X.”
In his third collection, “Living Weapon,” Rowan Ricardo Phillips invokes superheroes and hard-boiled crime to grapple with gun violence, climate change and more.
After Cody Dial disappeared, his father — the ecologist and explorer Roman Dial — set out to find him, a tale he recounts in “The Adventurer’s Son.”
In the debut novel “Real Life,” a biochemistry Ph.D. candidate confronts the harder lessons of how to be a gay black man in a white world.
William T. Vollmann’s novel “The Lucky Star,” part of his “transgender trilogy,” is fixated on femininity and the ways it is performed.
A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
In “Whistleblower,” Susan Fowler, a former software engineer at Uber, describes the harassment she endured while working at the company.
Mayors’ offices, city councils and Congress are flooded with young people. In “The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For,” Charlotte Alter explains why.
Max Hastings’s “Operation Chastise” takes a close look at one of the most famous episodes of the war.
“Little Constructions,” by Anna Burns, features a large cast of relatives in a criminal-run Irish town during the Troubles.
The publicity-shy Mr. Portis earned a modest but devoted readership and accolades as America’s “least-known great writer.”
The peoples of the Caribbean needed to rediscover their heritage, he said, adding, “Instead of developing a sense of ourselves, we developed a false sense of Europe.”
“Apeirogon,” the latest novel from the National Book Award winner, will be released next week by Random House.
In “Until the End of Time,” the best-selling physicist Brian Greene explains how the universe will dissolve and what it all meant.
In this collection of essays, Cathy Park Hong writes in ways both polemical and lyrical about her identity as an Asian-American woman.
Kent Garrett, who with Jeanne Ellsworth wrote “The Last Negroes at Harvard,” talks about how they found the African-American men of the class of 1963.


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