Bookworm: The master of fiction shares some rules for writing, then neglects to follow them himself
Bookworm: The Washington hand’s debut thriller ‘The Hellfire Club’ delivers
Bookworm: On his own time and not on Mr. Hand’s time, Sean Penn composed ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,’ but what for?
Bookworm: Gangsters, kidnappers, a pencil-maker, a Shakespearean actor, a toothpaste magnate, and other 20th-century ghosts in Daniel Wakin’s surprising new account of a section of Riverside Drive
Bookworm: A new first translation of the French writer’s wartime epic
Bookworm: 35 years after the author’s death this month, his timeless classic ‘Darkness at Noon’ still reverberates from inside its tiny prison cell
Bookworm: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar wrote what could have been edited into one of the great novels of the 20th century
Bookworm: Sex, barbiturates, and the internal lives of women, in a flawlessly crafted and perfectly unstylish seminal work of American culture
Bookworm: The scoundrel hero of the Hungarian writer’s play ‘Liliom’ steals a star from heaven
Bookworm: Paul Goldberg’s detective novel is hot on the trail of… the detective novel
Bookworm: So what if the festival of lights has some magic?
Bookworm: Jacob M. Appel’s life-affirming elderly suicide novel ‘Millard Salter’s Last Day’ is a highwire act balancing tragedy and comedy
Bookworm: Benjamin Markovits’s newly relevant ‘social-realist-quasi-socialist-alternative-community’ Detroit novel could have been a good book
Bookworm: The dude of Philip Kerr’s ‘The Pale Criminal’ abides—Nazis
Bookworm: Gustav Meyrink’s 1914 novel is a spectacle of horror and backhanded anti-Semitism. What’s there to be afraid of?
Bookworm: if ‘Everything Flows,’ when does it stop?
Bookworm: Was the tough guy America’s greatest act?
Bookworm: Entering the multiverse of alternate selves, a dissociative nightmare, to find a way in the woods
Bookworm: Alain de Botton teaches ‘The Course of Love,’ but why?
‘Bookworm,’ Tablet’s voracious new column: Alexandria swoons