In our regular year-end feature, Open Letters editors and special guests look back at some of the books that made memorable impressions in 2016
Our year in reading continues….
A lavish new production dramatizes the tensions between royalty and personhood in the House of Windsor. Steve Donoghue reviews The Crown.
A translation of Peter Handke’s latest novel shows the author exploring the essence and possibilites of narration.
He challenged tyrants, parted waters, and bickered with God Almighty. Zach Rabiroff reviews a new biography of the Biblical prophet Moses.
Why do we read personal essays? A new collection reminds us: to see not just the world but the writer looking at the world, and back at us.
The indefatigable Joyce Carol Oates offers a wide variety of thoughts on books and the literary world in her new collection Soul at the White Heat. Britta Böhler reviews.
A splendid new Jack Reacher novel and a posthumous gem by P.D. James – what better way to usher in the New Year?
Lodestar or mirror? Passé or ne plus ultra? Elizabeth II has presided with consistency over an inconsistent age. And what have we learned of her?
In this annual retrospective, the Open Letters team looks back on the highlights of our 2013 reading.
The gripping true story of celebrated KGB assassin – and defector.
Adolph von Henselt was a follower of fashion, not a leader of trends, but as Daniel Grimwoods latest release shows, he is nonetheless very much worth a listen.