Best Literary History Book Recommendations

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5 Empowering, Witchy Reads

Inspirational books about women who won't let The Man get them down.

All The Dead Literary Ladies (And Some Dudes, Too)

Jessa Crispin, in the midst of an existential crisis, follows the lives of exiled writers and artists.

National Book Awards Short-List Finalists Announced

Which books are your favorites to win on November 18?

National Book Awards Announce Long List Finalists

The National Book Awards announce their complete list of finalists for 2015. Which books will you read?

Literature’s Sexual Rebels

Erica Jong shocked readers with her novel about women's sexuality in the 1970s, and she tells us why she's ready to do it again.

Excerpt: Married Sex, by Jesse Kornbluth

"If you're still having sex, you can save the marriage."

11 Quotes to Inspire Readers and Writers

Let these words of wisdom from Pat Conroy, William Styron, Natalie Goldberg, and others inspire you to finish that book.

Books Behind the Headlines

Dive deeper into this week's top stories.

11 Literary Late Bloomers

These authors redefine the golden age.

James Gleick’s 5 Favorite Books

The acclaimed writer of Chaos shares a handful of nonfiction works that have inspired his own.

The Mermaid and the Minotaur: “The Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Men Raising Children”

Gloria Steinem reflects on Dorothy Dinnerstein's feminist classic and gender equality in early societies.

10 Essential Authors of Chicano Literature

The best in modern Mexican American literature.

Still on the Edge: Gloria Steinem Explores the Marge Piercy Classic

Gloria Steinem discusses the continued importance of Marge Piercy's sci-fi classic, Woman on the Edge of Time.

The Sacred Hoop: “Patriarchy is Neither Universal Nor Inevitable”

Paula Gunn Allen, a Native American activist, offers hope for the future in The Sacred Hoop, says Gloria Steinem.

Gloria Steinem on Patriarchy and Power in The Handmaid’s Tale

How Margaret Atwood's classic shows the significance of reproductive freedom.

Gloria Steinem on the Many Reasons to Read The Group

How Mary McCarthy's classic can be read as an indicator of change—or the lack of it.

Gloria Steinem Discusses Sex & World Peace

Valerie Hudson's critical book shows how violence against women is a proxy for nationwide violence.

Forever Relevant: Robin Morgan's The Demon Lover

Gloria Steinem discusses the lasting impact of Robin Morgan's political classic on terrorism.

Our 9 Favorite Episodes of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast

Every month, renowned authors pick a story from the magazine’s archives to read aloud and discuss—with hilarious results.