Jane Mayer is not afraid of the dark. She’s reported first-hand on terrorism in Beirut and traced a high-pressure pipeline of hidden money aimed at swamping the American political system. Most recently, in the New Yorker, she’s turned her gaze on Donald Trump.
The Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival celebrated its return to the Island for the sixth time this weekend. The festival featured a wide range of writers talking about their craft with eager readers who filled tents on the grounds of the Chilmark Community Center and a room at the Harbor View Hotel.
Benito Mussolini is long gone, but the institution that helped bring him and keep him in power may not be, according to a new Pulitzer Prize winning book by historian and Brown University professor David Kertzer.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates headlines a sold-out public discussion Friday that explores the idea of a post-racial America. The discussion kicks off the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday in Edgartown and Chilmark.
What’s for dinner? That’s the question the four Pollan family women kept finding themselves asking one another. The Pollan Family Table, written by Corky Pollan and her daughters Lori, Tracy and Dana, was the answer.
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, released last year to wide acclaim, is Mr. Hobbs’s memorial to his Yale roommate Robert Peace's life, telling the story from birth to death in obsessive detail and a clear, heartfelt narrative.
Erik Larson’s advice to those who want to write? “Work as a cop on the side,” he told the Gazette in a recent interview. “Immersing yourself in life is the best thing for writing.” The author did not take his own advice, though.