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The awe of horror; or how I learned to stop worrying and love the rep

Author Paul Tremblay offers some reflections on the genre’s lowbrow reputation


Local bestsellers for the week ended Oct. 22

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.


Three horror novelists tell us what their favorite spine-chilling tale of terror is. Now it’s your turn.

Horror fans, help us keep the season going long past October 31


Author of new biography of Mitt Romney based his book on ‘the whole truth’

McKay Coppins required the Utah senator to be "brutally candid."


Scholastic apologizes, will discontinue its separate diversity catalog after facing criticism

Its recent decision to offer an opt-in/opt-out collection has come under fire for enabling censorship efforts.


Hilary Mantel’s wit and critical eye live on ‘A Memoir of My Former Self,’ a new posthumous collection of nonfiction

The author of ‘Wolf Hall’ wrote on subjects from ‘RoboCop’ to Trump to the monarchy with clarity and precision


Jennifer McMahon reads horror in order to face fears ‘in a controlled way’

The author of "My Darling Girl," who describes herself as "anxious and fearful," finds catharsis in scary books and movies


In Bryan Washington’s new novel ‘Family Meal,’ family is both the forge and the prison of the self

The award-winning author follows two estranged childhood friends as they make their way through the minefield of past and present.