The first master of two new art forms
John Canemaker
The eighth of Winsor McCay’s “Little Nemo in Slumberland” strips, from 1905, shows off his skills with sequential storytelling and color. Collection of Robert Lesser
Winsor McCay around 1906 in the custom-made suit he wore for his vaudeville act.

By Antonia Petrash
Tom Clavin George Mitrovich
James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok in 1875Kansas State Historical Society
By Bernard Goldhirsch
A warts-and-all but loving biography
George Packer Michael Lionstar

A memoir in warm, witty, conversational prose
Isaac Mizrahi Gregg Richards

By Dan Giancola
Sandy McIntosh Anne Hall
By Lou Ann Walker
Nelson Algren in 1956 Walter Albertin/New York World-Telegram
Colin Asher, an instructor in the CUNY system, made use of dozens of archives and an 800-page F.B.I. report in correcting some of the record on Nelson Algren, who died in Sag Harbor in 1981. Nora Carroll
A reading comes to the Southampton Cultural Center

By Ana Daniel
Robert A. Caro in the 1970s Arnold Newman Collection/Getty Images
Amy Hempel Vicki Topaz