Jane MarcusBen Marcus
A person, not a book, made me a reader. Her name is Jane Marcus. She was born on January 23, 1938, in St. Albans, Vermont
On Henryk Sienkiewicz's historical trilogyLouis Begley
Between the age of nine and twelve, I read nonstop. Circumstances of my life in Poland during World War II were such that there was little else I could do safely.
On The Jungle BookDavid Wroblewski
It helps to imagine your reading life as a staircase rather than a doorway—a winding staircase, with each tread a book, and each riser your...
Five Books About PhilanderingTayari Jones
The author of Silver Sparrow recommends five stories with their share of affairs.
Five Essential Books About PoliticsThomas Mallon
The author of Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years, selects five books that expose, examine, and reimagine politics.
It’s that time of year again. 2018 has come and gone, and the inevitable tax filing awaits. Whether you’re struggling with debt or...
Roddy Doyle on E.L. DoctorowRoddy Doyle
I always read. My memory tells me—it insists—that I read every waking hour. I’d wake up with a book on my face.
At age fourteen I was given a small paperback with a patriotic cover: Contemporary American Poetry, edited by Donald Hall.
Four Great Books About The Artist in New YorkNoreen Tomassi
Reading around a theme is one of a bibliophile’s great pleasures. Here’s a powerful foursome on art, selected by The Center for Fiction’s...
Stories You'll Love
For your reading pleasure, we suggest four new short story collections by masters of the form.