Five Great Books About Women in New YorkNoreen Tomassi
The Center for Fiction’s Executive Director recommends five works of fiction that look at the unique relationships that women have with New York City.
What Are You Drinking With That Book?Daniel Reid
‘Tis the season to lift a glass and crack a tome. These 100-proof gift ideas from Daniel Reid are guaranteed to pack a one-two punch.
Five Fascinating Noms de PlumeCarmela Ciuraru
The author of Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms gives us insight into some literary aliases.
Surreal and MythicalAlan Lightman
The author of Einstein’s Dreams recommends five disorienting and dreamlike novels to make your head spin.
On Samuel BeckettRick Moody
In freshman year of college, I was first exposed to Samuel Beckett’s novel Murphy. For a guy who had mainly been reading science...
On Thomas WolfePhilip Roth
In 1949, when I was sixteen, I stumbled on Thomas Wolfe, who died at thirty-eight in 1938, and who made numerous adolescents aside from me devotees...
On Toni MorrisonMartha Southgate
I was in college and had an unexpected lull between things I had, had, had to read. Though I’d always been a voracious reader, I did very little...
Essential Halloween Reading
For your seasonal reading pleasure, we suggest 13 works that embrace the supernatural.
Reading The World
These six books in translation are our picks for a literary trip around the world; from China to Egypt to The Netherlands, and more!
700 Years of Underrated WomenSandra M. Gilbert
The author of Rereading Women: Thirty Years of Exploring Our Literary Traditions shines the spotlight on some deserving authors.