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Tonight I'm Someone Else

by Chelsea Hodson Henry Holt and Co. (June 05, 2018)

"I had a real romance with this book." —Miranda July

A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, “bracingly good…refreshing and welcome,” that explores the myriad ways in...


Things That Helped

by Jessica Friedmann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

Jessica Friedmann navigates her recovery from postpartum depression in a wide-ranging collection of personal essays

Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann’s...


Look Alive Out There

by Sloane Crosley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!

From the New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There—a brand-new...


The Frighteners

by Peter Laws Icon Books Ltd (March 22, 2018)

The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires...


Sabers and Utopias

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Anna Kushner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 27, 2018)

A landmark collection of essays on the Nobel laureate’s conception of Latin America, past, present, and future

Throughout his career, the Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa has grappled with the concept...


What Are We Doing Here?

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 20, 2018)

New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winner

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book...


Up Up, Down Down

by Cheston Knapp Scribner (February 06, 2018)

For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower, a “glittering,” (Leslie Jamison), “always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent” (Anthony Doerr) linked essay collection from the managing...


Keeping On Keeping On

by Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 07, 2017)

A collection of Bennett’s diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015

Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and...


Sometimes I Think About It

by Stephen Elliott Graywolf Press (November 07, 2017)

An essay collection by a writer who “may be writing under . . . the influence of genius” (Vanity Fair)

In Sometimes I Think About It, Stephen Elliott gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written...


Montaigne in Barn Boots

by Michael Perry Harper (November 07, 2017)

The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne.

"The journey began on a...


The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1

by Sylvia Plath Harper (October 17, 2017)

A major literary event: the first volume in the definitive, complete collection of the letters of Sylvia Plath—most never before seen.

One of the most beloved poets of the modern age, Sylvia Plath continues...


Romance of Elsewhere

by Lynn Freed Counterpoint (October 10, 2017)

Lynn Freed’s deeply personal essays explore our most quintessential question: What makes a home? From very early on she had imagined for herself an ideal life: a stranger in a strange place: someone just arrived,...


This Little Art

by Kate Briggs Fitzcarraldo Editions (September 20, 2017)

An essay with the reach and momentum of a novel, Kate Briggs’s This Little Art is a genre-bending song for the practice of literary translation, offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking on reading, writing...


The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

by Megan Stielstra Harper Perennial (August 01, 2017)

From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice.

In this poignant and inciting collection of literary...


Kingdom of Olives and Ash

by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Harper Perennial (May 30, 2017)

A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael...


One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

by Scaachi Koul Picador (May 02, 2017)

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year

A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES...


American Originality

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 18, 2017)

A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poets

Five decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with...


Guesswork

by Martha Cooley Catapult (April 15, 2017)

Having lost eight friends in ten years, Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband to recover from la strage, or "the massacre." There, in this sun-drenched paradise where bumblebees...


Too Much and Not the Mood

by Durga Chew-Bose Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 11, 2017)

One of Vulture's "25 of the Most Exciting Book Releases for 2017"

One of Nylon's "50 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2017"

An entirely original portrait of a young writer shutting out the din in order to find her...


Sunshine State

by Sarah Gerard Harper Perennial (April 11, 2017)

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

New York Times Critics’ Best Books of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year...


Tell Me How It Ends

by Valeria Luiselli & Jon Lee Anderson Coffee House Press (March 13, 2017)

"Part treatise, part memoir, part call to action, Tell Me How It Ends inspires not through a stiff stance of authority, but with the curiosity and humility Luiselli has long since established." —Annalia Luna,...


300 Arguments

by Sarah Manguso Graywolf Press (February 07, 2017)

A brilliant and exhilarating sequence of aphorisms from one of our greatest essayists

There will come a time when people decide you’ve had enough of your grief, and they’ll try to take it away from you.

Bad...


Home and Away

by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett & Seán Kinsella Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 10, 2017)

Two world-class writers reveal themselves to be the ultimate soccer fans in these collected letters

Karl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skåne with his wife, four small children, and dog. He is watching...


A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

by Siri Hustvedt Simon & Schuster (December 06, 2016)

A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The New York Times Book Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning...


Am I Alone Here?

by Peter Orner Catapult (November 01, 2016)

“Stories, both my own and those I’ve taken to heart, make up whoever it is that I’ve become,” Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, writing, and living. Orner reads—and writes—everywhere...


Thrill Me

by Benjamin Percy Graywolf Press (October 18, 2016)

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands

Anyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain...


Soul at the White Heat

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (September 20, 2016)

A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates.

"Why do we write?"

With this question,...


The Selfishness of Others

by Kristin Dombek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 16, 2016)

They're among us, but they are not like us. They manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal. They are irresistibly charming and accomplished, appearing to live in a radiance beyond what we are capable of. But narcissists...


So Sad Today: Personal Essays

by Melissa Broder Grand Central Publishing (March 15, 2016)

"These essays are sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous. They reveal so much about what it is to live in this world, right now." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist...


The Abundance

by Annie Dillard Ecco (March 15, 2016)

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by...


The Lonely City

by Olivia Laing Picador (March 01, 2016)

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

#1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings

Named a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly,...


And Yet...: Essays

by Christopher Hitchens Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2015)

The seminal, uncollected essays—lauded as “dazzling” (The New York Times Book Review)—by the late Christopher Hitchens, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great, showcase the notorious...


Terra Firma Triptych

by J. M. Ledgard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 18, 2015)

From the author of Submergence comes a digital-original triptych of essays that examine humanity in the modern age.

Terra Firma Triptych begins in a wilderness in South Sudan. J. M. Ledgard is there in search...


On Writing

by Charles Bukowski Ecco (July 28, 2015)

Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters.

Charles Bukowski’s stories, poems, and novels have left...


Love and Lies

by Clancy Martin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2015)

A provocative and unsettling look at the nature of love and deception

Is it possible to love well without lying? At least since Socrates's discourse on love in Plato's Symposium, philosophers have argued that...


The Unspeakable

by Meghan Daum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

"Daum is her generation's Joan Didion." —Nylon

Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth, captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal essay...


Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

by Sari Botton Touchstone (October 14, 2014)

From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City.

The “charming”...


Citizen

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2014, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry 2014

by Claudia Rankine Graywolf Press (October 07, 2014)

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *

* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award...


Geek Sublime

by Vikram Chandra Graywolf Press (September 02, 2014)

The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding

Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long...


The Fame Lunches

by Daphne Merkin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

A wide-ranging collection of essays by one of America's most perceptive critics of popular and literary culture

From one of America's most insightful and independent-minded critics comes a remarkable new collection...


Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

by Sarah Ruhl Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history

From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing...


100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write

by Sarah Ruhl Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America's best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most...


Bad Feminist

by Roxane Gay Harper Perennial (August 05, 2014)

New York Times Bestseller

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

Pink is my favorite color. I...


The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

by Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy & Katherine Bucknell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2014)

The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy—in their own words

The English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met...


The Empathy Exams

by Leslie Jamison Graywolf Press (April 01, 2014)

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014

Beginning...


A Prayer Journal

by Flannery O'Connor & W. A. Sessions Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 12, 2013)

"I would like to write a beautiful prayer," writes the young Flannery O'Connor in this deeply spiritual journal, recently discovered among her papers in Georgia. "There is a whole sensible world around me that...


How to Read a Novelist

by John Freeman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 08, 2013)

The novel is alive and well, thank you very much

For the last fifteen years, whenever a novel was published, John Freeman was there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, the...


Against Interpretation

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary...


Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

by David Sedaris Little, Brown and Company (April 23, 2013)

A guy walks into a bar car and...

From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists...


This Is Running for Your Life

by Michelle Orange Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 12, 2013)

Michelle Orange uses the lens of pop culture to decode the defining characteristics of our media-drenched times

In This Is Running for Your Life, Michelle Orange takes us from Beirut to Hawaii to her grandmother's...