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A Desert Harvest

by Bruce Berger & Colum Mccann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2019)

A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger’s beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert

Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s...


Nobody's Looking at You

by Janet Malcolm Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2019)

"Malcolm is always worth reading; it can be instructive to see how much satisfying craft she brings to even the most trivial article." --Phillip Lopate, TLS

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of...


The Collected Schizophrenias

by Esmé Weijun Wang Graywolf Press (February 05, 2019)

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award

An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with...


The Patch

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

An “album quilt,” an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book

The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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)

Includes the essay "Notes on Camp," the inspiration for the 2019 exhibition Notes on Fashion: Camp at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection...


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...


The Fun Stuff

by James Wood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 2012)

Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works—books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation—The Fun Stuff confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as...


Pulphead

by John Jeremiah Sullivan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011

A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011

A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011

One of Library...


The Possessed

by Elif Batuman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 16, 2010)

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED—ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!—TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICS

No one who read Elif Batuman's first article (in...


How to Be Alone

by Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth...


A Wild Perfection

by James Wright, Jonathan Blunk, Anne Wright & Saundra Rose Maley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 17, 2005)

The life and work of a major American poet described in his own words.

"There is something about the very form and occasion of a letter--the possibility it offers, the chance to be as open and tentative and uncertain...