Our Town

Pulitzer Prize–winning drama; hailed by Edward Albee as “The finest play ever written by an American.” More

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pulitzer Prize winner; considered one of the classic works of creative nonfiction of the late twentieth century. More

Pilgrim

A finalist for the Giller Prize and a Canadian bestseller that surpassed the author’s own impressive sales records. More

Nostromo

A sweeping masterpiece considered by many to be Conrad’s greatest novel. More

Life on Earth

Established Sir David as a foremost naturalist and an iconic and beloved figure in British cultural life. More

The 42nd Parallel

The first volume of the “brilliantly original” (Alfred Kazan) U.S.A. trilogy, a landmark of modernism. More

Under the Volcano

A landmark of modernism, hailed as “one of the towering novels of this century” (New York Times). More

Michael Chabon

The first writer that I really fell in love with was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in particular his Sherlock Holmes stories, and the first story that I ever wrote was a Sherlock Holmes story. More

V.

Winner of the William Faulkner Foundation Award for best debut novel in 1963. More

Dan Harris

I used to read to lead a lot of fiction, mostly for the escape—to be transported to other places and times. More

Tom Robbins

I write to twine ideas and images into big subversive pretzels of life, death, and goofiness—on the chance that, like the Trickster figure in tribal myths, they might help keep the world lively and give it the flexibility to endure. More