There are more than a few famous fans who have confessed their admiration of NYRB, and the latest
to fall for a Classic was actor Tom Hanks. In the March 15th issue of Time magazine,
Hanks named John Williams Stoner one of his Top Five Page Turners, describing it as simply a novel about a guy who goes to college and becomes a teacher. But
its one of the most fascinating things that youve ever come across.
Time article declaring him American historys highest-profile professor,
bringing a nuanced view of the past into the homes and lives of countless millions, wed
like to call out Mr. Hanks for bringing the brilliance of John Williams into the homes and hands of
many more readers.