Sophia Jansson, the niece of the late Tove Jansson and the chairman of Oy Moomin Characters, Ltd, will speak about her famous aunt in conversation with Thomas Teal, translator of Jansson’s novels, and Aili Flint, the head of Columbia University’s Finnish Studies Program.
In a December 17, 2010, entry on The New Yorker’s Book Bench blog, writer Blake Eskin said that Vasily Grossman’s NYRB Classic Everything Flows was a book that really “got under his skin.” Two NYRB titles recently appeared in The New Yorker’s printed pages, and we’re confident that in their own unique ways, they’re equally books that will long stay with you.
We’re pleased to announce these March releases from NYRB Classics: Vladimir Sorokin’s
thrilling apocalyptic epic, Ice Trilogy, now translated in its entirety for the first time; Tove Jansson’s beautiful novel, Fair Play, in an award-winning translation; and J. R. Ackerley’s We Think
the World of You, released in an edition that restores the previously expurgated text. For a limited time, these March titles, as well as all NYRB Classics by Tove Jansson,
Vladimir Sorokin, and J. R. Ackerley, are available at 25% off.
This month NYRB Classics adds to its collection three remarkable nineteenth-century European
novels. Theodor Fontane’s Irretrievable tells the tragic yet beautiful story of
a married couple who begin to slowly and irreversibly drift apart. Bolesław Prus’s The
Doll is an epic masterpiece about the life, politics, and tumultuous social climate of late-nineteenth-century
Warsaw. Marcellus Emants’s gripping tale of murder and self-hatred, A Posthumous Confession,
is superbly translated by Nobel prize winner J. M. Coetzee. For a limited time, each of these February
titles is available at 25% off.
Described by the BBC as “a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene” he is the author of several NYRB Classics including A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, Mani, Roumeli, The Traveller’s Tree, and others.
We’re very, very pleased to announce the publication of Daniel Pinkwater’s cult
classic Lizard Music as the newest title in The New York Review Children’s
Collection. Lizard Music and more books for children ages 8-14 are available
at a limited-time 30% discount.
Winter months have us wishing for long summer days spent outside.
While waiting for the first signs of spring, there’s no better way to
keep warm than spending some time baking something delicious in the
kitchen. With January 23rd marking National Pie Day, and February
declared National Pie Month, bakers everywhere will be digging through
their cookbooks for the perfect recipe to share. If you’re looking for
something truly unique to try, especially with the littlest of chefs
in mind, we have the perfect suggestion for you—Mud Pies!
Our first releases of the year are by authors well known to NYRB Classics readers. The Traveller’s Tree by Patrick Leigh Fermor is “still the best piece of travel writing on the Caribbean” (The Guardian) and Conquered City by Victor Serge is a tragic novel of revolutionary terror. Both of these January books, as well as all NYRB Classics by Patrick Leigh Fermor and Victor Serge, are available at a limited-time 25% discount.
This week marks the birthday of Quentin Blake, one of the most celebrated children’s book illustrators working today. Along with The New York Review Children’s classics, Uncle and Uncle Cleans Up by J.P. Martin, he illustrated more than three hundred books by such authors as Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, and Roald Dahl.
This week we celebrate the birthday of the wonderful James Thurber by calling attention to two of his timeless classics available from our Children’s Collection. They are the perfect gift for anyone from 8 to 80.
“Thurber’s grown-up kids’ books, The Wonderful O and The 13 Clocks, long out of print, are back—rich with ogres and oligarchs, riddles and wit. What distinguishes them is not just quixotic imagination but Thurber’s inimitable delight in language. The stories beg to be read aloud…Thurber captivates the ear and captures the heart.” —Newsweek