It’s not easy being Edie, and at only ten years old, there’s nothing fair about being a middle kid in the Cares family. But you have to be an indomitable character if you want to survive a parentless summer by the seaside with snooty brothers, a show-off sister, a pair of very small half-siblings (that you must take sailing), some stolen things, an oncoming hurricane, and, of course, a mystery that needs solving. With the publication of The New York Review Children’s Collection edition of E.C. Spykman’s classic, Terrible, Horrible Edie
, she’s back, standing shoulder to shoulder with all the gutsy girls from American juvenile fiction.
May 18, 2010, 12:33 p.m. |
The New York Review Children’s Collection
wholeheartedly endorses the Children’s Book Week, and encourages you to visit your local bookstore or the CBC website to find out about more events in your neighborhood.
May 11, 2010, 9:32 a.m. |
Last Thursday, NYRB Classics presented an evening of New York Stories, past and present, at The Morgan Library &
Museum in New York City for the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival. There, a remarkable panel of Quim Monzó, Darryl Pinckney, Roxana Robinson, and Colm Tóibín tackled the complex relationships that Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Elizabeth Hardwick had with New York City.
For those unable to attend the panel, we are pleased to provide this link
to the complete audio of the program.
May 4, 2010, 2 p.m. |
Born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn, William Lindsay Gresham was fascinated by the Coney Island sideshows. Developing an unerring eye for the scene’s details, he deserves to be remembered as one of America’s best chroniclers of the underground. Now available from NYRB Classics, at a limited time 30% discount, his Nightmare Alley
is an indelible noir classic on the varieties of deception and the dream of redemption.
April 27, 2010, 11:34 a.m. |
“The One-Straw Revolution
is one of the founding documents of the alternative food movement, and indispensable to anyone hoping to understand the future of food and agriculture.” —Michael Pollan
April 22, 2010, 11:01 a.m. |
NYRB Classics is once again a proud sponsor of PEN’s annual World Voices Festival—which aims to foster international understanding by bringing international and American authors together in conversation. This year NYRB Classics and PEN World Voices Festival present an evening of New York Stories, past and present, at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 29th.
April 20, 2010, 10:05 a.m. |
Things look a bit out of the ordinary here at NYRB, and we couldnt be happier.
Welcome to our new homepage. Along with The New York Review of Books, we’ve completely redesigned our website to help highlight everything new that were doing with our books. Here youll find
podcasts, reading group discussions, NYRB events, videos as well as giveaways, NYRB in the News,
social networking, and so much more. Its a space where wed like to cultivate a community
of readers, as diverse as our catalog.
April 11, 2010, 10:35 a.m. |
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
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. With the
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.
April 11, 2010, 9:03 a.m. |
The Academy of American Poets declared April as Poetry Month in 1996, and weve been doing
our part to enrich the range of poetry available to the reading public. From award-winning new translations
of century-old classics to celebrated anthologies, NYRB has a diverse assortment of verse for
you to celebrate the month. And dont forget: the month long celebration culminates on April
29th with Poem in Your Pocket Day, where everyone is encouraged to carry
a poem around and share it with friends.
And as a tribute to the month, a poem:
April 11, 2010, 8:42 a.m. |
Recently Scott Simon and Daniel Pinkwater made a giant step into making the genius of Frank Tashlin
more recognizable by featuring the newly released The Bear That Wasnt on NPRs
Weekend Edition. Laughing between reading aloud about fumbling factory workers, fake fur coats,
and a bear declaring his bearness, Scott Simon praised the story with its wonderful
pictures and even some political satire to appeal to adults who read it as well. Daniel Pinkwater
goes on to name it a classic. And the proof of that is that it is now coming out…from the
wonderful and magnificent New York Review Childrens Collection.
April 11, 2010, 8 a.m. |