NYRB News


The Mangan Inheritance

We’re pleased to announce the publication of Brian Moore’s The Mangan Inheritance. Set in New York City, Montreal, and rural Ireland, this novel is a dark and captivating tale of a young man’s attempt to untangle a mysterious family legacy. After being out of print for over twenty-five years, this outstanding work by Moore—an unparalleled spinner of literary suspense and a near-faultless storyteller—is available again to a new generation of readers.

Also releasing in August are three of our favorites, previously published in the series, and now available with fresh new covers: Camara Laye’s The Radiance of the King; Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Mr. Fortune; and Glenway Wescott’s The Pilgrim Hawk.

The Rescuers

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers, her classic tale of pluck, luck, and derring-do, is now available from The New York Review Children’s Collection. Having been out of print for over ten years, we are pleased to bring it back to life in an edition with illustrations by the great Garth Williams.

When the World Spoke French

When the World Spoke French, Marc Fumaroli’s engaging portrait of a time when French was the intellectual lingua franca of Europe and beyond, is appearing in English for the first time in a translation by Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard Howard.

For a limited time, this June release and other NYRB Classics of French interest are available at 25% off.

Patrick Leigh Fermor, 1915-2011

It was a sad day this past Friday, June 10, when we learned that Patrick Leigh Fermor had passed away at the age of ninety-six. We are extremely proud and fortunate to have published six of Leigh Fermor’s books in the NYRB Classics series, and just last year we published In Tearing Haste, a collection of correspondence between Leigh Fermor, or “Paddy” as he was known to his many friends, and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and the youngest of the celebrated Mitford sisters.

Perfect Father’s Day gifts from NYRB Classics

This month NYRB Classics adds to its collection two remarkable books about the American Civil War: David Stacton’s The Judges of the Secret Court, a novel about John Wilkes Booth; and Reveille in Washington: 1860-1865, Margaret Leech’s Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the social, political, and cultural state of the nation’s capital during the Civil War. Full of action, intrigue, and political drama, each of these new NYRB Classics is sure to make a perfect Father’s Day gift for the history or Civil War buff.

Songs of Kabir praised by August Kleinzahler in The New York Times Book Review

“Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s new translation of Kabir brings the poetry of the great 15th-century Indian poet and holy man to life in English for the first time. Not that others haven’t tried: Pound, Robert Bly and, most notably, Rabindranath Tagore in 1915, with a version consisting of thees, thous and thines, delivered in a sandalwood-scented prayer-book-ese that would not have been out of place atop a teak sidetable at one of Mme. Blavatsky’s legendary seances. But it is Mehrotra who has succeeded in capturing the ferocity and improvisational energy of Kabir’s poetry.” —August Kleinzahler, The New York Times Book Review

A Traveller in Time

coverThe New York Review Children’s Collection is pleased to present A Traveller in Time, a historical adventure story, by Alison Uttley. This new title, along with a selection of books by other British
writers of children’s literature, are available for a limited time at 30% off.

May Classics

We are pleased to announce two new May releases from NYRB Classics: Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age, Bohumil Hrabal’s stunning confessional novel and the first work from a Czech writer to be included in the NYRB Classics series; and Gillian Rose’s Love’s Work, a sharp and touching meditation inspired by the beloved author’s confrontation with cancer and the questions of how to overcome despair in the face of loss.