NYRB News


March Classics

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.

February Classics

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.

Daniel Pinkwater’s Lizard Music

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.

Pie Day!

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!

January Classics

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.

Quentin Blake’s Birthday

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.

James Thurber’s Birthday—December 8

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

Nature Stories

NYRB Classics is pleased to announce the publication of the late Douglas Parmée’s new translation of Jules Renard’s Histoires Naturelles.

“There is no real equivalent for the French word esprit which is somewhere between and beyond humor and wit and which is essentially what these short commentaries on the bird and animal world display.” —Kirkus Reviews