The first book of poetry by Matthias Göritz to be available in English, in a translation by a renowned writer Very few books of poetry by contemporary German writers are available to English-speaking readers. In “Colonies of Paradise,” acclaimed poet and translator Mary Jo Bang introduces the poems of novelist, poet and translator Matthias Göritz, […]
Mary Bartling’s website on banned books aims to help us become better readers and better global citizens.
John Griswold, a staff writer at the Common Reader, a publication of Washington University, has published a new book, “The Age of Clear Profit: Essays on Home and the Narrow Road.” He will have an event at Left Bank Books Oct. 10.
Unique essays that look for stillness at the center of a life while confronting chaos in our era at home and abroad At age fifty, when many hope to slow down, and what’s left, as the poet Kobayashi Issa once wrote, is “clear profit,” John Griswold was starting over–again–in a position he had worked decades […]
A panoramic and accessible guide to one of the most celebrated—and controversial—authors of the 20th centuryPhilip Roth was one of the most prominent, controversial, and prolific American writers of his generation. By the time of his death in 2018, he had won the Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Awards, and three PEN/Faulkner Awards. In “Understanding Philip […]
All the Flowers Kneeling, the debut poetry collection of Paul Tran, MFA ’19, takes readers on a transformative ride.
Explorer Lawrence Millman has traveled far and wide, writing stories of his adventures from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian Amazon and beyond.
Diana Montaño, assistant professor of history in Arts & Sciences, has won the Alfred B. Thomas Award for her book “Electrifying Mexico: Technology and the Transformation of a Modern City.”
In her new book, “Making the World Over: Confronting Racism, Misogyny, and Xenophobia in U.S. History,” R. Marie Griffith addresses the helplessness many feel around public debate, giving readers tools to listen, respond and address deep social injustices.
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, known for her groundbreaking, richly layered depictions of queer life and family relationships, will receive the 2022 International Humanities Prize from Washington University in St. Louis.