The Artful Dickens

By John Mullan

The Artful Dickens

An entertaining, close examination of how the iconic 19th-century author plied his trade.

The Unwritten Book: An Investigation

This unusual, challenging work will resonate with (some) readers.

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

The Booker Prize-winning novelist explores how some of the greats spun their magic.

The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts

An illuminating examination of enduring, aged texts.

Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination

An intelligent, impassioned ode to the power of words.