The American Scholar
Most Popular Writers
Prolific storyteller Paul Theroux is the author of more than 40 books, including The Mosquito Coast and The Great Railway Bazaar, about his Asia travels.
Nathaniel Rich wrote his novel Odds Against Tomorrow, about a natural disaster hitting New York, before Hurricane Sandy. He’s also a prescient essayist.
A woman of letters and a bestselling novelist, Francine Prose is as unexpected as she is prolific. Her new novel is “Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.”
Daphne Merkin began her career as a critic, but it is her fiction and frank personal essays on everything from spanking to depression that won her fame.
Mark Oppenheimer writes about religion, urbanism, parenthood, himself. He is the author of the memoir Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate.