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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.
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.
A preeminent literary critic, William Deresiewicz has written for The Nation and The American Scholar, and is the author of A Jane Austen Education.
MIT professor and Einstein's Dreams author Alan Lightman blends science and literature with "spare poetic power, emotional intensity and ironic wit."