Books About Writers and Writing

Updated June 14, 2023
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All good people here : a novel
Flowers, Ashley
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In the propulsive debut novel from the host of the #1 true crime podcast Crime Junkie, a journalist uncovers her hometown's dark secrets when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbor--and the disappearance of...
The Villa
Hawkins, Rachel
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Hawkins weaves an engrossing tale about betrayal, sisterhood, and the power of telling your own story. Captivating!" --People "Hawkins is the reigning queen of suspense." --Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times<...
Or what you will
Walton, Jo
Or What You Will is an utterly original novel about how stories are brought forth from Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Jo Walton. He has been too many things to count. He has been a dragon with a boy on his back. He has been a scholar, a...
A tale for the time being
Ozeki, Ruth L.
A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki--shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award "A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be."
The Paris wife : a novel
McLain, Paula.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A deeply evocative novel of ambition and betrayal that captures the love affair between two unforgettable people, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley--from the author of Love and Ruin and When the Stars Go Dark   "A beautiful...
The mystery of Mrs. Christie : a novel
Benedict, Marie
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! "A stunning story... The ending is ingenious, and it's possible that Benedict has brought to life the most plausible explanation for why Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926."--The Washington Post The New York Times and USA...
On writing : a memoir of the craft
King, Stephen
The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
I Didn't Do It
Hendricks, Jaime Lynn
Murderpalooza, the premier thriller writers conference, is meant to be an exciting celebration of the genre and its preeminent writers. But when bestselling author and industry favorite Kristin Bailey is found dead in her hotel room, four rival authors--a midlister, an egomaniac, a has-been, and a...
Devil house
Darnielle, John
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "It's never quite the book you think it is. It's better." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times From John Darnielle, the New York Times bestselling author and the singer-songwriter of the...
Hoover, Colleen
A gorgeous new collector's edition of Colleen Hoover's Verity, featuring a gold foil cover, a letter from the author, and an exclusive new chapter. Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller in Hardcover USA...
The plot
Korelitz, Jean Hanff
** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! ** The Tonight Show Summer Reads Winner ** A New York Times Notable Book of 2021 ** "Insanely readable." --Stephen King Hailed as "breathtakingly suspenseful," Jean Hanff Korelitz's...
Awad, Mona
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Soon to be a major motion picture "Jon Swift + Witches of Eastwick + Kelly 'Get In Trouble' Link + Mean Girls + Creative Writing Degree Hell! No punches pulled, no hilarities dodged, no meme unmangled! O Bunny you are sooo genius!" --Margaret Atwood,...
The wife : a novel
Wolitzer, Meg
Now a major motion picture starring Glenn Close in her Golden Globe-winning role! One of bestselling author Meg Wolitzer's most beloved books--an "acerbically funny" (Entertainment Weekly) and "intelligent...portrait of deception" (The New York Times). ...
Three simple lines : a writer's pilgrimage into the heart and homeland of haiku
Goldberg, Natalie
One of the world's foremost writing teachers invites readers on a joyful journey into the reading and origins of haiku A haiku is three simple lines. But it is also, as Allen Ginsberg put it, three lines that "make the mind leap." A good one, he said, lets the mind...
Soul culture : Black poets, books, and questions that grew me up
Bingham-Risher, Remica
Examines firsthand the lives of legendary Black writers who made a way out of no way to illuminate a road map for budding creators desiring to follow in their footsteps Acclaimed Cave Canem poet and essayist Remica Bingham-Risher interweaves personal essays and interviews she...
The writing life : writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book world
Arana, Marie.
Featuring a gathering of more than fifty of contemporary literature's finest voices, this volume will enchant, move, and inspire readers with its tales of The Writing Life. In it, authors divulge professional secrets: how they first discovered they were writers, how they work, how they deal...
Reaching Inside: 50 Acclaimed Authors on 100 Unforgettable Short Stories
Dubus 3rd, Andre
A moving and inspiring anthology of masterful essays on stories that touch the hearts and minds of readers. "A writer," Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow once said, "is a reader who is moved to emulation." New York Times bestselling novelist and memoirist Andre Dubus III...
And a dog called Fig : solitude, connection, the writing life
Humphreys, Helen
And a Dog Called Fig is the story of one writer's life with dogs (including a frisky new puppy), how they are uniquely ideal companions for building a creative life, and some delightful tales about dogs and their famous writers Into my writer's isolation will come a...
You: the story : a writer's guide to craft through memory
Sepetys, Ruta
The nonfiction debut by #1 New York Times bestselling and Carnegie Medal-winning author Ruta Sepetys. Perfect for fans of Burn After Writing and Bird by Bird. Life is story in motion. Each day, you add to your story, revise it, and view it from a different...
The writer's library : the authors you love on the books that changed their lives
Pearl, Nancy
NEW & NOTEWORTHY ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES  With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought...
Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life
Lamott, Anne.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. Anne Lamott is "a warm, generous, and hilarious guide through the writer's world...
Rough draft : a memoir
Tur, Katy
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "It's a hell of a story." --The New York Times "A stunning and revelatory memoir." --Oprah Daily From MSNBC anchor and instant New York Times bestselling author Katy Tur, a shocking and...
The elements of style
Strunk, William
This classic reference is a must-have for any student or writer. In this brief handbook, Strunk identifies the principal requirements of proper American English style and concentrates on the most often violated rules of composition. Authoritative and engagingly written, this is simply the greatest...
Chasing history : a kid in the newsroom
Bernstein, Carl
A New York Times bestseller In this triumphant memoir, Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of All the President's Men and pioneer of investigative journalism, recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation's...
Sea of Tranquility
Mandel, Emily St. John
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time travel, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years...
Writers & lovers : a novel
King, Lily
#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection "I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest...
Queenie : a novel
Carty-Williams, Candice
NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN'S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT! "[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking." --Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You<...

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