James Wood is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a visiting lecturer in English and American literature at Harvard. Previously he taught literature with Saul Bellow at Boston University and, in 1994, served as a judge for the Booker Prize. He is the author of How Fiction Works, several essay collections, and the novel The Book against God.
A new, far-ranging collection of essays from 'the strongest…literary critic we have.' (New York Review of Books)
Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works—books that established James Wood as the leading critic of h...[SEE MORE]