Louise Glück and Shifra Sharlin included in Phillip Lopate’s Contemporary American Essay

April 6, 2021

Louise Glück and Shifra Sharlin’s essays have been included in Phillip Lopate’s “The Contemporary American Essay”

A dazzling anthology of essays by some of America’s best writers, drawn from the past quarter century

The first decades of the twenty-first century have witnessed a blossoming of creative nonfiction. In this extraordinary collection, Phillip Lopate gathers essays by forty-seven of American’s best contemporary writers, mingling long-established eminences with newer voices and making room for a wide variety of perspectives and styles. The Contemporary American Essay is a monument to a remarkably adaptable form and a treat for anyone who loves fantastic writing.
Hilton Als • Nicholson Baker • Thomas Beller • Eula Biss • Mary Cappello • Anne Carson • Terry Castle • Alexander Chee • Teju Cole • Bernard Cooper • Sloane Crosley • Charles D’Ambrosio • Meghan Daum • Geoff Dyer • Lina Ferreira • Emily Fox Gordon • Lynn Freed • Rivka Galchen • Ross Gay • Louise Glück • Patricia Hampl • Aleksandar Hemon • Samantha Irby • Leslie Jamison • Margo Jefferson • Laura Kipnis • David Lazar • Yiyun Li • Phillip Lopate • Barry Lopez • Thomas Lynch • John McPhee • Ander Monson • Eileen Myles • Maggie Nelson • Meghan O’Gieblyn • Joyce Carol Oates • Darryl Pinckney • Lia Purpura • Karen Russell • David Sedaris • Shifra Sharlin • David Shields • Floyd Skloot • Rebecca Solnit • Clifford Thompson • Wesley Yang

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