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Down and Out With Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren, champion of the hard-luck cases and the losers, was one of the most famous authors of the mid-20th century. What happened? Colin Asher has written a reappraisal.

Apr 11, 2019
Sandy McIntosh The Right Place, the Right Time

In “Lesser Lights,” Sandy McIntosh has crafted a memoir of entertaining vignettes that show a Hamptons barely recognizable today, when the arts were fun, writers were accessible, and the living was easy.

Apr 18, 2019
Susan Scarf Merrell, left, a professor in the college’s M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature, with Emily Smith Gilbert, the new editor in chief of The Southampton Review. Five Writers on Rewriting

Stony Brook Southampton faculty consider the “art and craft of the redraft” Wednesday in the return of the M.F.A. program’s Writers Speak series for the spring.

Mar 7, 2019
Elizabeth Keenan and Greg Wands Ruthless People

A thriller that at first seems cynically executed is in fact solidly entertaining.

Mar 14, 2019
Gary J. Whitehead Poetry by Gary Whitehead at the College

Fresh from publication in The New Yorker, Gary J. Whitehead reads at Stony Brook Southampton for Writers Speak.

Mar 21, 2019
Claire Adam Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

With “Golden Child,” Claire Adam’s gripping novel set in Trinidad, Sarah Jessica Parker’s imprint has its second success in introducing a new voice.

Mar 21, 2019
East Hampton’s venerable Baker House 1650 has planned a weekend escape for readers with book signings and cocktail receptions from here to Southampton. A Bookish Bedside Weekend

Books and signings and drinks, oh my! (And don't forget the choice meal.) The Baker House 1650 hits back against the winter doldrums.

Feb 14, 2019
Book Markers:02.21.19

Bob Zellner’s civil rights memoir reissued in paperback, plus an African-American Read-In in Sag Harbor.

Feb 21, 2019
A.J. Jacobs Not-So-Bitter Brew

A.J. Jacobs wanted a mental makeover to alleviate his perpetual annoyance. He chose to thank every person he could think of even remotely connected to producing his morning cup of joe.

Jan 17, 2019
Loretta Orion Oh Goody, Witchy Woman of 1657

The good folks of East Hampton still held their share of medieval beliefs in the second half of the 17th century.

Jan 31, 2019