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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Forthcoming from The Library of America (Winter–Spring 2016)

Abigail Adams: Letters
(forthcoming March 2016)
The Library of America series ushers in 2016 with a slate of familiar names alongside one notable newcomer. Henry James: Autobiographies is the sixteenth volume in the LOA edition of James’s collected works, its publication timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his death on February 28, 1916. Ross Macdonald and Virgil Thomson also return, and we conclude our Kurt Vonnegut edition with Novels 1987–1997, which collects three satirical novels from the twilight years of the American century.

With Abigail Adams: Letters, America’s second First Lady becomes the first woman from the founding era to have a Library of America volume devoted entirely to her writings. That book will appear in tandem with the third and final collection of her husband John Adams’s writings.

Two paperback reprints, Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now and Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber, round out our winter–spring list.


Kurt Vonnegut
Novels 1987–1997

Sidney Offit, Editor
Bluebeard • Hocus Pocus • Timequake
January 2016
Library of America #273 / ISBN 978-1-59853-464-1

Henry James

Philip Horne, Editor
A Small Boy and Others • Notes of a Son and Brother • The Middle Years • Other Writings
February 2016
Library of America #274 / ISBN 978-1-59853-471-9

Abigail Adams

Edith Gelles, Editor
March 2016
Library of America #275 / ISBN 978-159853-465-8

John Adams
Writings from the New Nation 1784–1826

Gordon S. Wood, Editor
March 2016
Library of America #276 / ISBN 978-159853-466-5

Virgil Thomson
The State of Music & Other Writings

Tim Page, Editor
The State of Music • Virgil Thomson • American Music Since 1910 • Music with Words • Other Writings
March 2016
Library of America #277 / ISBN 978-159853-467-2

Ross Macdonald
Three Novels of the Early 1960s

Tom Nolan, Editor
The Zebra-Striped Hearse • The Chill • The Far Side of the Dollar
April 2016
Library of America #279 / ISBN 978-159853-479-5


Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now
James Shapiro, editor
January 2016
ISBN 978-159853-462-7

Manny Farber
Farber on Film

Robert Polito, Editor
February 2016
ISBN 978-159853-469-6

Previously on Reader’s Almanac
Forthcoming from The Library of America (Fall 2015)


  1. Would the Library of America consider publishing Henry Miller's work?

  2. We hope (and plan) to publish more Edmund Wilson, as well as Henry Miller. Thus far, however, we have been unable to negotiate the rights for Wilson's "Patriotic Gore" or for Miller's fiction.

  3. I really do hope William Carlos Williams, Moore, Dickinson, Hemingway, Eliot, Pound, Pynchon, and Ellison will be made available within the next decade.

  4. Lewis Nordan is a tremendously talented Southern writer whom I'd love to see LOA collect. His novel Wolf Whistle and his short fiction are brilliant though he isn't as well known as he should be. Also, what about the work of Robert Penn Warren?

  5. Is Works by John O'Hara on the horizon

  6. We just announced the first volume of our John O'Hara edition today, in fact. See the the latest post.


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