Friday, September 25, 2015

50th Anniversary Edition of Stoner Coming in November

Shelf Awareness

This November, New York Review Books will release a hardcover 50th anniversary edition of John Williams's classic novel Stoner. Originally published in 1965, Stoner did not become a success until more than a decade after the author's death in 1994. 
It was all-but-forgotten in the United States until bookseller John Doyle, of Crawford Doyle Booksellers in New York City, recommended the novel as something of a lost masterpiece to an editor at NYRB. The NYRB Classics edition, published in 2006, went on to become a commercial hit and garnered a huge amount of critical praise. 
Included in this new edition will be a collection of letters between Williams and his agent Marie Rodell about the novel and his difficulties in finding a publisher. The 50th anniversary edition of Stoner is out November 3.

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