Emily Fox Gordon is the author of two memoirs, a novel, and a collection of essays, Book of Days. Her essay, “At Sixty-Five,” in the Summer 2013 Scholar, was selected for Best American Essays 2014.
Emily Fox Gordon
An Atheist’s Lament
Is anyone—even a lifelong nonbeliever—ever truly done with religion?
by Emily Fox Gordon | Monday, December 07, 2020
How I Learned to Talk
Conversation once offered entry into other people’s minds. Has that disappeared?
by Emily Fox Gordon | Tuesday, September 03, 2019
As a writer, with a writer’s chronic need for detachment, I have avoided the ideology of gender
by Emily Fox Gordon | Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Confessing and Confiding
Knowing the difference between the two can elevate an essay from therapy to art
by Emily Fox Gordon | Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Philip Roth’s Patrimony
An elegiac story of change and loss
by Emily Fox Gordon | Monday, August 24, 2015
After the excesses of youth and terrors of middle age, a writer faces the contingencies of being old