Emily Fox Gordon

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.

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

Against Solidarity

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

At Sixty-Five

After the excesses of youth and terrors of middle age, a writer faces the contingencies of being old

by Emily Fox Gordon | Monday, June 10, 2013