Our Editors

Our Editors  include Robert Wilson, Sudip Bose, Bruce Falconer, Stephanie Bastek, and Katie Daniels.

Thirteen of the Best Books We Read in 2019

From fiction that will pull you in to eight ways the world could end

by Our Editors | Saturday, December 21, 2019

A Holiday Reading Roundup

Seven books published by the Scholar’s contributors in 2019

by Our Editors | Monday, December 16, 2019

35 Over 35

These writers got their start after age 35—there’s still hope for you

by Our Editors | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Here Comes the Sun

What to read when it arrives

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The 12 Best British Detective Shows To Watch This Halloween

Gray sweaters and cunning sleuths abound

by Our Editors | Friday, October 26, 2018

The Greatest Escapes

The 13 boldest getaways in literature

by Our Editors | Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Seven Best Books We’ve Ever Received

‘Tis the season

by Our Editors | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

An Ostrich On Election Day

Eight Things to Distract You During the Midterms

by Our Editors | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Spooktacular Books

Thirteen tales it would be monstrous of you to miss

by Our Editors | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Five Books Banned for Dubious Reasons—So You Should Definitely Read Them

Banned Books Week draws attention to free speech, intellectual freedom, and the right to quietly read a good novel

by Our Editors | Monday, October 02, 2017

Professor Raskolnikov at the Lectern

14 fictional characters who wouldn’t do anything by the book

by Our Editors | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

14 Books to Read, Come Hell or High Water

Part two of our H₂0 series—opening the literary floodgates

by Our Editors | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dog Days and Dog-Eared Pages

A summer reading list, Scholar-style

by Our Editors | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ten Tales for Winter

These stories and a warm blanket will get you through the cold

by Our Editors | Monday, February 01, 2016

Last Words

One of the final poems that J. D. McClatchy (1945-2018) wrote

by Our Editors | Wednesday, April 11, 2018

14 Novels of Love Gone Wrong

Relationships doomed, damned, or otherwise disappointing

by Our Editors | Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Ones That Got Away

21 authors who’ve settled down in the sunny Mediterranean—and you can too!

by Our Editors | Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Many Monsters or Monstrous Men—A Listicle Duel About Literary Villains

Two SCHOLAR editors clash over what books to read this Halloween season

by Our Editors | Thursday, October 26, 2017

Five Pulp Favorites—And Five Literary Greats for Ballast

There’s some commercial fiction you shouldn’t feel ashamed to read on the subway … but just in case, we’ve included a few highbrow favorites to cover your tracks

by Our Editors | Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Back to School Required Reading

12 Literary Campuses Worth Revisiting

by Our Editors | Friday, September 08, 2017

10 Books to Read—And Not a Drop to Drink

Dry salvages that will make you thirsty—part one of our H₂0 reading series

by Our Editors | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The 11 Best Literary Feasts

Our favorite fictional culinary scenes

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ten Neglected Classics

by Our Editors | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A St. Patrick’s Day Reading List

Pair your pint with one of these titles, whether classic or obscure

by Our Editors | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Summer Reading List

Beach reading, Scholar style

by Our Editors | Monday, June 16, 2014

A Literary Home for the Holidays

Twelve books about family

by Our Editors | Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Best of the Bard

Our favorite passages from Shakespeare’s works

by Our Editors | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jacob A. Riis: The Other Half

A retrospective at the Museum of the City of New York

by Our Editors | Monday, December 07, 2015

Birds of a Feather

An ornithological mural takes flight

by Our Editors | Monday, February 29, 2016

Ten Best Sentences

by Our Editors | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ten Worst Opening Lines

by Our Editors | Monday, September 29, 2014

Spotted Opera

An excerpt from a new opera

by Our Editors | Monday, December 07, 2015

Fischer v. Spassky

A legendary chess match hits the screen

by Our Editors | Monday, September 07, 2015