Our Editors

Our Editors include Robert Wilson, Sudip Bose, Bruce Falconer, Stephanie Bastek, Jayne Ross, and Taylor Curry.

14 Novels of Love Gone Wrong

Relationships doomed, damned, or otherwise disappointing

by Our Editors | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ten Worst Opening Lines

by Our Editors | Monday, September 29, 2014

Summer Daze

Books we recommend for warm-weather days

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Spooktacular Books

Thirteen tales it would be monstrous of you to miss

by Our Editors | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Turning Leaves and Turning Pages

by Our Editors | Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Best of the Bard

Our favorite passages from Shakespeare’s works

by Our Editors | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dog Days and Dog-Eared Pages

A summer reading list, Scholar-style

by Our Editors | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Our favorite epistolary novels

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Father Figures

Fourteen books to celebrate Father's Day

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Please, Sir, I Want Some More

Charles Dickens died 150 years ago today

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 09, 2020

11 Culinary Books with Words to Savor

Food writing so good, you can practically taste it

by Our Editors | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The 12 Best British Detective Shows

Gray sweaters and cunning sleuths abound

by Our Editors | Friday, October 26, 2018

13 Books to Add to Your Cabin-Fever Reading List

by Our Editors | Monday, March 16, 2020

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 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

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

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

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

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

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