Sheila Kohler

Sheila Kohler ’s novels include The Bay of Foxes, Dreaming for Freud, Becoming Jane Eyre, and Open Secrets She is also the author of three short-story collections and a memoir, Once We Were Sisters.. She teaches creative writing at Princeton and Columbia universities.

The Windmills of Our Minds

Reading Cervantes during the pandemic

by Sheila Kohler | Monday, August 03, 2020


Recalling a past of sound and silence, and secrets that could never be told

by Sheila Kohler | Tuesday, June 02, 2020


The stones, shimmering and precious, connect a writer to her generous, enigmatic mother

by Sheila Kohler | Monday, June 04, 2018

The Other Woman

A mother’s devastating secret, and its many reverberations, present and past

by Sheila Kohler | Monday, June 06, 2016


A South African family of privilege kept its secrets

by Sheila Kohler | Monday, September 08, 2014

Think Always of the Reader

by Sheila Kohler | Monday, May 23, 2016

J. M. Coetzee’s The Master of Petersburg

The sinister truths of our souls

by Sheila Kohler | Monday, October 19, 2015

Against the Grain

by Sheila Kohler | Monday, August 04, 2014