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 Constancy of Things 

All it took was that first bite for her to realize that she had indeed been hungry, not just for food, but for pleasure, for life.

by Sheila Kohler | Tuesday, March 01, 2022

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