We’re happy to announce a new addition to The Best American Series: 

THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY will launch in October 2015 with John Joseph Adams as series editor and Joe Hill as the inaugural guest editor.
“So many award winning and bestselling novels have been infused with science fiction and fantasy elements in recent years as have recent films and television series. It is perfect timing to add this subject area to our Best American series,” says HMH Publisher Bruce Nichols.
“Science fiction and fantasy literature is experiencing a golden age,” says John Joseph Adams. “My goal for this series is to prove that the finest science fiction and fantasy is on par with the finest works of literature in any genre.”
Selections for this series will be drawn from a wide array of publications including mainstream magazines, core science fiction/fantasy publications, online venues as well as from original anthologies in the field.

We’re happy to announce a new addition to The Best American Series

THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY will launch in October 2015 with John Joseph Adams as series editor and Joe Hill as the inaugural guest editor.

“So many award winning and bestselling novels have been infused with science fiction and fantasy elements in recent years as have recent films and television series. It is perfect timing to add this subject area to our Best American series,” says HMH Publisher Bruce Nichols.

“Science fiction and fantasy literature is experiencing a golden age,” says John Joseph Adams. “My goal for this series is to prove that the finest science fiction and fantasy is on par with the finest works of literature in any genre.”

Selections for this series will be drawn from a wide array of publications including mainstream magazines, core science fiction/fantasy publications, online venues as well as from original anthologies in the field.

Introducing the 2012 BEST AMERICAN SERIES, the finest in travel, science and nature, sports, and mystery writing, essays, comics, nonrequired reading, and short stories, culled and perfected by editors of the highest degree, including Dave Eggers, David Brooks, Tom Perotta and more.

Check out the website to learn more and to get involved.

For all those curious minds out there, the new Best American Science and Nature Writing is now available! 
Edited by outrageously curious science writer Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and Packing for Mars, this collection brings together the best and brightest writers on science and nature.

For all those curious minds out there, the new Best American Science and Nature Writing is now available! 

Edited by outrageously curious science writer Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and Packing for Mars, this collection brings together the best and brightest writers on science and nature.

Best American Comics 2011 is here, showcasing some of the most varied and intriguing talent yet!
The Best American Comics showcases  the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors.  Editor Alison Bechdel — creator of the cult comic strip “Dykes to  Watch Out For” and author of Fun Home— has culled the best  stories from graphic novels, pamplet comics, newspapers, magazines,  mini-comics and webcomics to create this cutting-edge collection. With  entries from Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith, and Dash Shaw, this edtion  delivers ”a thrilling and varied journey from start to finish”  (Publishers Weekly).

Best American Comics 2011 is here, showcasing some of the most varied and intriguing talent yet!

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Alison Bechdel — creator of the cult comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” and author of Fun Home— has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamplet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics and webcomics to create this cutting-edge collection. With entries from Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith, and Dash Shaw, this edtion delivers ”a thrilling and varied journey from start to finish”  (Publishers Weekly).

The Best American Series 2011 just keeps getting better! For all you sports fans out there, the new Best American Sports Writing is here!
Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings togther the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Edited by the award-winning Jane Leavy, author of Sandy Koufax and The Last Boy, the pieces in this volume embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity and excitement

The Best American Series 2011 just keeps getting better! For all you sports fans out there, the new Best American Sports Writing is here!

Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings togther the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Edited by the award-winning Jane Leavy, author of Sandy Koufax and The Last Boy, the pieces in this volume embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity and excitement

Another new title from the Best American Series 2011, the always classic Best American Essays. 
Edited by the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I Am Dying, this classic collection of essays showcases the year’s best.

Another new title from the Best American Series 2011, the always classic Best American Essays

Edited by the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I Am Dying, this classic collection of essays showcases the year’s best.

Another new one from the Best American Series 2011, Best American Travel Writing is a must-have for anyone with a little wanderlust in them!
The hilarious and well-traveled Sloane Crosley, author of the New York Times bestseller I Was Told There’d be Cake, helms this collection of the genre’s gems.

Another new one from the Best American Series 2011, Best American Travel Writing is a must-have for anyone with a little wanderlust in them!

The hilarious and well-traveled Sloane Crosley, author of the New York Times bestseller I Was Told There’d be Cake, helms this collection of the genre’s gems.

Here it is, The Best American Short Stories 2011 out today!
Edited by  the award-winning, best-selling author Geraldine Brooks, this year’s  collection will be another “sure bet for gripping, emotional challenging  reading” (San Diego Union-Tribune). With Brooks picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to satisfy this year.
"Another stellar selection from an anthology that has sustained high standards for 35 years..Each one of these stories could establish itself as some reader’s favorite.”—Kirkus, starred

Here it is, The Best American Short Stories 2011 out today!

Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Geraldine Brooks, this year’s collection will be another “sure bet for gripping, emotional challenging reading” (San Diego Union-Tribune). With Brooks picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to satisfy this year.

"Another stellar selection from an anthology that has sustained high standards for 35 years..Each one of these stories could establish itself as some reader’s favorite.”
Kirkus, starred

It wouldn’t be National Short Story Month without a Best American Short Stories giveaway. The 2010 edition, edited by Richard Russo, is this week’s Win-a-Book Wednesday title!
Enter for the chance to win your copy in a random drawing HERE!
Edited by the award-winning, best-selling  author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus  of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and  meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo  picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story  anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year.
Congratulations to Athena from New York who won last week’s giveaway, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SMILING WOMAN. 

It wouldn’t be National Short Story Month without a Best American Short Stories giveaway. The 2010 edition, edited by Richard Russo, is this week’s Win-a-Book Wednesday title!

Enter for the chance to win your copy in a random drawing HERE!

Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year.

Congratulations to Athena from New York who won last week’s giveaway, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SMILING WOMAN

Two titans of the written word - and former Best American editors - talk shop. Love.

92y:

Blueberry Finn, The Big Gatsby and Good Expectations

Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie were here last summer for spirited literary conversation. In the clip above, provided in partnership with 92Y and FORA.tv, both men played a game whereby they change the title of epic books, rendering them a bit less epic. Some examples rattled off included Blueberry Finn, The Big Gatsby and Good Expectations.

See all upcoming Talks at 92Y.