Thanks for visiting today. The names above are just a few Friends of Literati we hope you'll get to know while you're here. Since 1997 our editors have hand-selected those writers we choose to feature on this site, along with the fine books they have published, and that will always be one of Literati's main functions—to introduce you to some really interesting people who have things to say, whether fiction or non-fiction.

The best place to start is on the Authors page. Choose your favorite categories, and we'll offer up a fine selection of writers who meet your criteria. We'll also be offering space here to new and upcoming authors on an invitation-only basis. If you are an author with a book needing readers, perhaps we can help. Contact us here and we'll describe the process.

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April 28th
Bellow’s novel divided critics when it was first published in 1959. James Parker and Francine Prose discuss the experience of reading it today.
April 28th
Jon Krakauer describes cases of acquaintance rape at the University of Montana.
April 28th
A memoir of race, faith and a mother’s devotion, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith.
April 28th
Life doesn't have to be all about your 9 to 5 -- just ask some of the world's most driven women. We rounded up advice from the interviews, commencement speeches and social media accounts of insanely successful women. And whether they started out as assi…
April 28th
What will your favorite superheroes be doing after they hang up their suits, capes and masks? Well, they'll be aging like the rest of us. A new photo series by Dubai-based photographer, Martin Beck, aims to illustrate just that. The collection, "We Can B…
April 28th
Grab the tissues, this one's a doozy. In a new series of Mother's Day ads, Hallmark asked people to describe the love and gratitude they have for their mothers. Little did the participants know, their moms were listening in to their conversations the ent…
April 28th
Readers eager to catch up with the Iowa farming family Jane Smiley introduced in Some Luck will enjoy the latest installment, which follows the five children off the farm and into the postwar era.
April 28th
A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.
April 27th
Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

NEW BOOK BY LONGTIME LITERATI MEMBER MARC BEKOFF

Rewilding Our Hearts:

Building Pathways of

Compassion and Coexistence

New World Library, November 2014

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In wildlife conservation work, rewilding — to make wild once again — refers to the creation of corridors between preserved lands that allow declining populations to rebound. Marc Bekoff, one of our most engaging animal experts and activists, here applies the concept to human attitudes. He argues that unless we rewild ourselves, becoming profoundly reconnected to nature and fundamentally shifting our consciousness, our conservation efforts will have but limited impact. Bekoff shows that when we make the effort to not just see, but to emphatically become "the seen," our perspective on animals and their habitats changes in profound ways. As we shift to acting from the inside out, our efforts move beyond simply reacting to current crises and become powerfully proactive. Ultimately, Rewilding Our Hearts invites readers to become re-enchanted with our world, and by dissolving false boundaries, to truly connect with both nature and ourselves.


Coming Soon is, well, coming soon. We'll be giving away copies of signed books by many of our featured authors. Check back here. Soon.