News

News about neglected books, authors, publishers, as well as articles of interest to fans of the underappreciated and undiscovered.


Extreme Reading: Phyllis Rose’s The Shelf (2014)

December 11th, 2014

“10 overlooked novels: how many have you read?,” from the Guardian, 6 May 2014

May 13th, 2014

Video feature on Herbert Clyde Lewis, a neglected writer long overdue for rediscovery

July 14th, 2013

New page added to Sources: Recommendations from Phillip Routh (not Roth)

May 5th, 2013

Video Feature on Five Neglected Memoirs

March 29th, 2013

Invisible Ink: Christopher Fowler on Forgotten Writers

January 27th, 2013

Alexander Saxton, historian and novelist, dies at age 93

September 2nd, 2012

Ads from the Saturday Review of Literature

July 23rd, 2012

Herbert Clyde Lewis’ Gentleman Overboard Reissued–in Spanish

July 8th, 2012

Uncover a Classic in Hesperus Press’ Competition

May 13th, 2012

New site with podcasts on obscure books and writers: Why I Really Like This Book

January 19th, 2012

Harper Perennial to release lost Jetta Carleton novel, Clair de Lune, in March 2012

August 15th, 2011

Operators and Things: Barbara O’Brien’s classic memoir of schizophrenia–now in print AND online

July 14th, 2011

Second Reading, by Jonathan Yardley

July 13th, 2011

Coming in July 2011: The Neversink Library

February 20th, 2011

New Source added: “Forgotten Authors,” from The Independent

February 13th, 2011

An Audiobook Landmark

September 11th, 2010

New List Added to “Sources”: The New Republic, 1934

May 13th, 2010

Libertarianism has its Benefits: Download Isabel Paterson’s “Never Ask the End” for Free

April 13th, 2010

Jonathan Yardley’s Second Readings added to Sources

January 10th, 2010

Books to Watch “Mad Men” By, Part 2

November 12th, 2009

BBC Radio 4’s Neglected Classics Contest

October 21st, 2009

Books to Watch “Mad Men” By

October 13th, 2009

Barnes & Noble launches “Rediscovers” series devoted to out-of-print worthies

August 23rd, 2009

Ruminator Finds added to Sources

August 9th, 2009

Black Squirrel Books added to Publishers Page

July 17th, 2009

“Why Do Some Writers Disappear?” from the Wall St. Journal

July 4th, 2009

Jane Smiley on Jetta Carleton’s The Moonflower Vine (Video)

July 1st, 2009

Just added to Sources: 100 Great American Novels You’ve (Probably) Never Read, by Karl Bridges

June 1st, 2009

What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960, by Gordon Hutner

June 1st, 2009

Excellent new article on Jetta Carleton and The Moonflower Vine

May 14th, 2009

Robert Phelps featured in The American Scholar

April 28th, 2009

1500 Books added to Publishers List

April 12th, 2009

Neglected Books gets a mention in Publishers Weekly

February 17th, 2009

What Makes a Book “Neglected”?

January 19th, 2009

“The Gospel at Colonus” now available on DVD

January 8th, 2009

Neglected No More: Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road

December 20th, 2008

UW Press to Reissue “Two Kinds of Time”–Forgotten Classic China Travel Book

October 22nd, 2008

Nobel Committee Salutes Neglected Books

October 11th, 2008

Harper Perennial reissue of “The Moonflower Vine” by Jetta Carleton Confirmed

September 24th, 2008

Neglected Books and Movie Tie-ins

September 10th, 2008

Old Street Books publishes Max Blecher’s “Scarred Hearts”

September 1st, 2008

Terry Teachout on Angus Wilson’s Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

August 28th, 2008

Catching Up

August 22nd, 2008

Amazon’s Kindle brings a few neglected books back to e-life

July 22nd, 2008

Harper Perennial to reissue Jetta Carleton’s “The Moonflower Vine” in 2009

July 8th, 2008

Michael Frayn’s “Sweet Dreams” on OneBook

July 7th, 2008

An Interview with John Seaton, editor of Faber Finds

June 25th, 2008

SUNY Press added to Publishers List

June 19th, 2008

New from NYRB Classics: First English translation of Stefan Zweig novel

May 20th, 2008

The Village Voice polls writers on favorite obscure books

May 16th, 2008

“Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” brings Neglected Writer Winifred Watson to Screen

May 12th, 2008

Faber Finds: a Major Neglected Books Series Launches

May 9th, 2008

“Bison Frontiers of Imagination” reissues from the University of Nebraska Press

October 18th, 2007

The Outmoded Authors Reading Challenge

October 18th, 2007

Paul Dry Books added to Publishers page

September 26th, 2007

On “The Last Puritan”, by George Santayana, from the Financial Times

August 27th, 2007

Antioch Review’s Neglected Books Contest

June 17th, 2007

Classics of the Future, by Alan Cheuse

June 16th, 2007

“The Coast of Utopia” and The Romantic Exiles

May 27th, 2007

Thomas Rogers, 1927-2007

April 26th, 2007

Two Reasons to Read Second-Rate Books

February 22nd, 2007

“Reputations revisited” from the TLS’s 75th anniversary issue added to Sources

February 18th, 2007

Interview with Mark Moskowitz of “The Stone Reader” and the Lost Books Club

January 23rd, 2007

Northwestern University Press reissues The Death of the Detective, by Mark Smith

January 21st, 2007

The Winds from Nowhere

January 19th, 2007

James Guetti, 1937-2007

January 15th, 2007

A Talk about Neglected Books

November 26th, 2006

New Source Added: “Lost & Found” from The New Republic

November 19th, 2006

Messiah: A Neglected Book by Gore Vidal

November 16th, 2006

Richard Yates on Fellow Neglected Writers

September 19th, 2006

Sightings: Neglected Books in Scotland

August 27th, 2006

Underappreciated Literature: from WNYC’s “Leonard Lopate Show”

August 8th, 2006

Eland Books added to Publishers page

August 4th, 2006

Doris Lessing added to Sources

July 28th, 2006

Neglected book mentioned in Mental Floss magazine

July 20th, 2006

New List added to Sources: Robert Nedelkoff

July 17th, 2006

Valancourt Books added to Publishers

July 17th, 2006