Harper Academic

New Books for Your Composition Course

Educators asked Thomas C. Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, to make his next book about writing. He listened.

Combining anecdotes and hard-won lessons from decades of teaching and writing, Professor Foster guides your students through the basics of writing.

They’ll learn how to organize their thoughts, construct first drafts, and how to keep themselves in their chairs so that inspiration can come to visit.

Harper Perennial
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320 pages; index.
Paperback, $17.99
ISBN 9780063139411
Available in eBook and digital audio editions.

Alexander Chee, an essayist of “virtuosity and power” (Washington Post), has selected twenty essays out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.

The 2022 edition includes essays from Justin Torres, Anthony Veasna So, Brian Blanchfield, Naomi Jackson, Andrea Long Chu, Gary Shteyngart, Elias Rodriques, Elissa Washuta, Debra Gwartney, Vauhini Vara,Jung Hae Chae, Angelique Stevens, Jason Brown Lina Mounzer, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Tanner Akoni, Calvin Gimpelevich, Kaitiyn Greenidge, Jesus Quintero, and others.

Mariner Books
Publication Date: 11/1/22
336 pages
Paperback, $17.99
ISBN 9780358658870
Available in eBook and digital audio editions.

The latest collection of the best science and nature articles written in 2021 was selected by guest editor renowned marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and series editor Jaime Green.

Sections for this year’s edition include “Nature Is Magnificient,” “Nature Is Roiled,” “Humans Are a Part of Nature,” “Ways of Knowing,” and “Futures We Could Have.”

Contributors include Julian Aguon, Manuela Andreoni, Mark Arax, Claudia Geib, Cynthia R. Greenlee, Kashmir Hill, Lacy M. Johnson, Sarah Kaplan, Eli Murrary, Jessica Plumb, Julia Rosen, and others.

Mariner Books
Publication Date: 11/1/22
336 pages
Paperback, $17.99
ISBN 9780358615293
Available in eBook and digital audio editions.