We invite visiting authors and scholars to submit a "Bibliography," with or without annotation, of books in some way related to their own book or work. Check each post for details on related events!

May 7th, 2017

Alan Fishbone has an M.Phil. in Classics from Columbia University. He has worked as a teacher of English and aikido; as a translator of Latin, ancient Greek, and Spanish; and as a bouncer, bartender, construction worker, and professor of Classics. He lives and works in New York City. Fishbone reads from Organ Grinder: A Classical Education Gone Astray, Sat. May 20 6pm at 57th Street Books. RSVP and details here

Homer, The Iliad

Plato, Phaedrus

Horace, ...

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April 15th, 2017

Ravi Shankar  is founding editor of Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts, and co-editor of The Golden Shovel Anthology: New  Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Shankar discusses Andal: The Autobiography of a Goddess, in conversation with Whitney Cox, Sat. 4/14 3pm at the Co-op.

The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (University of Arkansas Press, 2017)

Autobiography of a Goddess: Translations of Andal (Zubaan Books / University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Union: 50 Years of Singaporean Literature and 15 Years of Drunken Boat (Ethos Books / Drunken Boat, Singapore, 2015)

What Else Could it Be: Collaborations and Ekphrastics (Carolina Wren, Durham, NC 2015) 


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April 4th, 2017

Benjamin Morgan is assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago. His book, The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature, approaches the Victorian period of innovation as an important origin point for current attempts to understand art or beauty using the tools of the sciences. He will join Lorraine Daston, editor of Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures, for an event at the Co-op on Wed. 4/12. RSVP and details here.



Gillian Beer, Darwin’s Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin...

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April 3rd, 2017

David Shulman is Professor Emeritus of Indian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After taking a first degree at the Hebrew University in Arabic and Persian and falling in love with Persian poetry, he drifted eastward from Iran into India. He was trained in Tamil and Sanskrit at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London by John Ralston Marr, Wendy Doniger, and Peter Khoroche. He has published widely on the cultural and intellectual history of southern India in pre-modern times with particular emphasis on Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. He has worked closely and published books together with Velcheru Narayana Rao, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Don Handelman, Yigal Bronner, and Gary Tubb. In recent years he has been absorbed in the study of the Kerala tradition of Kudiyattam, the last living form of Sanskrit drama in the world, and each year he takes students and...

March 29th, 2017


Elizabeth A. I. Powell is also the author of The Republic of Self, a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her work has appeared in "Alaska Quarterly Review," "Barrow Street," "Black Warrior Review," "Ecotone," "Harvard Review," "Handsome," "Indiana Review," "Missouri Review," "Ploughshares," "Post Road," and elsewhere. Powell serves as Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Johnson State College and on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of...

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March 19th, 2017


Richard Sobel is a political scientist, and author and editor of eight books and numerous scholarly, law and policy articles. He is Visiting Scholar at the Buffett Institute, Northwestern University, and director of Cyber Privacy Project. He has contributed to Supreme Court amicus briefs on voting rights and identification. Richard Sobel discusses Citizenship as Foundation of Rights: Meaning for America Sunday, March 26 3pm at the Co-op. RSVP and details here....

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March 16th, 2017


Ross Lipman is an independent filmmaker, essayist, and archivist, whose 2016 documentary NOTFILM was hailed as "One of the ten best films" of the year by Slate. See Lipman, in conversation with David Isaacson, for a screening of rare Beckett material and audio recordings of Beckett in production, along with a...

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December 28th, 2016

Emily J. Lordi is the author of Donny Hathaway’s Donny Hathaway Live (Bloomsbury 33⅓ series, 2016). Join Lordi, in conversation with Tara Betts, for a book talk and listening party in celebration of the first nonfiction book about Hathaway, Friday, January 13th at the Co-op. RSVP...

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December 19th, 2016

John Tipton’s first collection, surfaces, was published by Flood Editions in 2004. Two translations of Greek tragedies have followed: Sophocles’ Ajax (2008) and Aeschylus’s Seven against Thebes (2015), both published by Flood. He is the publisher of Verge Books, a small literary press he runs with Peter O’Leary. Since 1990 he has called Chicago...

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December 19th, 2016

I’ve been a sales rep for Harvard University Press, The MIT Press and Yale University Press since 1998.  It seems impossible but I did the math: during that time I represented over 15,000 individual titles.  I’ve always loved these books in a general way, but every season there have been a scattering of personal favorites that I promoted with a little extra enthusiasm. “Books I would actually buy and read” was the way I thought about them.

I couldn’t resist an invitation from my favorite store to share my top favorites, but the execution was more challenging than I expected. As I reviewed 36 seasons worth of annotated catalogs, there were hundreds of books published by these Presses that I loved, not just a couple dozen.  I...

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