Books by Princeton professors and alumni made The New York Times list of 100 notable books of the year – published in Sunday’s Book Review. Among the fiction and poetry were Sourland: Stories, by Joyce Carol Oates, a professor of creative writing, and the novel The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee, director of the Program in Creative Writing. (Click here for PAW’s story on Lee and his novel.)
Included in the nonfiction category were The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, by David Remnick ’81; Country Driving: A Journey Through China From Farm to Factory, by Peter Hessler ’92 (Click here for PAW’s story on Hessler); Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, by S.C. Gwynne ’74 (Click here for PAW’s story); The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, by Kwame Anthony Appiah, a professor of philosophy at Princeton (Watch for PAW’s story on Appiah in a future issue); and The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, by Eliza Griswold ’95 (Click here for PAW’s story).