Praise for Ex Libris
'Witty, enchanting and supremely well written' Robert McCrum, Observer
'Ex Libris will provide enjoyable moments of recognition for all book obsessives' Alain de Botton
'A perfect book for anyone who is passionate about books' Cormac Kinsella, Irish Times
'In literary reflections that play and delight, charm and enlighten, the love of books takes on unexpected configurations' Cynthia Ozick
About the Author
Anne Fadiman is the Francis Writer in Residence at Yale. Her first book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
, won the US National Book Critics' Circle Award for Non-Fiction. She is also the author of two essay collections, Ex Libris
and At Large and At Small.
Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Life, Esquire
, the Washington Post
and The New York Times
. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and two children.