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The Best American Essays 2021 (The Best American Series ®)

Robert Atwan (Editor), Kathryn Schulz (Editor)


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A collection of the year’s best essays, selected by award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz

“A warm, witty, and welcome presence who confides in her readers” (Daniel Gilbert), TheNew Yorker’s Kathryn Schulz selects twenty essays out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.

Mariner Books, 9780358381754, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

About the Author

ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.

KATHRYN SCHULZ is an American journalist and author, and the former book critic for New York magazine. She joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2015 and won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing at The New Yorker.