Executive Committee

Leah Price

Leah PriceThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is a Henry Rutgers Distinguished Scholar. Her books include What We Talk About When We Talk About Books (Basic Books, 2019, Ukrainian translation 2020, PBK Christian Gauss Award); How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (Princeton UP, 2012; Patten Prize, Channing Prize, honorable mention for James Russell Lowell Prize) and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (Cambridge UP, 2000). I also edited Further Reading (with Matthew Rubery, Oxford UP 2020), Unpacking my Library: Writers and their Books (Yale UP, 2011); Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture (with Pamela Thurschwell); and (with Seth Lerer) a cluster of essays of PMLA on The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature.

She writes for the New York Times Book ReviewLondon Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, New York Review of Books, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe and Public Books (where she is also a section editor). Her research on the history of reading has been profiled in The New YorkerThe EconomistNew York Times Book Review and the New York Times, and she contributed the nineteenth-century module to Harvard’s online course on the history of the book.