Open Thread: recommended essay collections

I’ve been thinking about trying some essay collections, so I asked on Twitter what people would recommend. I got so many good responses that I wanted to share then, so I’ve put them together on Storify here. There are also a few tweets that I wasn’t able to add to the main story:

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions – and, if you have any favourite essay collections, please feel free to recommend them in the comments.


  1. Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams

  2. Alan Garner’s The Voice That Thunders

  3. Anne Fadiman’s bookish ones are brilliant (Ex Libris; At Large) and Christopher Hitchens – anything by him.

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