Back Forthcoming from Library of America: Summer–Fall 2016
String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis (May 2016)

A host of new names figure in Library of America’s slate of releases for summer and fall of 2016. The first entries in multi-volume editions of Ursula K. Le Guin, Albert Murray, and John O’Hara join a definitive two-volume set of Loren Eiseley’s essays, while a deluxe hardcover special publication collects David Foster Wallace’s famous tennis essays.

Elmore Leonard returns to the series with the third and final volume of his crime novels. Meanwhile, new facets of Jack Kerouac emerge in an anthology devoted to rare and unpublished pieces alongside newly translated work originally written in French, the language he learned from his Québécois immigrant parents. Three boxed sets collect Willa Cather’s complete fiction, Kurt Vonnegut’s complete novels, and Reporting World War II in a special 75th anniversary edition. (The Eiseley volumes will also be available as a boxed set.) Finally, a paperback reissue restores The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael (currently available only as an eBook) to print.

Browse the list below for more detailed information about contents and publication dates. For a list of titles to be published earlier in the year, see our Winter–Spring 2016 announcement.


War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar & Peace Writing
Lawrence Rosenwald, Editor
Foreword by James Carroll
June 2016
Library of America #278 / ISBN 978-1-59853-473-3

Elmore Leonard
Four Later Novels
Gregg Sutter, Editor
Get Shorty • Rum Punch • Out of Sight • Tishomingo Blues
August 2016
Library of America #280 / ISBN 978-1-59853-492-4

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Complete Orsinia
Brian Attebery, Editor
Malafrena • Songs and Stories
September 2016
Library of America #281 / ISBN 978-1-59853-493-1

John O’Hara
Charles McGrath, Editor
September 2016
Library of America #282 / ISBN 978-1-59853-497-9

Jack Kerouac
The Unknown Kerouac: Rare, Unpublished & Newly Translated Writings
Todd Tietchen, Editor
Jean-Christophe Cloutier, translator
October 2016
Library of America #283 / ISBN 978-1-59853-498-6

Albert Murray
Collected Essays & Memoirs
Paul Devlin & Henry Louis Gates Jr., Editors
The Omni-Americans • South to a Very Old Place • The Hero and the Blues • Stomping the Blues • The Blue Devils of Nada • From the Briarpatch File • other writings
October 2016
Library of America #284 / ISBN 978-1-59853-503-7

Loren Eiseley
Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos (two volumes)
William Cronon, Editor
Volume One: The Immense Journey • The Firmament of Time • The Unexpected Universe • other writings
Library of America #285 / ISBN 978-1-59853-506-8
Volume Two: The Invisible Pyramid • The Night Country • other essays
Library of America #286 / ISBN 978-1-59853-507-5
Boxed set: ISBN 978-1-59853-505-1
November 2016


David Foster Wallace
String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis
Introduction by John Jeremiah Sullivan
May 2016
ISBN 978-1-59853-480-1


Willa Cather
The Complete Fiction & Other Writings (three volumes)
August 2016
ISBN 978-1-59853-481-8

Kurt Vonnegut
The Complete Novels (four volumes)
September 2016
ISBN 978-1-59853-509-9

Reporting World War II: The 75th Anniversary Edition (two volumes)
October 2016
ISBN 978-1-59853-510-5


Pauline Kael
The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Sanford Schwartz, Editor
September 2016
ISBN 978-1-59853-508-2

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