“We are in the hands of men whose wealth and power have separated them from the reality of everyday life and from the imagination. We are right to be afraid.”
– Grace Paley

FSG invites you to celebrate the power of the imagination with the poets and novelists who give us reasons to read: for solace, for protection, for instruction, for survival, for music.

For every month in 2020, we’ve selected one book of fiction and one poetry collection to keep you company. And each writer will recommend a title from FSG’s history, from dog-eared classics to buried gems. Our year of literature will unfurl through unmissable events and a suite of special offers, enlisting booksellers, bookmakers, readers, and writers.



Benjamin Nugent


The Caiplie Caves
Karen Solie



Fiction: Luster by Raven Leilani
Poetry: Here is the Sweet Hand by francine j. harris


Fiction: Likes by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Poetry: Blizzard by Henri Cole


Fiction: Jack by Marilynne Robinson
Poetry: Snow Approaching on the Hudson by August Kleinzahler


Fiction: Collected Stories by Shirley Hazzard
Poetry: Music for the Dead and Resurrected by Valzhyna Mort
Poetry: Memory Rose into Threshold Speech
The Collected Earlier Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by Paul Celan


Fiction: Ambergris by Jeff VanderMeer
Poetry: Selected Poems by Frederick Seidel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux is widely recognized as one of today's most influential publishers of literary fiction and poetry. FSG is renowned for its international list of authors, who have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-two Nobel Prizes in literature. Dare to Imagine is a year-long celebration of fiction and poetry.
For more information, contact us at fsg2020@fsgbooks.com.
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