“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.

SEPTEMBER:

FICTION

Likes
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

POETRY

Blizzard
Henri Cole

OCTOBER:

FICTION

Jack
Marilynne Robinson

POETRY

Snow Approaching on the Hudson
August Kleinzahler

NOVEMBER:

FICTION

Collected Stories
Shirley Hazzard

POETRY

Music for the Dead and Resurrected
Valzhyna Mort

POETRY

Memory Rose into Threshold Speech The Collected Earlier Poetry: A Bilingual Edition
Paul Celan

DECEMBER:

FICTION

Ambergris
Jeff VanderMeer

POETRY

Selected Poems
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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