Books by Adam Langer

Adam Langer has been a senior editor of Book magazine and a recipient of a prestigious National Arts Journalism fellowship at Columbia University. He has worked extensively as a print journalist, film producer, and playwright and has been featured on NPR,


THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Marvelously intriguing."
Langer (Crossing California, 2004, etc.) skewers pretensions of writers and writing, editors and publishers—and perhaps audiences—in a literary thriller. Read full book review >
THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"Lots of fun."
A dizzyingly clever novel from Langer (My Father's Bonus March, 2009, etc.) that explores the thin line between fact and fiction, and between memoir and novel. Read full book review >
MY FATHER’S BONUS MARCH by Adam Langer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Poignant, but would have worked better as a long-form magazine piece."
A son searches for insight into his father, who died in 2005, by probing his fascination with the Depression-era Bonus March. Read full book review >
ELLINGTON BOULEVARD by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"A New York City novel par excellence."
Something's not right in the Big Apple. Read full book review >
CROSSING CALIFORNIA by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2004

"Of epic scope, yet intimate in its accomplishments."
Two years, 1979-81, in the lives of two Chicago families—but so much more. Read full book review >