Books by Donald Antrim

DONALD ANTRIM is the author of Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, The Hundred Brothers, and The Verificationist. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Gugge


THE EMERALD LIGHT IN THE AIR by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A deceptively spiky set of meditations on romantic failure."
Couples unravel and anxieties are revealed in this batch of urbane, wry and interior stories enlivened by Antrim's talent for gamesmanship with words. Read full book review >
THE AFTERLIFE by Donald Antrim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"A luminous meditation on the past, the enigmas of family and the tangled mystery of love."
An elegant memoir about the author's turbulent relationship with his erratic, irascible, alcoholic and otherwise maddening artist-mother—who could sometimes be nurturing, even smothering. Read full book review >
THE VERIFICATIONIST by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2000

"Those who persevere will find themselves, like Tom, seeing matters in a distinctly new way."
Antrim's novels (The Hundred Brothers, 1997, etc.) are so hilariously inventive, so audacious, and so full of a unique blend of ideas and pratfalls that it's hard to find another contemporary writer to compare him to: Pynchon on lithium? Read full book review >
THE HUNDRED BROTHERS by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Another unique work from the most delightfully idiosyncratic of young American writers."
Surrealism is alive and well in the antic universe of Antrim's fiction. Read full book review >
ELECT MR. ROBINSON FOR A BETTER WORLD by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"But Antrim's failure to orchestrate his flashy set-pieces leaves the impression of a first draft, albeit from a promising new talent with a wonderfully keen ear. (First serial to Harper's and The Paris Review.)"
Civilization's thin crust tears again. Read full book review >