Books by Mark Harris

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2014

"As riveting and revealing as a film by an Oscar winner."
Entertainment Weekly writer Harris (Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, 2008) returns with a comprehensive, cleareyed look at the careers of five legendary directors who put their Hollywood lives on freeze-frame while they went off to fight in the only ways they knew how. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"As entertaining and sweeping as an engrossing Hollywood epic, and a promising source for a great documentary."
A wide-angle take on a major watershed period in American filmmaking. Read full book review >
THE SELF-MADE BRAIN SURGEON by Mark Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1999

THE SELF-MADE BRAIN SURGEONand Other StoriesHarris, Mark Read full book review >
THE TALE MAKER by Mark Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1994

"Sic semper Mark Harris."
A plot that carries no spare parts and a ``gentle reader'' style of address combine with Dickensian characters to give the feel of a classic to Harris's (Bang the Drum Slowly, 1956, etc.) small tale of a short story writer's struggle with an adversarial critic. Read full book review >
DIAMOND by Mark Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1994

"Harris has an engaging voice, although he does trot out a lot of old saws—how baseball nurtured American democracy, nostalgia for day games on grass—that just don't cut it any more."
The author of the novel Bang the Drum Slowly gathers over 40 years' worth of baseball essays and throws in an excerpt from Bang, as well as the entire screenplay of the movie. Read full book review >