Books by Steven Millhauser

VOICES IN THE NIGHT by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2015

"A superb testament to America's quirkiest short story writer, still on his game."
A master storyteller continues to navigate the blurry space between magic and reality in 16 comic, frightening, consistently off-kilter tales. Read full book review >
WE OTHERS by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

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Literary fiction old and new from one of the contemporary masters of the form. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS LAUGHTER by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2008

"Marvels within marvels, from a writer whose prose possesses the equivalent of what musicians call perfect pitch."
A collection of gossamer yet substantial entertainments from the ineffably graceful stylist well on his way to becoming America's Borges (or, perhaps, Cortázar). Read full book review >
THE KING IN THE TREE by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2003

"Wonderful work, from one of the authentic magic-makers."
Some of the best writing of Millhauser's increasingly brilliant career (Enchanted Night , 1999, etc.) appears in this collection of three imaginative and unusual novellas. Read full book review >
ENCHANTED NIGHT by Steven Millhauser
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"He's also that greater rarity in American fiction: the writer who keeps getting better and better."
A compact, deftly constructed novella that traces with wry precision the interrelationships among a Connecticut townful of midsummer night's dreamers on a humid and mystery-laden evening "when the almost full moon wakens sleepers in their beds." Read full book review >
THE KNIFE THROWER by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1998

"Enchanting, often disturbing tales, written in a prose of deceptive simplicity, providing further evidence that Millhauser is a fabulist of rare power."
Twelve mesmerizing tales about the subterranean forces of artistic creation, and about the eruption of the uncanny into quotidian life, by one of the most idiosyncratic and inventive modern American writers. Read full book review >
MARTIN DRESSLER by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"It might be another of Dreiser's densely packed tales of financiers and titans, written at characteristic white heat, but by an immeasurably more graceful stylist."
A chronicle of obsession, self-indulgence, and, in a curious way, moral growth, expertly poised between realistic narrative and allegorical fable, from the author of such intriguing, if sometimes unduly gossamer, fictions as Edwin Mullhouse (1972) and In the Penny Arcade (1986). Read full book review >
LITTLE KINGDOMS by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"There's nothing overly academic about Millhauser's fictional inventions—for every bit of cleverness, there's the art of true passion."
These three ingenious novellas confirm Millhauser's status as a master fabulist—an author who displays a fantastic ability to describe in detail objects of his own invention: puppets, circuses, board games, and miniatures. Read full book review >