Blake Bailey

  • Busboy - An Excerpt from 'The Splendid Things We Planned' by Blake Bailey

    Blake Bailey’s memoir, The Splendid Things We Planned, will be published in March. Just as the subjects of his award-winning biographies—Richard Yates, John Cheever, and Charles Jackson—were always writing about themselves, we’re pretty sure...

  • Employees of the Month

    When filmmaker Aeyliya Husain was granted the opportunity to film Pakistan’s top military academy’s lone female platoon, she wasted no time putting on her fatigues and flying from her home in Toronto to Abbottabad.

  • Stille Nacht

    Blake is one of the most observant, meticulous authors we know, and he specializes in writing biographies of other writers—a very tricky thing to do well.

  • Beloved Monster

    On a sweltering day in August 1971, Jerusalem police found a partly decomposed-and weirdly hairless-corpse in a two-story suburban house near the YMCA.