Book List in Order:8 titles

  • Open City Magazine & Books are published by Open City, Inc., a nonprofit corporation based in New York City. The editors, Thomas Beller and Joanna Yas, strive to keep the literary journal vital for each new generation by publishing a dynamic array of...


  • With a bold, risk-taking spirit and an uncanny knack for finding vibrant, original voices, Open City features today’s best new fiction, poetry, and essays from emerging and established talents. Past issues have featured Mary Gaitskill, David Foster...


  • Open City features today’s best new writing—both by emerging and established talents. Past issues have featured Michael Cunningham, Mary Gaitskill, David Foster Wallace, Rick Moody, Denis Johnson, and Irvine Welsh, as well as posthumous works by R...


  • Open City’s opening credo, announced in an ad in a 1991 issue of The Village Voice calling for submissions, was “Primary sources, nervous voices.” Featuring fiction, poetry, and essays by an exciting array of debut writers and established talent...


  • True stories about New York before and after September 11―written by the people for whom the city is the stage set for their lives. Some of the voices to be found in its pages are those of well known writers―Michael Cunningham, Jeannette Winterso...


  • The most important new literary journal to emerge since Granta, Open City has published some of the best work by major writers and artists such as Mary Gaitskill, Denis Johnson, Jeff Koons, David Foster Wallace, Irvine Welsh, Terry Southern, Patrick ...


  • "In the same way Salinger carved out the niche of male adolescence ....Beller approaches that mutable boy-to-man territory."―San Francisco Chronicle Writing with the sparkling wit and insight of his highly praised debut, Seduction Theory ("Brillian...


  • "A touching collection of stories about love in the city....[An] exceptionally memorable...spirited collection."―Time In Seduction Theory, Thomas Beller writes of lonely friends and groping lovers, of awkward dates and dreamy yearnings of young adu...