Women's History Month: Ruth Gruber

Monday, March 05, 2012 Ruther GruberIn our continuing celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re excited to shine a light on a tremendously inspiring and talented woman: Ruth Gruber. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Gruber became the youngest PhD in the world and went on to author nineteen books, including the National Jewish Book Award-winning biography Raquela. Among them are several memoirs documenting her astonishing experiences, including Ahead of Time (1991), Inside of Time (2002), and Haven (1983), which documents...

Hubert Selby's Voice

Thursday, February 02, 2012 Over the past couple of weeks Open Road has been celebrating the life and work of novelist Hubert Selby, Jr. with a series of critical essays. Our final installment in the symposium comes from author M.G. Stephens. This essay provides a moving and lucid portrait of the New York literary world that influenced Selby in his early years.

M.G. Stephens has published eighteen books, including the novel The Brooklyn Book of the Dead, which Roddy Doyle recently called "a great, great