Gordon Lish Knopf Bibliography [1977-1995]

Gordon Lish began working as an editor at Alfred A. Knopf in 1977 after leaving his role as editor at Esquire Magazine. He continued work with Knopf for 18 years until parting ways in 1995, having assembled what is arguably one of the greatest editorial runs in publishing.

The listing below is a catalog of the titles and authors Lish published during this time. This is surely not a complete list, but is at least a decent stab at the continuum; comments are welcome with any suggestions as to the extant.

Most of these titles, if not having been reprinted by other houses, are available used on Amazon or in places like Abe Books.

1976 Don DeLillo, Ratner’s Star

Cynthia Ozick, Bloodshed and Three Novellas

1977 Don DeLillo, The Players

1978 Stanley Crawford, Some Instructions to my Wife…

Don DeLillo, Running Dog

Barry Hannah, Airships

1979 Mary Robison, Days

1980 Roy Blount Jr., Crackers

Barry Hannah, Ray

1981 Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Bette Pesetsky, Stories Up To A Point

1982 Don DeLillo, The Names

Cynthia Ozick, Leviathan

1983 Barry Hannah, The Tennis Handsome

Gordon Lish, Dear Mr. Capote

Cynthia Ozick, Art & Ardor

Cynthia Ozick, The Cannibal Galaxy

1984 David Leavitt, Family Dancing

Gordon Lish, What I Know So Far

1985 Hob Broun, Inner Tube

Barry Hannah, Captain Maximus

Amy Hempel, Reasons to Live

Nancy Lemann, Lives of the Saints

1986 Raymond Carver, Ultramarine

David Leavitt, The Lost Language of Cranes

Gordon Lish, Peru

1987 Don DeLillo, The Day Room

Thomas Lynch, Skating With Heather Grace

Yannick Murphy, Stories in Another Language

Cynthia Ozick, The Messiah of Stockholm

Rudy Wilson, The Red Truck

1988 Harold Brodkey, Stories In An Almost Classical Mode

Hob Broun, Cardinal Numbers

Gordon Lish, Mourner at the Door

Joy Williams, Breaking and Entering

1989 Jennifer Allen, Better Get Your Angel On

Sheila Kohler, The Perfect Place

Cynthia Ozick, Metaphor & Memory

Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl

Mark Richard, The Ice at the Bottom of the World

1990 Amy Hempel, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom

Walter Kirn, My Hard Bargain

Sheila Kohler, Miracles in America

1991 Michael Hickins, The Actual Adventures of Michael Missing

Paulette Jiles, Cousins.

Sam Michel, Under the Light

Lily Tuck, Interviewing Matisse

1992 Tony Hiss, Experience of Place

Ann Pyne, In the Form of a Person

Mona Simpson, Lost Father

1993 Greg Mulcahy, Out of Work

1994 Brian Evenson, Altmann’s Tongue

Noy Holland, The Spectacle of the Body

Dawn Raffel, In the Year of Long Division

1995 Ben Marcus, The Age of Wire and String

Victoria Redel, Where The Road Bottoms Out

1996 Gary Lutz, Stories in the Worst Way

Cynthia Ozick, Fame & Folly

Christine Schutt, Nightwork

Ken Sparling, Dad Says He Saw You At The Mall

Diane Williams, The Stupefaction

1997 Cynthia Ozick, The Puttermesser Papers

1998 Jason Schwartz, A German Picturesque

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1987-1995 31 issues of The Quarterly

Thanks to Justin Taylor for the assistance in assembly.