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Director of RIB and Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of English
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Leah Price

Leah Price is the founder and director of the Rutgers Initiative for the Book.

She teach the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and occasionally French culture, and book history.

Her books include What We Talk About When We Talk About Books (Basic Books, 2019), How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (Princeton UP, 2012; Patten Prize, Channing Prize, honorable mention for James Russell Lowell Prize) and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (Cambridge UP, 2000). She also edited Unpacking my Library: Writers and their Books (Yale UP, 2011); Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture (with Pamela Thurschwell); and (with Seth Lerer) a cluster of essays of PMLA on The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature.  Leah writes for the New York Times Book Review, London Review of Books, Times Literary SupplementSan Francisco ChronicleBoston Globe and Public Books (where she is also a section editor), and designed the nineteenth-century module for HarvardX’s online course on the history of the book.

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