Saul Bellow (1915-2005) was the author of nearly twenty works of literature, including Seize the Day, The Adventures of Augie March, The Victim, Herzog, and Humboldt's Gift. He taught at the University of Chicago and Boston University. Janis Bellow teaches literature at Tufts University. She was married to Saul Bellow from 1989 until his death in 2005. She spends as much time as possible in Vermont, where she lives for several months each year with her daughter, Rosie. James Wood is a staff writer at the New Yorker, a visiting lecturer at Harvard University, and the author of the national bestseller How Fiction Works and a novel, The Book against God. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
"This is our greatest writer's greatest book." -Martin Amis "Bellow's gift for delineating the American scene...remains unrivaled." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times