Lahiri is writer of uncommon elegance and poise, wrote the New York Times.
In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. The book probes the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce.
The Clothing of Books a pocket-size treatise in which the author takes on the visual language of book jackets. “The right cover is like a beautiful coat, elegant and warm,” she writes.
Lahiri says: "Dressing a book is an art, there’s no doubt."