The Summer of White Authors


The New York Times‘s summer reading list has hit peak whiteness. The Gawker Review of Books has been tracking the Times‘s summer reading list and while the last few years have seen the list hover around 90% white authors, the 2015 list is extra-pale, having achieved 100% white authorship.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →