Art + Lit Love Affair: Literary Gallery w/ Bestselling Novelist Meg Wolitzer December 06 2017

We're so thrilled to feature New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer's book and art pairings in today’s Literary Gallery. Her novel The Interestings was the inspiration behind one of the three thoroughly cool pieces in our new collab with Riverhead Books. Working closely with the acclaimed Riverhead Design Labs, we transformed The Interestingscolorful cover into a covetable limited-edition art print, and now (who knew it was possible?) we're even more smitten with the cover's super vivid stripes and have a renewed obsession with Wolitzer's sparkling prose. For context: our own founder might be The Interestings No.1 Fan. She’ll be the first to tell you how well written it is, how ridiculously enjoyable it was to read. In fact, after she finished it, she moped about the office for a few days lamenting the Interestings-sized hole in her life. That’s love!

But Wolitzer doesn’t just have a way with words—looking over her insightful, evocative print and lit pairings, it’s clear she’s also got an intuition for art. Peep her picks below...

"Works of art might appear wholecloth before you on a wall, or else they might be slowly waded through, in a book. But I love the way, in each case, that you, in looking or reading, become fully and willingly absorbed into an entire new world the artist has built." —Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of The Interestings and the forthcoming The Female Persuasion


The Interestings & Interlochen, Michigan. Swimming Dock


The Catalogue of Imaginary Beings, Plate No.42 & The Bell Jar

 
Another Country & Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan


Cutting the pies and cakes & Mrs. Bridge


Portnoy's Complaint & Untitled (I told my therapist about you)


Apart Typewriter & On the Road


A Wrinkle in Time & Mountaineer in an Ice Cave of Paradise Glacier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 1925


Gumball Machine & Lolita


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn & The Overachievers


Three Ducklings & Never Let Me Go


The 411 on Meg Wolitzer
Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking. She is also the author of the young adult novel Belzhar. Wolitzer lives in New York City.