Muriel’s sparky prose is the best way to start your day. Reading a blast of her prose every morning is a far more restorative way to start a day than a shot of espresso.

The Telegraph (London)

Now in paperback, here are the sparkling essays of Muriel Spark, author of “the best sentences in English” (The New Yorker)

Available January 30, 2018

The Informed Air

Fiction by Muriel Spark

With a contribution by Penelope Jardine

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Paperback (published January 30, 2018)

ISBN
9780811227674
Price US
18.95
Price CN
24.95
Trim Size
5.5x8.5
Page Count
304

Clothbound (published April 29, 2014)

ISBN
9780811221597
Price US
24.95
Price CN
26.5
Page Count
352

Muriel Spark

20th century Scottish novelist, poet and essayist

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Muriel’s sparky prose is the best way to start your day. Reading a blast of her prose every morning is a far more restorative way to start a day than a shot of espresso.

The Telegraph (London)

Muriel Spark has written some of the best sentences in English.

The New Yorker

Witty, exacting, and wholly original. Muriel Spark’s writing is sui generis, her influence unquantifiable. These essays reveal in diamond-cut fragments the things that most amused and most touched her, each facet reflecting some new, surprising aspect of the deep inner workings of her mind.

—Maud Newton

A wonderful writer.

—James Wood

The most original and innovative British novelist.

The New York Review of Books