Lynne Sharon Schwartz


This Is Where We Came In: a new collection of essays that offer intimate glimpses of a writer's life.

See You in the Dark, Lynne Schwartz's second collection of poetry, available now from Northwestern University Press.

And look for her novel, Two-Part Inventions: the story of an ambitious pianist, from her early years to the complexities of her later musical career.


I'll be moderating a discussion with French author Erwan Lahrer about his new memoir, The Book I Didn't Want to Write, at Albertine Bookstore, 972 5th Avenue, NY, NY, Monday, Nov. 12, 6:30 -7:30. Lahrer was injured in the terrorist attack at the Bataclan Theater in Paris three years ago and has written about his experience.

The Audible audiobook edition of Lynne's novel, Disturbances in the Field, is now available from

On The Writer's Almanac (NPR, May 7, 2012), Garrison Keillor read Lynne's poem, "Repotting," from her new collection, See You in the Dark. Here is the link:

Click on the link below to view a video of Lynne Sharon Schwartz's March 25, 2008, reading at the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers' House, as well as her March 26 interview with Director Al Filreis.

Selected Works

A second collection that goes beyond the first in its range of emotion, form, and content. Critics call See You in the Dark "a delightful repository of sly and wise poems."
Part memoir, part exploration of the idea of travel, this peripatetic book asks what travelers are seeking, what they are fleeing, and what they find. A contrarian view, both serious and whimsical.
A memoir that explores what the habit of reading means and how it can shape a life.
Selection of interviews with and essays on the late writer, W.G. Sebald
A precocious adolescent finds unusual ways to escape Brooklyn conformity and explore the wider world.
A rich tapestry of tragic loss and the complicated struggle to find a path through darkness.
"The first fiction to weave the shock of 9/11 into ordinary lives... Worth a thousand pictures."
--Dan Wakefield
"Schwartz takes deadly aim at contemporary mores in this hilarious comedy of manners." Chicago Tribune
Short stories
"No one reads us better than Lynne Sharon Schwartz. Her precise, unflinching stories discover meaning in our pain." Frederick Busch
Children's book
This classic children's book retells the Passover story. With beautiful original paintings by Ori Sherman.

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