The Common Reader staff

The Common Reader is staffed by Professor Gerald Early, managing editor Ben Fulton, and staff writers Jeannette Cooperman and John Griswold.

Posts by The Common Reader staff

TCR’s Annual “Top Fives”

With two “Notable Essays” selected for inclusion in this year’s Best American Essays anthology, plus landings in top Internet aggregators such as Longreads, 2023 was a banner year for The Common Reader. Here our staff goes one field further, naming five personal favorites published by the journal this year, along with five favorite cultural moments from the wider world of books, film, documentary works, podcasts, and food.