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From Thursday, Oct. 13th through Sunday, Oct. 16th, Ishmael Reed's newest play, THE CONDUCTOR, will premiere in four livestreamed virtual readings from Theater for the New City. The performances will run at 8 PM Thursday through Saturday, with a 3 PM matinee on Sunday.

The New York Review of Books Covers YELLOW BACK RADIO BROKE-DOWN

The New York Review of Books has published a feature on Ishmael Reed's acclaimed 1969 novel YELLOW BACK RADIO BROKE-DOWN by Julian Lucas! Read the article here:

Ishmael Reed's JAPANESE BY SPRING in NY Times Style Magazine

Ishmael Reed’s satirical 1993 novel JAPANESE BY SPRING is featured in the New York Times Style Magazine article “A New Class of Campus Satire” by Adam Bradley! Click here to read the article now:

Ishmael Reed receives the 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award!

Ishmael Reed is the recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, presented by the Cleveland Foundation! Click here to read more and watch the award announcement from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.:  

Ishmael Reed's New Play, THE SLAVE WHO LOVED CAVIAR, Coming to Theater for the New City

The newest play by Ishmael Reed, THE SLAVE WHO LOVED CAVIAR, will open Dec. 23rd with performances through January 9th at Theater for the New City in New York. For more details, click here:

Ishmael Reed in NY Times Style Magazine

"Though Umbra was short-lived, it had a lasting influence on the New York literary scene, including on a young writer from Buffalo named Ishmael Reed." Read more here:

Ishmael Reed Profiled in the New Yorker

Julian Lucas has written a riveting profile of Ishmael Reed in the New Yorker! To read more about Reed's life, times, and ever-innovative and challenging work, click here:


Ishmael Reed's new Audible Original, THE FOOL WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH, published today, 11/5/20! His previous Audible original MALCOLM AND ME was a bestseller. Buy it here:

Allen Ginsberg and Ishmael Reed at the Library of Congress 1974: Listen and Read

On April 29, 1974, Allen Ginsberg and Ishmael Reed read at the Library of Congress's Coolidge Auditorium in front of a boisterous crowd. To listen to the audio of the event and read a transcript, click here: