Do You Have To Suffer For Your Art? Or Can Happy Writers Be Successful?

The list of authors who have taken their own lives is tragically long and reads like a who’s who of the literary world: Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway, Anne Sexton, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, Hunter S. Thompson, and hundreds of other authors have been stolen from the world by suicide. The list of those who have battled serious depression is even longer: Hans Christian Andersen, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Amy Tan, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Baudelaire, John Keats, Walt Whitman, and countless others.

30 Most Anticipated Books of 2012

30 Most Anticipated Books of 2012

Without further ado . . . here are our 30 most anticipated books of 2012, as selected by the BookPage editorial staff. Visit to find our most anticipated books from this time in 2011. What is YOUR most anticipated book of the year? Let us know in this survey. To keep up-to-date on the latest releases, subscribe to our most anticipated books calendar using the button below.