Writing Manhattan


The publishing world's great beasts have long roamed this small island, dispensing bon mots and acerbic one-liners, cluttering the bars and occasionally running afoul of the law. Our cast of characters includes some of Big Apple's most gifted word-slingers - Dorothy Parker, Damon Runyon, Norman Mailer, Mark Twain and A.J Liebling among them. 

This beautiful A3 map documents 78 of Manhattan's most significant and intriguing literary sights, from former flophouse hotels to fancy bars, all the while alerting the reader to new books, authors and of course places to explore. There are pigs-a-roaming, sapphic scandals, and scuttlebutt to spare - it's literature, New York-style.

The map is written by Jon Hammer and Karen McBurnie, whose work may be familiar from Truly Greenwich Village. Cover design and art direction is by Dan Cassaro. It is A3 (297x420mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm), and litho printed in England on recycled paper.