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No Name in the Street

This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early...

The Fire Next Time

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and...

Going to Meet the Man: Stories

"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men...

Giovanni's Room

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself...

Go Tell It on the Mountain

“ Mountain ,” Baldwin said, “is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.”...

If Beale Street Could Talk

In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James...

Blues for Mister Charlie: A Play

In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With...

The Outing

In James Baldwin’s classic short story, “The Outing,” from Going to Meet the Man, a Harlem church...

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart...

Come Out the Wilderness

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   James Baldwin’s commanding prose remains as...