My Salinger Year is now available in paperback!

A Fortunate Age is now available in the UK!


Cape Cod Times: Joanna Rakoff heads to Cape to talk about her year of answering J.D. Salinger’s fan mail

Bustle: 9 Memoirs That Prove Jobs Go Beyond Cubicle Life

The Baltimore Sun: Author recounts her ‘Salinger Year’

Interview with Hippocampus Magazine

The Economic Times: Jaipur Literature Festival: Why memoirs, despite their author’s best intentions, cannot & need not be accurate

Interview with LiveMint: People’s emotional lives are as important as a book on the Gulf war

Interview with Scroll (India): I didn’t want to write a memoir about JD Salinger and then be known as the Salinger girl

Interview with Salon: “I was just amazed”: Joanna Rakoff on reading Salinger’s fan mail

Interview with Marjorie Kehe, The Christian Science Monitor: ‘My Salinger Year’ author Joanna Rakoff talks about her professional friendship with J.D. Salinger

Interview with Flavorwire: Fiction Is There to Make You Cry: Joanna Rakoff on Her Salinger Year

Interview with BookTrib: Coming of age with Catcher in the Rye author, J.D. Salinger

Interview with Answering J.D. Salinger’s fan mail made her a writer

Interview with LA WEEKLY: Joanna Rakoff’s new memoir details her year answering J.D. Salinger’s fan mail

Interview with The Bookseller (UK)

Interview with The Nervous Breakdown: Could Be Anywhere: A Conversation Between Amy Rosenberg and Joanna Smith Rakoff

Interview with

Interview with Biographile: A Q&A with Joanna Rakoff on J.D. Salinger, Gender, and the Grand Men of Literature

Literary Sofa: SUMMER READS 2014

Interview with Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Interview with Edan Lepucki, for The Millions: A Novel for You and Me: A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff





Interview with TKTK, for the Read Roll Show

Interview with Emily Gould, for The Awl


Conversations with Richard Fidler, Australian Broadcasting Company

BBC Today Programme

Boston Book Festival: My Memoir, My Quest with Rebecca Mead, Max Tegmark, and Ethan Gilsdorf (host)

The Halli Casser-Jayne Talk Show with Elizabeth Nunez

BBC Radio: Hey Mr Salinger

Interview with Michael Cathcart, ABC, Australia

Interview with Liz Humes, Wordy Birds, WRIR, Richmond

Interview with David Wilk, WritersCast

The Bat Segundo Show, Literary Podcast

The Drunken Odyssey, Podcast, with Tony Hoagland