Leah Price is Professor of English at Harvard University, where she teaches the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture, gender theory, and the history of books and reading. Her books include How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (Princeton UP, 2012), and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (Cambridge UP, 2000). She edited Unpacking my Library: Writers and their Books (Yale University Press, 2011); Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture (with Pamela Thurschwell); and (with Seth Lerer) a special issue of PMLA on The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature. She writes on old and new media for the New York Times Book Review, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, San Francisco Chronicle, and Boston Globe. She and Ann Blair have recently organized two conferences, Why Books and Take Note, and together with Robert Darnton and Alex Csizsar they direct the faculty seminar on the History of the Book at the Harvard Humanities Center. In 2006 Price was awarded a chair in recognition of exceptional graduate and undergraduate teaching.
Price is at work on a new book, Out of Print: How We Read and Read. Her research in 2013-14 is supported by a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.