Leah Price is Professor of English at Harvard University, where she also holds the Harvard College Professorship. She teaches the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture, narrative theory, gender studies, and the history of books and reading. Price is Senior Advisor in the Humanities at the Radcliffe Institute as well as a supervisor of the English Institute; she also directs (together with Ann Blair, Robert Darnton, and David Hall) the faculty seminar on the History of the Book at the Harvard Humanities Center.
Price's books include The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel and (co-edited with Pamela Thurschwell) Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture; she has also edited (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, the London Review of Books, and the Boston Globe.
Reader's Block: The Uses of Books in Nineteenth-Century Britain is forthcoming in 2011. Unpacking my Library: Novelists and their Bookshelves is due out from Yale University Press in 2012. Her next project, Reading for Life, charts the rise of "bibliotherapy" in twenty-first-century America.