Reading J. D. Salinger’s Short Fiction (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2019)

Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Continuum, 2007)

"I thought I knew this J. D. Salinger novel really well...but Sarah Graham has convinced me otherwise" - Gerald Gibbs, Use of English (2008)

Graham's "treatment of Salinger’s novel provides enough depth to give most readers new ways to think about the novel" - Greg W. Zacharias, EAAS (2008)

Edited Collections

Editor, A History of the Bildungsroman (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018)

J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Routledge, 2007)

The 5 new essays included here "very ably complement Graham's deft summary of Salinger's life and times, her own intelligent reading of the novel, and her outstanding review of the critical history. As a whole, J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is the perfect, concise introduction of this Cold War novel to the serious 21st-century reader." - Alan Nadel, Style (2008)

Book Chapters

  • "J. D. Salinger" in The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists edited by Timothy Parrish (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  • Hymen and Trilogy” in The Cambridge Companion to H. D. edited by Polina Mackay and Nephie Christodoulides (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

"Throughout the Companion, fruitful attention is given to some lesser known works and to acuter readings of H.D.’s genre-defying writing. For instance, Sarah Graham studies the under-examined Hymen as a work composed during and just after World War I, which presents an “eroticized and celebrated community of women” (114), interrogating “heteropatriarchy” and its attendant forms of violence and prefiguring H.D.’s great poem of the next war, Trilogy, which includes not only the damaged but powerful “capacities of women's bodies” but women's spiritual significance as well" - Mara Scanlon, Women's Studies (2014)

"Graham’s essay on Trilogy [illustrates] the contribution that H. D. made to expressions of female desire" - Linda Freedman, JAS (2013)

Journal Articles

  • "Unfair Ground: Girlhood and Theme Parks in Contemporary Fiction", Journal of American Studies 47.3 (2013), 589-604.
  • “'See synonyms at MONSTER': En-Freaking Transgender in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex", Ariel 40.4 (2009), 1-18
  • “Falling Walls: Trauma and Testimony in H. D.’s Trilogy”, English 56:216 (2007), 299-319
  • “'We have a secret. We are alive': H. D.’s Trilogy as a Response to War”, Texas Studies in Literature and Language 44:2 (2002), 161-210.


  • Book reviews in the Times Literary Supplement, including 'A swell way to keep from working', The Letters of Ernest Hemingway Volume II, 1923-25 edited by Sandra Spanier et al (April 4, 2014); 'What is the Great American Novel?', The Dream of the Great American Novel by Lawrence Buell (July 18, 2014)
  • Further book reviews in American Literary History; Contemporary Literature; Journal of American Studies; Journal of British Studies.
  • "J. D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye", The Literary Encyclopedia (August 2010).
  • Sarah Graham has been consulted by journalists for articles on Salinger's work for the BBC and The Atlantic.
  • Essays on American Jewish writers: Paul Auster, Denise Levertov, Louise Glück and Jorie Graham in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson (Greenwood Press, 2005).

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