Browse for contemporary fiction
For the most recent contemporary American fiction (and other literary works):
Browse this call number range: PS 3600 - 3626 (21st century)
For other contemporary literature in English, browse this range: PR 6100 - 6126 (21st century).
Or begin a call number search in the Catalog with ps3600 OR pr6100.
Browsing for Anthologies
You can sample various kinds of fiction by reading anthologies, which have special call number ranges.
These are collections of literary works (stories, etc.) by multinational, national, groups (women, African Americans, etc.) or
by form (stories, poetry, etc.)
(For individual authors the best course is to search by author : example dick philip k -don't use punctuation/capitals.)
For authors from many countries browse in these call number areas:
PN 6099-6110 Poetry
PN 6111-6120 Drama
PN 6120.15 - 6120.95 Short Stories
For British authors or English authors outside the United States:
PR 1100-1369 Collections: British authors
PR 1119-1149 By period
PR 1171-1369 By form (stories, etc.)
For U. S. authors writing in English:
PS 501 - 690 Collections: Ameican authors
PS 508 Special classes of authors
(African Americans, Hispanics, etc.)
PS 530-536.2 By Period (20th century)
PS 538-572 By Region (South)
PS 580-688 By Form:
PS 580-619 Poetry
PS 623-635 Drama
PS 642-659 Prose
(Stories, poems, etc., can be
further subdivided by period,
Please note the tab above for recommended books in our Leisure Reading Guides.