Works

Camus, a Romance
Elizabeth Hawes, (Grove Press, 2008.)

Hawes’s most recent book is a biography-memoir of the Nobel Prize-winning French-Algerian author Albert Camus, in which she chronicles his life along with her own experience trying to follow his footsteps. Harper’s Magazine hailed the book as “a beautiful memoir of a life-long obsession, a peek behind the curtains at the biographer’s art, and, not least, a rich and vivid portrait of Camus himself.” “What Hawes does brilliantly is bring to life Camus the human being… a delicately perceptive text… a vast inner panorama,” The L.A. Times said.

New York, New York: How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City, 1869-1930,
Elizabeth Hawes, (Knopf, 1993)

A serendipitous exercise in urban archeology, this is a rich and narrative account of the golden age of the New York luxury apartment house that reveals how New York grew, architecturally, socially, and psychologically, from a provincial place into a great metropolis. In The New York Times, Michiko Kakutani declared it “ fascinating…Ms. Hawes lends the story of the apartment house all the drama of a novel , and The New Yorker called it “an astute and enchanting story of urbanization.”

Other works:


Martha Stewart’s Weddings,
Elizabeth Hawes,(Clarkson L. Potter, 1987)


Martha Stewart’s Entertaining,

Elizabeth Hawes, (Clarkson L. Potter, 1983: a pioneering, best-selling and still-selling bible on style, food and parties.