Howard Fast (1914-2003) was an American author of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and screenplays. He grew up the son of immigrants in New York City, and published his first novel after high school. Howard was sent to prison after he failed to provide U.S. Congress with a list of potential Communist associates. It was behind bars that he would write one of his most popular novels, Spartacus. His writing mixed his commitment to social justice with his style of storytelling that was both deft and lively. He also wrote as E.V. Cunningham and Walter Ericson.

Howard Fast made his debut as a published author in 1933 with the standalone novel Two Valleys. Below is a list of Howard Fast’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of The Crossing Books

Publication Order of Lavette Family Books

The Immigrants (1977)Description / Buy at
Second Generation (1978)Description / Buy at
The Establishment (1979)Description / Buy at
The Legacy (1981)Description / Buy at
The Immigrant's Daughter (1985)Description / Buy at
An Independent Woman (1997)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Harvey Krim Books

(as E.V. Cunningham)

Lydia (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1964)Description / Buy at
Cynthia (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1969)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of John Gomaday and Larry Cohen Books

(as E.V. Cunningham)

Penelope (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1965)Description / Buy at
Margie (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1966)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Masao Masuto Books

(as E.V. Cunningham)

The Case of the Angry Actress / Samantha (1967)Description / Buy at
The Case of the One-Penny Orange (1977)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Russian Diplomat (1978)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Poisoned Eclairs (1979)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Sliding Pool (1981)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Kidnapped Angel (1982)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Murdered Mackenzie (1984)Description / Buy at
Masuto Investigates (2000)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Two Valleys (1933)Description / Buy at
Strange Yesterday (1933)Description / Buy at
Place in the City (1937)Description / Buy at
Conceived in Liberty (1939)Description / Buy at
The Last Frontier (1941)Description / Buy at
Haym Salomon, Son of Liberty (1941)Description / Buy at
Lord Baden-Powell of the Boy Scouts (1941)Description / Buy at
The Romance of a People (1941)Description / Buy at
Goethals and the Panama Canal (1942)Description / Buy at
The Tall Hunter (1942)Description / Buy at
The Unvanquished (1942)Description / Buy at
Citizen Tom Paine (1943)Description / Buy at
Freedom Road (1944)Description / Buy at
The American (1946)Description / Buy at
The Children (1947)Description / Buy at
Clarkton (1947)Description / Buy at
My Glorious Brothers (1948)Description / Buy at
The Proud and the Free (1950)Description / Buy at
Spartacus (1951)Description / Buy at
Fallen Angel / Mirage (As: Walter Ericson) (1952)Description / Buy at
The Magic Door / Tony and the Wonderful Door (1952)Description / Buy at
The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti (1953)Description / Buy at
Silas Timberman (1954)Description / Buy at
The Story of Lola Gregg (1956)Description / Buy at
Moses, Prince of Egypt (1958)Description / Buy at
The Winston Affair (1959)Description / Buy at
Sylvia (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1960)Description / Buy at
April Morning (1961)Description / Buy at
Phyllis (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1962)Description / Buy at
Power (1962)Description / Buy at
Alice (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1963)Description / Buy at
Agrippa's Daughter (1964)Description / Buy at
Shirley (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1964)Description / Buy at
Torquemada (1966)Description / Buy at
Helen (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1966)Description / Buy at
Sally (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1967)Description / Buy at
The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1969)Description / Buy at
Millie (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1973)Description / Buy at
Max (1982)Description / Buy at
The Outsider (1984)Description / Buy at
The Wabash Factor (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1986)Description / Buy at
The Dinner Party (1987)Description / Buy at
The Pledge (1988)Description / Buy at
The Confession of Joe Cullen (1989)Description / Buy at
The Trial of Abigail Goodman (1993)Description / Buy at
The Bridge Builder's Story (1995)Description / Buy at
The Hessian (1996)Description / Buy at
Redemption (1999)Description / Buy at
Greenwich (2000)Description / Buy at
The Hollywood Blacklist (2002)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Spain and Peace (1952)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel (1945)Description / Buy at
Departure and Other Stories (1949)Description / Buy at
The Last Supper and Other Stories (1955)Description / Buy at
The Howard Fast Reader (1960)Description / Buy at
The Edge of Tomorrow (1961)Description / Buy at
The Hunter and the Trap (1967)Description / Buy at
Time and the Riddle (1973)Description / Buy at
A Touch of Infinity (1973)Description / Buy at
The Call of Fife and Drum (1987)Description / Buy at
Collected Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Plays

Thirty Pieces of Silver (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Novelist (1941)Description / Buy at
The Picture Book History of the Jews (With: Bette Fast) (1942)Description / Buy at
Literature and Reality (1950)Description / Buy at
Peekskill, USA (1951)Description / Buy at
The Naked God (1957)Description / Buy at
The Jews (1970)Description / Buy at
The Art of Zen Meditation (1977)Description / Buy at
Being Red (1990)Description / Buy at
War and Peace (1992)Description / Buy at
The Incredible Tito (2011)Description / Buy at
Tito and His People (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Art of the Story Books

A Sportsman's Notebook (By: Ivan Turgenev) (1852)Description / Buy at
The General Zapped an Angel (1970)Description / Buy at
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (By: Tobias Wolff) (1981)Description / Buy at
The Essential Tales of Chekhov (By: Anton Chekhov) (1998)Description / Buy at
The Garden Party and Other Stories (By: Katherine Mansfield) (2004)Description / Buy at
Wild Nights! (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2008)Description / Buy at
Continent (By: Jim Crace) (2008)Description / Buy at
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (By: Kevin Wilson) (2009)Description / Buy at
Monstress (By: Lysley Tenorio) (2012)Description / Buy at
The Essential Tales Of Chekhov Deluxe Edition (By: Anton Chekhov) (2015)Description / Buy at
Mr. and Mrs. Baby (By: Mark Strand) (2015)Description / Buy at
The Vanishing Princess (By: Jenny Diski) (2017)Description / Buy at
We Are Taking Only What We Need (By: Stephanie Powell Watts) (2018)Description / Buy at
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (By: Alissa Nutting) (2018)Description / Buy at
Catastrophe and Other Stories (By: Dino Buzzati) (2018)Description / Buy at
Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry (By: Elizabeth McCracken) (2019)Description / Buy at
Hue and Cry (By: Edward P. Jones,James McPherson) (2019)Description / Buy at
The Hurly Burly and Other Stories (By: Russell Banks,A.E. Coppard) (2021)Description / Buy at
Loss of Memory Is Only Temporary (By: Francine Prose,Johanna Kaplan) (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about The End of The World(1999)Description / Buy at

Notes: Fallen Angel, originally written as Walter Ericson, was also published under the title of Mirage. Tony and the Wonderful Door is also known as The Magic Door. The Picture Book History of the Jews was written with Bette Fast.

If You Like Howard Fast Books, You’ll Love…

Howard Fast Synopsis: The Children by Howard Fast is about four children of immigrants grow up together in the back alleys of New York City’s tenements, under the looming shadow of racism. Ishky is Jewish, Marie and Shomake are Irish, and Ollie is Italian. Each is confronted daily by the prejudice that rules in one of the world’s greatest cities: New York City. Living in slums, they must rely on each other to overcome hunger, disease, violence, and the bigotry of those who arrived before them. Fighting for a better life against the tide of poverty, the children must overcome their own city’s barbarism, or be consumed by it.

Clarkton is a standalone title by Howard Fast. It is 1945, and soldiers have returned home from Europe and the Pacific to take up their former lives. But in Clarkton, a small Massachusetts factory town, a high-stakes labor battle quickly turns violent, turning what should be a time of peace and prosperity into a bloody conflict that draws in every citizen. No one remains untouched, from rigid factory owner George Clark Lowell, to a small army of labor organizers of every background, to reptilian strike-buster Hamilton Gelb, to the shopkeepers, barbers, and priests that watch in confusion and horror as the nightmare unfolds.

Order of Books » Authors » Order of Howard Fast Books

Leave a Reply