Contents


The Real Thing

On the Golden Porch by Tatyana Tolstaya, translated by Antonina W. Bouis

The New Soviet Fiction: Sixteen Short Stories compiled by Sergei Zalygin

Balancing Acts: Contemporary Stories by Russian Women edited by Helena Goscilo

The Human Experience: Contemporary American and Soviet Fiction and Poetry US/USSR Committee edited by the Soviet/American Joint Editorial Board of the Quaker, with forewords by William Styron, by Daniil Granin

The Bartered Bride

In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow

The US and the Philippines: In Our Image Neudel, KCET, Los Angeles A three-part television series, produced by Andrew Rearson and Eric

Ermita: A Filipino Novel by F. Sionil José

Winners

Grey Is the Color of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya, translated by Alyona Kojevnikov

Fear No Evil by Natan Sharansky, translated by Stefani Hoffman

Contributors

Ian Buruma is currently Paul R. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. His previous books include Year Zero: A History of 1945, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Financial Times. In Spring 2015, NYRB will reissue his book The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Japan and Germany.

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. His most recent book is The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth.
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Christopher Hill (1912–2003) was an English historian. Educated at Oxford, Hill taught at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire as well as Oxford, where he was elected Master of Balliol College. His books include Puritanism and Revolution,Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, and The World Turned Upside Down.

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.