The Sturges Style

Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges adapted and edited by Sandy Sturges

Between Flops: A Biography of Preston Sturges by James Curtis

Madcap: The Life of Preston Sturges by Donald Spoto

Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges edited and with an introduction by Brian Henderson

Born Again African

Black, French, and African: A Life of Léopold Sédar Senghor by Janet G. Vaillant

Œuvre poétique by Léopold Sédar Senghor

Ce que je crois by Léopold Sédar Senghor

Getting Away from It All

The Villa: Form and Ideology of Country Houses by James S. Ackerman

The Architect and the American Country House, 1890–1940 by Mark Alan Hewitt, architectural photographs by Richard Cheek

The American Country House by Roger W. Moss

The American Country House by Clive Aslet

Wheel Estate: The Rise and Decline of Mobile Homes by Allan D. Wallis

There’s No Place Like Heimat

Vom Glück und Unglück der Kunst in Deutschland nach dem Letzten Kriege by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Patterns of Childhood by Christa Wolf, translated by Ursule Molinaro and Hedwig Rappolt

The Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf, translated by Christopher Middleton

No Place on Earth by Christa Wolf, translated by Jan van Heurck

Was bleibt (extracts entitled “What Remains” were published in English translation in Granta 33) by Christa Wolf

Cassandra: A Novel and Four Essays by Christa Wolf, translated by Jan van Heurck

The Fourth Dimension: Interviews with Christa Wolf translated by Hilary Pilkington, Introduction by Karin McPherson

The Cabinet of Dr. Seuss

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

Horton Hatches the Egg

McElligot’s Pool

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

If I Ran the Zoo

Horton Hears a Who

On Beyond Zebra!

If I Ran the Circus

The Cat in the Hat

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!

The Lorax

The Butter Battle Book

You’re Only Old Once!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Lost Horizons

The Myth of Shangri-La: Tibet, Travel Writing and the Western Creation of Sacred Landscape by Peter Bishop

Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

A History of Modern Tibet, 1913–1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State by Melvyn C. Goldstein

My Tibet Dalai Lama, photographs and introduction by Galen Rowell


Janet Adam Smith (1905–1999) was a Scottish writer and critic. Educated at Oxford, she worked as an editor at a number of literary publications, including The Listener, The Criterion and New Statesman. She also edited the Faber Book of Modern Verse and its companion volume, the Faber Book of Children’s Verse. An accomplished mountaineer, Smith wrote about her adventures in Mountain Holidays; her other books include Life Among the Scots and John Buchnan and His World.

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written over seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty. His ­memoir, A Tokyo Romance, has just been published. (April 2018)

John K. Fairbank (1907–1991) was an American sinologist. His final book was China: A New History.

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth.

 He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.(October 2017)

Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent books are Music of a Distant Drum and What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. (May 2002)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Adam Michnik is Editor in Chief of the Warsaw daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. His newest book is The Trouble With History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012 and the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (May 2018)

Witold Rybczynski is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the architecture critic for Slate. His book on American building, Last Harvest, was published in 2007.

Amartya Sen teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998. (June 2017)

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

Garry Wills, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)