A.A. Milne: The Man Behind Winnie-the-Pooh by Ann Thwaite
Saddam Hussein: A Biography by Fuad Matar
Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq by Samir al-Khalil
Iraqi Power and US Security in the Middle East by Stephen C. Pelletiere, by Douglas V. Johnson II, by Leif R. Rosenberger
Human Rights in Iraq Middle East Watch
An Autumn Story by Tommaso Landolfi, translated by Joachim Neugroschel
A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson
The Struggle: A History of the African National Congress by Heidi Holland
South Africa Belongs to Us: A History of the ANC by Francis Meli
Apartheid’s Rebels: Inside South Africa’s Hidden War by Stephen M. Davis
Higher Than Hope: The Authorized Biography of Nelson Mandela by Fatima Meer
Revolutions: Reflections on American Equality and Foreign Liberations by David Brion Davis
The Ants by Bert Hölldobler, by Edward O. Wilson
Gathering Evidence: A Memoir by Thomas Bernhard, translated by David McLintock
Wittgenstein’s Nephew: A Friendship by Thomas Bernhard, translated by David McLintock
Histrionics: Three Plays by Thomas Bernhard. (A Party for Boris; Ritter, Dene, Voss; Histrionics), translated by Peter Jansen, by Kenneth Northcutt
The President and Eve of Retirement by Thomas Bernhard, translated by Gitta Honegger
The Lime Works by Thomas Bernhard, translated by Sophie Wilkins
Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard, translated by Richard Winston, by Clara Winston
Correction by Thomas Bernhard, translated by Sophie Wilkins
Concrete by Thomas Bernhard, translated by David McLintock
Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard, translated by David McClintock
Old Masters: A Comedy by Thomas Bernhard, translated by Ewald Osers
Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East by Patrick Seale
Facing History: The Black Image in American Art, 17101940 by Guy C. McElroy, with an essay by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Art of Exclusion: Representing Blacks in the Nineteenth Century by Albert Boime
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.
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He is the author of many books, including The Magic Lantern, an eyewitness account of the velvet revolutions of 1989. His most recent book is Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name. He is currently leading an Oxford University research project for the discussion of global free speech norms (www.freespeechdebate.com) and working on a book about free speech.
Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 2013)
Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.
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)
Hugh Lloyd-Jones is the Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus at Oxford University. His many books include The Justice of Zeus, the Oxford Text of Sophocles, and three volumes of Sophocles for the Loeb Classical Library. (December 2000)
Fang Lizhi, an astrophysicist and former vice-president of the University of Science and Technology of China, was expelled from the Communist Party of China in 1987. He was granted asylum at the US embassy in Beijing before leaving the country in 1990. He is the 1989 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and is a professor of physics at the University of Arizona. (November 2011)
Perry Link is retired from Princeton and now teaches at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto, published in these pages, and recently co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book, An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics, will be published in January 2013.
Edward Mortimer was until 2006 the Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General. He is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Salzburg Global Seminar. (April 2008)
John Maynard Smith, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, is the author of On Evolution, The Evolution of Sex, Evolution and the Theory of Games, and, with Eörs Szathmáry, The Major Transitions in Evolution. (December 2000)
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas. Born in Riga, he moved in 1917 with his family to Petrograd, where he witnessed the Russian Revolution. In 1921 he emigrated to England. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he was later appointed Professor of Social and Political Theory. He served as the first president of Wolfson College, Oxford, and as president of the British Academy.
Leszek Kołakowski was professor of philosophy at the University of Warsaw until March 1968 when he was formally expelled for political reasons. He was later a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He was the author of several books, including Main Currents in Marxism. The article in this issue will appear in the collection of essays Is God Happy?, to be published in February by Basic Books. He died in 2009. (December 2012)
Charles Taylor was recently awarded the 2007 Templeton Prize. He is Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy at McGill. His books include Hegel and The Ethics of Authenticity. (April 2007)