The Great Terror: A Reassessment by Robert Conquest
Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness by John M. Hull
Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance: A Case of Transatlantic Bigamy by Alexandra Parma Cook, by Noble David Cook
The Munich Secession: Art and Artists in Turn-of-the-Century Munich by Maria Makela
Diary of an Erotic Life by Frank Wedekind, translated by W.E. Yuill, edited by Gerhard Hay
The Blue Rider in the Lenbachhaus, Munich by Armin Zweite
Franz Marc by Mark Rosenthal
The Blaue Reiter Almanac edited by Wassily Kandinsky, by Franz Marc (new edition), edited with an introduction by Klaus Lankheit
Franz Marc: Postcards to Prince Jussuf by Peter-Klaus Schuster
The Practice of the Wild
Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems
Myths and Texts
Earth House Hold
The Old Ways
He Who Hunted Birds in His Father’s Village: The Dimensions of a Haida Myth
The Real Work: Interviews and Talks edited by Scott McLean
Passage Through India
The Man Who Changed The World: The Lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev by Gail Sheehy
The New Russians by Hedrick Smith
The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics by Christopher Lasch
Hourglass by Danilo Ki, translated by Ralph Manheim
Mendelssohn Is On The Roof by Jirí Weil, translated by Marie Winn
The Miracle Game by Josef Skvorecky, translated by Paul Wilson
The Joy of Insight: Passions of a Physicist by Victor Weisskopf
Hazlitt: A Life, From Winterslow to Frith Street by Stanley Jones
The Cocaine Kids: The Inside Story of a Teenage Drug Ring by Terry Williams
Raw Recruits by Alexander Wolff, by Armen Keteyian
The Source: The Rap Music Decade, 19801990 edited by Jonathan Shecter, edited by David Mays
John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
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.
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.
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars, and Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. His latest book, Hallucinations, was published in November 2012.
Tatyana Tolstaya was born in Leningrad in 1951 to an aristocratic family that includes the writers Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines and her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. She spent much of the late Eighties and Nineties living in the United States and teaching at several universities. Known for her acerbic essays on contemporary Russian life, Tolstaya has also been the co-host of the Russian cultural interview television program School for Scandal. Both her novel, The Slynx and her collection of stories, White Walls, are published by NYRB Classics.
Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. Her translations include Marina Tsvetaeva’s Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917–1922, a volume of Aleksandr Rodchenko’s writings, Experiments for the Future; and Tatyana Tolstaya’s novel, The Slynx. Her translation of Vladimir Sorokin’s Day of the Oprichnik will be published in 2011.
Arthur Kempton, the author of Boogaloo: The Quintessence of American Popular Music, is a fellow at the Institute for African-American Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (March 2006)
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.