Clinton’s Troubles

Leading With My Heart by Virginia Kelley

The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House by Bob Woodward

All’s Fair by Mary Matalin, by James Carville

Highwire: From the Backroads to the Beltway—The Education of Bill Clinton by John Brummett

As You Like It

Queering the Renaissance edited by Jonathan Goldberg

Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities by Jonathan Goldberg

Fabulous Fabulist

The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz, translated by Catherine Cobham

Midaq Alley translated by Trevor Le Gassick

The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk translated by William M. Hutchins, translated by Olive E. Kenny

Palace of Desire translated by William M. Hutchins, translated by Lorne M. Kenny, translated by Olive E. Kenny

Sugar Street translated by William M. Hutchins, translated by Angele B. Samaan

The Beginning and the End translated by Ramses Awad

Children of Gebelawi translated by Philip Stewart

The Thief and the Dogs translated by Trevor Le Gassick, translated by M.M. Badawi

Adrift on the Nile translated by Frances Liardet

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma translated by Denys Johnson-Davies

The Possessed

The Cultures of Collecting edited by John Elsner, edited by Roger Cardinal

Collecting: An Unruly Passion, Psychological Perspectives by Werner Muensterberger


Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.

Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.

Alastair Reid is a poet, a prose chronicler, a translator, and a traveler. Born in Scotland, he came to the United States in the early 1950s, began publishing his poems in The New Yorker in 1951, and for the next fifty-odd years was a traveling correspondent for that magazine. Having lived in both Spain and Latin America for long spells, he has been a constant translator of poetry from the Spanish language, in particular the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. He has published more than forty books, among them a wordbook for children, Ounce Dice Trice, with drawings by Ben Shahn. Most recently, in 2008, he published in the U.K. two career-spanning volumes, Outside In: Selected Prose and Inside Out: Selected Poetry and Translations. The substance of Supposing… e gleaned from the many children who have influenced him, to all of whom he owes and dedicates the text.

David Remnick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin’s Tomb, The Devil Problem and Other True Stories, and Resurrection. He is the editor of The New Yorker.

Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. His most recent book is An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions, cowritten with Jean Drèze.
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Keith Thomas is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfillment in Early Modern England.

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.