American Pie

Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noël Riley Fitch

A Welcoming Life: The M.F.K. Fisher Scrapbook compiled and annotated by Dominique Gioia

Marcella Cucina by Marcella Hazan

The All-New Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker

The American Century Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes of the 20th Century by Jean Anderson

A Lost World

New York Mosaic: Do I Wake or Sleep, The Christmas Tree, Many Mansions three novels by Isabel Bolton, with an introduction by Doris Grumbach

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Building the Getty by Richard Meier

The J. Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections: A Museum for the New Century by John Walsh and Deborah Gribbon

Making Architecture: The Getty Center by Harold M. Williams and Ada Louise Huxtable and Stephen D. Rountree and Richard Meier

The Pleasures of Reading Hogarth

Hogarth: A Life and a World by Jenny Uglow

The Analysis of Beauty by William Hogarth, edited with an introduction and notes by Ronald Paulson

Hogarth and His Times: Serious Comedy by David Bindman

Clinton, the UN, and the Bosnian Disaster

Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime by Jan Willem Honeg and Norbert Both

Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe’s Worst Massacre Since World War II by David Rohde

Late-Breaking Foreign Policy: The News Media’s Influence on Peace Operations by Warren P. Strobel

Blood and Vengeance: One Family’s Story of the War in Bosnia by Chuck Sudetic

The Reluctant Superpower: United States Policy in Bosnia, 1991-1995 by Wayne Bert

Triumph of the Lack of Will: International Diplomacy and the Yugoslav War by James Gow

Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West by David Rieff


André Aciman is the author of the novels Eight White Nights and Call Me by Your Name, the nonfiction works Out of Egypt and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Alfred Brendel is a pianist and author of several books of 
essays and poetry. A new edition of his collected musical essays is due 
to be published this summer.
 (June 2015)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at ­Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His forthcoming book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His writing and other work can be found at

Joan Didion is the author of The Year of Magical Thinking and We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction.

Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

P. N. Furbank is the author of nine books, including biographies of Samuel Butler, Italo Svevo, and E.M. Forster.

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.