The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
Charlie Chaplin and His Times by Kenneth S. Lynn
Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin by Joyce Milton
The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings by Wei Jingsheng
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson
The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America by Ernesto Che Guevara, translated by Ann Wright
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
Goodbye to Catholic Ireland by Mary Kenny
Reality and Dreams by Muriel Spark
Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Jared Diamond
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder by Lawrence Weschler
In the Dutch Mountains by Cees Nooteboom, translated by Adrienne Dixon
Roads to Santiago: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Spain by Cees Nooteboom, by Ina Rilke
Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography by Herbert R. Lottman
Paris in the Twentieth Century the lost novel by Jules Verne, translated by Richard Howard
Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits From Ancient Egypt Paul Roberts and John Taylor. an exhibition at the British Museum, March 14-July 20, 1997.. Catalog of the exhibition by Susan Walker and Morris Bierbrier, with
The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt by Euphrosyne Doxiadis
Portraits and Masks: Burial Customs in Roman Egypt edited by Morris Bierbrier
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.
Liu Binyan, one of China’s leading writers, is currently a Director of the Princeton China Initiative in Princeton, New Jersey. His most recent book in English is A Higher Kind of Loyalty: A Memoir. (October 1998)
James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. His most recent book is Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
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 leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.
Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.
Stanley Hoffmann is Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.
Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley: The Pursuit (published by NYRB Classics), which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974; Coleridge: Early Visions, winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year award; Dr Johnson & Mr Savage, which won the 1993 James Tait Black Prize; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections, which won the 1990 Duff Cooper Prize and Heinemann Award. His new book, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, was published in October 2013. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1992. He is also a professor of biographical studies at the University of East Anglia. He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain. The article in the December 18, 2014 issue draws on the seventh Leon Levy Biography Lecture, which he gave in 2014 on “The Two Sides of the Biographer’s Notebook.”
Sergei Kovalev, a biologist and former political prisoner, is a leading candidate on the Yabloko Party list for the December election to the Russian State Duma. He is President of the Institute for Human Rights and Chairman of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation in Moscow. (November 2007)
John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.