Contents


Not for Muggles

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Billion-Dollar Babies

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis

High Stakes, No Prisoners: A Winner’s Tale of Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars by Charles H. Ferguson

Giving Offense

Clemente 1999-January 9, 2000. an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 8,, Catalog of the exhibition by Lisa Dennison

Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection 9, 2000. an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, October 2, 1999-January, Catalog of the exhibition by Norman Rosenthal, by Richard Shone, by Martin Maloney, by Brooks Adams, by Lisa Jardine

Saul Steinberg: Drawing into Being 1-October 30, 1999. an exhibition at the PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, October, Catalog of the exhibition by Bernice Rose, by Arne Glimcher

Family Values

The House of Rothschild: The World’s Banker, 1849-1999 by Niall Ferguson

The House of Rothschild: Money’s Prophets, 1798-1848 by Niall Ferguson

The Struggle for Iran

Iran: Comment sortir d’une revolution religieuse by Farhad Khosrokhavar, by Olivier Roy

Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran by Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah by Baqer Moin

Being Modern in Iran by Fariba Adelkhah, Translated from the French by Jonathan Derrick

Chiapas: The Indians’ Prophet

Rebellion in Chiapas: An Historical Reader by John Womack Jr.

Marcos: La genial impostura by Bertrand De la Grange, by Maité Rico

Religión, política y guerrilla en Las Cañadas de la Selva Lacandona by Maria del Carmen Legorreta Díaz

Buried Lives

The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century by William Roger Louis editor-in-chief, edited by Nicholas Canny

The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume II: The Eighteenth Century by William Roger Louis editor-in-chief, edited by P.J. Marshall

It Happened One Night

The Guest from the Future:Anna Akhmatova and Isaiah Berlin by György Dalos, Translated from the German by Antony Wood

The Diaries of Nikolay Punin edited by Sidney Monas, and Jennifer Greene Krupala, Translated from the Russian by Jennifer Greene Krupala

Contributors

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

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

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

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.

Tim Flannery is a founding member of the Climate Council and 
former Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission. His most recent book is Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. (August 2014)

Garth Fowden is Research Professor at the Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity of the National Research Foundation, Athens. He is the author of The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind and Empire to Commonwealth: Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity. (December 2000)

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

Enrique Krauze is the author of Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America. He is Editor in Chief of the magazine Letras Libres and was, for twenty years, Deputy Editor of Vuelta, whose editor was Octavio Paz. (June 2013)

Hermione Lee is President of Wolfson College, Oxford, and the author of biographies of Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton. Her biography of Penelope Fitzgerald will be published later in 2014.
 (May 2014)

Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.


Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Columbia. His books include Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940–1944 and, with Michael R. Marrus, Vichy France and the Jews.


Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
 (April 2014)

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

Paul Wilson is a writer based in Toronto. He has translated major works by Josef Škvorecký, Ivan Klíma, Bohumil Hrabal, and Václav Havel into English.
 (April 2014)

Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. His first book, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. His latest book is Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup. He lives in Tehran with his wife and two children.