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
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
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
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
Our Fathers by Andrew O'Hagan
Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977 by James Miller
James Joyce by Edna O'Brien
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
Ellen Glasgow: A Biography by Susan Goodman
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
The Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet by by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius, translated, edited, annotated, and with an introduction E.M. Beekman
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
Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries by Ramsay MacMullen
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
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.
Tim Flannery is Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Macquarie University in Sydney. His book Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific will be published this month. (November 2012)
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)
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)
Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English 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.
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.
Robert O. Paxton, Mellon Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Columbia, is a lifelong birder. He is a former president of the Linnaean Society of New York and a regional editor of North American Birds magazine. He is the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, among other works.
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is Keynes: The Return of the Master. Felix Martin, an economist at Thames River Capital LLP, worked at the World Bank for two stretches between 1998 and 2008. He was formerly an executive board member and analyst at the European Stability Initiative. www.skidelskyr.com. (April 2011)
Thomas Flanagan (1923–2002), the grandson of Irish immigrants, grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he ran the school newspaper with his friend Truman Capote. Flanagan attended Amherst College (with a two-year hiatus to serve in the Pacific Fleet) and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he studied under Lionel Trilling while also writing stories for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. In 1959, he published an important scholarly work, The Irish Novelists, 1800 to 1850, and the next year he moved to Berkeley, where he was to teach English and Irish literature at the University of California for many years. In 1978 he took up a post at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, from which he retired in 1996. Flanagan and his wife Jean made annual trips to Ireland, where he struck up friendships with many writers, including Benedict Kiely and Seamus Heaney, whom he in turn helped bring to the United States. His intimate knowledge of Ireland’s history and literature also helped to inspire his trilogy of historical novels, starting with The Year of the French (1979, winner of the National Critics’ Circle award for fiction) and continuing with The Tenants of Time (1988) and The End of the Hunt (1994). Flanagan was a frequent contributor to many publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and The Kenyon Review. A collection of his essays, There You Are: Writing on Irish and American Literature and History, is also published by New York Review Books.
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.
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.
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn and The Fall of the House of Walworth. His new book Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 will be published in 2013.