Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City by Bernard Wasserstein
Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America by Alma Guillermoprieto
Romancing: The Life and Work of Henry Green by Jeremy Treglown
Blindness by Henry Green
Pack My Bag: A Self-Portrait by Henry Green
Caught by Henry Green
Concluding by Henry Green
Nothing by Henry Green
Doting by Henry Green
Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi by Katherine Frank
A Society Without Fathers or Husbands: The Na of China by Cai Hua, translated from the French by Asti Hustvedt
Hostage to Fortune: The Letters of Joseph P. Kennedy edited by Amanda Smith
Le Siècle des camps by Joël Kotek and Pierre Rigoulot
Mao’s War Against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China by Judith Shapiro
Feeding the World: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century by Vaclav Smil
The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Medical Science by Robert Pollack
God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution by John F. Haught
Can a Darwinian Be a Christian? The Relationship Between Science and Religion by Michael Ruse
Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution by Kenneth R. Miller
Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould
Night Picnic by Charles Simic
A Fly in the Soup by Charles Simic
L’odore dei soldi (The Smell of Money) by Marco Travaglio
Social Identities and Political Cultures in Italy: Catholic, Communist and Leghist Communities Between Civicness and Localism by Anna Cento Bull
L’Italia che ho in mente (The Italy I Have in Mind) by Silvio Berlusconi
Italian Politics 1998: The Return of Politics edited by David Hine and Salvatore Vassallo
Italian Politics 1999: The Faltering Transition edited by Mark Gilbert and Gianfranco Pasquino
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars, and Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. His latest book, Hallucinations, was published in November 2012.
Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.
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.
Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.
Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief in Nicaragua, is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. His new book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. (December 2013)
Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas. Born in Riga, he moved in 1917 with his family to Petrograd, where he witnessed the Russian Revolution. In 1921 he emigrated to England. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he was later appointed Professor of Social and Political Theory. He served as the first president of Wolfson College, Oxford, and as president of the British Academy.
Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.