The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative by David Brock
Private Lives a play by Noël Coward, directed by Howard Davies
Long Island Sound a play by Noël Coward, directed by Scott Alan Evans
Sexual Revolution in Early America by Richard Godbeer
The Cadence of Grass by Thomas McGuane
Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim by Anton Gill
The Birds of Northern Melanesia: Speciation, Ecology, and Biogeography by Ernst Mayr and Jared Diamond
What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr, with a foreword by Jared Diamond
A Pelican in the Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries and Recluses by Isabel Colegate
Spies by Michael Frayn
Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life by Sheldon S. Wolin
Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World by Robert Nozick
Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street by Richard Lingeman
Sinclair Lewis: An American Life by Mark Schorer
Sinclair Lewis: Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, Dodsworth edited by Richard Lingeman
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.
Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of several books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications and his most recent book is The Man Within My Head.
Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.
John Lanchester is the author of five books including, most recently, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. In 2008 he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (December 2011)
Jane Mayer is a staff writer for The New Yorker. The essay in this issue is based on her book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, which was published in July by Doubleday. (August 2008)
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.
Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College.
Benny Morris teaches history at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva and is the author of Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist–Arab Conflict, 1881–2001. His most recent book, The Road to Jerusalem: Glubb Pasha, the Jews and Palestine, is being published in the UK this month. (June 2002)
John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.
Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.
Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. He is the author of Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town. His research for the article in the December 17, 2015 issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.