The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken by Terry Teachout
The Diary of H.L. Mencken edited by Charles A. Fecher
My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken, edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley
Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester
Mencken: A Life by Fred Hobson
In Defense of Marion: The Love of Marion Bloom and H.L. Mencken edited by Edward A. Martin
The Vintage Mencken edited by Alistair Cooke
The Impossible H.L. Mencken: A Selection of His Best Newspaper Stories edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
Mencken and Sara: A Life in Letters: The Private Correspondence of H.L. Mencken and Sara Haardt edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
Sun Out: Selected Poems, 1952–1954 by Kenneth Koch
A Possible World by Kenneth Koch
Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliani, with Ken Kurson
The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice by Bernard B. Kerik
The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story by Richard Preston
Federal Bodysnatchers and the New Guinea Virus: People, Parasites, Politics by Robert S. Desowitz
Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott
The Heart of Redness by Zakes Mda
Ways of Dying by Zakes Mda
Barnett Newman Catalog of the exhibition edited by Ann Temkin, with essays by Ann Temkin and Richard Shiff, and contributions by Suzanne Penn and Melissa Ho
A Berlin Republic: Writings on Germany by Jürgen Habermas, translated from the German by Steven Rendall, with an introduction by Peter Hohendahl
The Past as Future by Jürgen Habermas, interviewed by Michael Haller, translated from the German and edited by Max Pensky, with an introduction by Peter Hohendahl
The Inclusion of the Other by Jürgen Habermas, edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff
Knowledge and Human Interests by Jürgen Habermas
Religion and Rationality by Jürgen Habermas, edited and with an introduction by Eduardo Mendieta
Jürgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile by Martin Beck Matustík
Another Country: German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity by Jan-Werner Müller
Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He is the author, most recently, of the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two memoirs, a translation of the complete works of C.P. Cavafy, and a study of Greek tragedy, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays. He teaches at Bard College.
Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013.
Henry Siegman is President of the U.S./Middle East Project. He is a non-resident research professor at the Sir Joseph Hotung Middle East Program, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, a former Senior Fellow on the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former National Director of the American Jewish Congress.
Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and The Blind Assassin, among other novels. Her most recent work of fiction is I’m Starved for You, a long short story available as an e-book.(May 2012)
Norman Rush was raised in Oakland, California, and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956. He has been an antiquarian book dealer, a college instructor, and, with his wife Elsa, he lived and worked in Africa from 1978 to 1983. They now reside in Rockland County, New York. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. Whites, a collection of stories, was published in 1986, and his first novel, Mating, the recipient of the National Book Award, was published in 1991. Mortals is his second novel. A new novel, Subtle Bodies, will be published in 2013.
Helen Epstein is an independent consultant and writer specializing in public health in developing countries, and an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She writes frequently for various publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and Granta, and is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa.
John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.
Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hannover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises.
Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Her latest book, Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, was published in February. (August 2008)
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.
Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. Her translations include Marina Tsvetaeva’s Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917–1922, a volume of Aleksandr Rodchenko’s writings, Experiments for the Future; and Tatyana Tolstaya’s novel, The Slynx. Her translation of Vladimir Sorokin’s Day of the Oprichnik will be published in 2011.
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
Steven Weinberg holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.