The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
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
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, including the 2000 Booker Prize–winning The Blind Assassin; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize and the Premio Mondello; The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Penelopiad. Her latest work is a book of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014). Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013) is the third in a trilogy comprising The Year of the Flood (2009) and the Giller and Booker Prize–nominated Oryx and Crake (2003). Atwood lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.
Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine. Her research for the article in the November 5, 2015 issue was supported by the Open Society Foundations.
Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.
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.
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.
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)
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. His most recent novel is Subtle Bodies.
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.
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.
Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. The Lunatic, his new volume of poetry, and The Life of Images, a book of his selected prose, were published in April.
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.