Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age by Bill McKibben
Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age by Bill McKibben
Memoirs by David Rockefeller
Elie Nadelman: Sculptor of Modern Life Catalog of the exhibitionby Barbara Haskell
Crabwalk by Günter Grass, translated from the German by Krishna Winston
What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis
The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis
Islam in a Globalizing World by Thomas W. Simons Jr.
The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam and Christianity by M.J. Akbar
Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong
Me of All People: Alfred Brendel in Conversation with Martin Meyer translated by Richard Stokes
Mozart Piano Sonatas, K. 310, K. 311, and K. 533/494; Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397 Alfred Brendel, pianist
Alfred Brendel Live in Salzburg Alfred Brendel, pianist
Dreizehn Engel/Thirteen Angels: Poems by Alfred Brendel; Etchings, Drawings, and Sculptures by George Nama Catalog of the exhibition edited by Elisabeth Kashey
Vladimir de Pachmann: A Piano Virtuoso’s Life and Art by Mark Mitchell
Pachmann, the Mythic Pianist: 1907–1927 Recordings
The Search for the Buddha: The Men Who Discovered India’s Lost Religion by Charles Allen
The Light of Day by Graham Swift
Rory & Ita by Roddy Doyle
The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton
Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy by Susan Neiman
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
The First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology’s Greatest Mystery by J.M. Adovasio with Jake Page
America Before the European Invasions by Alice Beck Kehoe
Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence by Bruce H. Mann
A Free Nation Deep in Debt: The Financial Roots of Democracy by James Macdonald
A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable by John Steele Gordon
The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon, 1715–99 by Colin Jones
The Story of Our Lives, with The Monument and The Late Hour by Mark Strand
Looking for Poetry: Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti, and Songs from the Quechua translated by Mark Strand
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.
Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book, Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.
Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author, among other books, of The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924, and Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia, and The Crimean War: A History. His latest book is Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag and his next book, Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991, will be published in April 2014.
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.
Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.
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.
Jean Strouse, Director of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library and the author of Alice James, A Biography and Morgan: American Financier, is writing a book about John Singer Sargent’s twelve portraits of the Asher Wertheimer family.
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.
Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. In honor of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, his two edited volumes of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764–1776 will be published this summer, 2015.