Remarkable Trees of the World by Thomas Pakenham
Grazing Ecology and Forest History by F. W. M. Vera
The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric Life of New Zealand by Trevor H. Worthy and Richard N. Holdaway, with principal photography by Rod Morris
Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions by Ashley Hay
The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing by Norman Mailer
A Life of Privilege, Mostly by Gardner Botsford
The Hours a film directed by Stephen Daldry, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham, with a screenplay by David Hare
The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921 by Bertrand M. Patenaude
K: The Art of Love by Hong Ying, translated from the Chinese by Nicky Harman and Henry Zhao
One Man’s Bible by Gao Xingjian, translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee
The Crazed by Ha Jin
The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth by Liah Greenfeld
Lectures on Economic Growth by Robert E. Lucas Jr.
Defeated Flesh: Medicine, Welfare, and Warfare in the Making of Modern France by Bertrand Taithe
Art, War and Revolution in France, 1870–1871: Myth, Reportage and Reality by John Milner
Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life under Siege (1870–71) by Hollis Clayson
The Ethics of Memory by Avishai Margalit
Bring Out Your Dead: The Past as Revelation by Anthony Grafton
Haiti’s Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy by Roger Fatton Jr.
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.
Tim Flannery is a founding member of the Climate Council and former Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission. His most recent book is Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. (August 2014)
Robert L. Herbert, after a long career at Yale, is now Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has been named Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Among his books are Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society, Nature’s Workshop: Renoir’s Writings on the Decorative Arts, and Seurat: Drawings and Paintings. His most recent book is Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte.
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)
Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hanover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises. He is currently Edwin Heafey Jr. Visiting Professor at Stanford.
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. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes. (April 2014)
Joseph E.Stiglitz received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. He is Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia. The author of Globalization and Its Discontents, he has been Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. (March 2003)
Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and Co-editor Emeritus of Dissent magazine. He is the author most recently of In God’s Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible. (March 2014)