Strictly Business

Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose

Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth by Joe Conason

Playing with Today

The Voice at 3:00 AM: Selected Late and New Poems by Charles Simic

The Metaphysician in the Dark by Charles Simic

Charles Simic in Conversation with Michael Hulse Between the Lines, 120 pp., $17.95 (paper)

The Missionary

Wilsonianism: Woodrow Wilson and His Legacy in American Foreign Relations by Lloyd E. Ambrosius

Woodrow Wilson by H.W. Brands

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, with a foreword by Richard Holbrooke

Breaking the Heart of the World: Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations by John Milton Cooper Jr.

Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House by Phyllis Lee Levin

In the Black Garden

Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War by Thomas de Waal

Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope by Donald E. Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller, with photographs by Jerry Berndt

Silent Music

Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry by Anthony Hecht

Collected Later Poems by Anthony Hecht

Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath by Helen Vendler

Speaking of Beauty by Denis Donoghue


Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (December 2015)

David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

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.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London. (October 2015)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her most recent collection of stories is Bark.

Cees Nooteboom, who lives in Amsterdam, is the author of numerous books of poetry and of the novels Rituals and All Soul’s Day, available in English. His poem in this issue will be included in Landscape with Powers: Poetry from the Netherlands, published in February 2004 by Princeton University Press. (November 2003)

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.