Bush and the Lesser Evil

The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror by Michael Ignatieff

The Year of Living Dangerously: A Liberal Supporter of the War Looks Back an article by Michael Ignatieff

The Rise of bin Laden

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll

Saboteur in Texas

Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry

The Wandering Hill by Larry McMurtry

By Sorrow’s River by Larry McMurtry

Folly and Glory by Larry McMurtry

Tyrol: Retreat to Reality

South Tyrol: A Minority Conflict of the Twentieth Century by Rolf Steininger

Ohne meinen Segen: Die Lebenserinnerungen der Unterfurner Bäuerin by Adelheid Vorhauser Rabensteiner

Südtirol im Dritten Reich/L’Alto Adige nel Terzo Reich, 1943–1945 edited by Gerald Steinacher

The History of the South Tyrol Question by Antony Evelyn Alcock

Die Walsche by Joseph Zoderer

The Tragedy of Roger Casement

Roger Casement: The Black Diaries by Jeffrey Dudgeon

Sir Roger Casement’s Heart of Darkness: The 1911 Documents by Angus Mitchell

The Eyes of Another Race: Roger Casement’s Congo Report and 1903 Diary edited by Séamus Ó Síocháin and Michael O'Sullivan

Roger Casement in Death, or Haunting the Free State by W.J. McCormack


J. M. Coetzee’s novel The Childhood of Jesus was published in March 2013. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

Michael Kimmelman is a longtime critic for 
The New York Times. (February 2015)

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

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.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

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

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Benjamin is the New Books columnist for Harper’s and the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector. He lives in the Netherlands. (June 2010)

Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel, The Illuminations, was published earlier this year. (December 2015)

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He is the author, most recently, of Painting Death and The Novel: A Survival Skill.

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia. He lives in Lahore. (April 2015)

Ingrid D. Rowland teaches in Rome for the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her latest book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.

Keith Thomas is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfillment in Early Modern England.

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is On Elizabeth Bishop.

Joshua Weiner is the author of the poetry collections The World’s Room and From the Book of Giants. (March 2008)