Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
The Powers of War and Peace:The Constitution and Foreign Affairs After 9/11 by John Yoo
Truth and Consequences by Alison Lurie
No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam by Reza Aslan
Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism by Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson
Henry Adams and the Making of America by Garry Wills
Capote a film directed by Bennett Miller, based on the biography by Gerald Clarke
Just the Thing: Selected Letters of James Schuyler, 1951–1991 edited by William Corbett
Material Witness: The Selected Letters of Fairfield Porter edited by Ted Leigh, with an introduction by David Lehman and additional notes by Justin Spring
Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East by Clyde Prestowitz
China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World by Ted C. Fishman
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman Bushman
No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith by Fawn M. Brodie
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism by Richard L. Bushman
Reconsidering No Man Knows My History: Fawn M. Brodie and Joseph Smith in Retrospect edited by Newell G. Bringhurst
A Bit on the Side by William Trevor
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World by Paul Roberts
Where Mountains Are Nameless: Passion and Politics in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Jonathan Waterman
Cumulative Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on Alaska’s North Slope by the National Research Council
Impacts of a Warming Arctic by the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska: Coastal Plain Resource Assessment Department of the Interior
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 1002 Area, Petroleum Assessment, 1998, Including Economic Analysis United States Geological Survey
National Energy Policy: Report of the National Energy Policy Development Group, May 2001 Superintendent of Documents
Economics of Undiscovered Oil in the Federal Lands of the National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska by Emil D. Attanasi
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)
David Cole is Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the award-winning author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003) He has been awarded an Open Society Foundation Fellowship for 2012–2013 to write his next book, on the role of civil society in enforcing constitutional rights.
Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, will be published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
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.
Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He is the author, most recently, of the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two memoirs, a translation of the complete works of C.P. Cavafy, and a study of Greek tragedy, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays. He teaches at Bard College.
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is Keynes: The Return of the Master. Felix Martin, an economist at Thames River Capital LLP, worked at the World Bank for two stretches between 1998 and 2008. He was formerly an executive board member and analyst at the European Stability Initiative. www.skidelskyr.com. (April 2011)
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
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.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
Tim Flannery is Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Macquarie University in Sydney. His book Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific will be published this month. (November 2012)