The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein by Martin Duberman
Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson
Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Statecraft and How to Restore America’s Standing in the World by Dennis Ross
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
Krazy & Ignatz: The Complete Full-Page Comic Strips by George Herriman, edited and annotated by Bill Blackbeard, designed by Chris Ware
Masters of American Comics exhibition catalog edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker
Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester
Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, and Georgia Riley De Havenon
Satyr Square: A Year, a Life in Rome by Leonard Barkan
A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya, translated from the Russian by Arch Tait, with a foreword by Scott Simon
Orwell in Tribune: “As I Please” and Other Writings 1943–7 compiled and edited by Paul Anderson
Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach
Leni Riefenstahl: A Life by Jürgen Trimborn, translated from the German by Edna McCown
Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides translated from the Greek by Anne Carson
Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad
John Donne: The Reformed Soul by John Stubbs
The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences by Louis Uchitelle
The Great American Jobs Scam by Greg LeRoy
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism by John C. Bogle
The Eagle’s Throne by Carlos Fuentes, translated from the Spanish by Kristina Cordero
Georges Braque: A Life by Alex Danchev
Amazing Grace a film directed by Michael Apted
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
Einstein: A Biography by Jürgen Neffe, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
‘Subtle Is the Lord’: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais
The Private Lives of Albert Einstein by Roger Highfield andPaul Carter
Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance by Dennis Overbye
Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time by Peter Galison
Einstein on Politics edited by David Rowe and Robert Schulmann
Einstein on Race and Racism by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein
William Pfaff was an editor of the lay-Catholic Commonweal magazine from 1949 to 1955, and remains a contributor. His latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy. (May 2013)
Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954 in Gloucestershire, England, and attended Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Spell, The Line of Beauty, as well as of a translation of the play Bajazet by Racine. A former staff member at The Times Literary Supplement, Hollinghurst is a frequent contributor to that and other publications, including The Guardian. Hollinghurst’s fourth novel, The Line of Beauty, won the Man Booker Prize in 2004 and his fifth novel, The Stranger’s Child, was published last October. He lives in London.
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.
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His latest book, The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam, was published in April. (May 2013)
John Carey is Arts Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. He has appeared as a host and commentator on numerous television and radio programs in England and is the former chief book reviewer for The Sunday Times. Among his books are The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts?, Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twenieth Century’s Most Enjoyable Books, and a biography of William Golding. He has chaired the Booker Prize committee twice and in 2005 was the chair of the first international Booker Prize committee.
James Lardner is a senior fellow at Demos, a center for public policy based in New York City. He is the co-editor of Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences and co-editor of Inequality.org. (June 2007)
John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.
Adam Hochschild has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and The Nation. His books include King Leopold’s Ghost and, most recently, To End All Wars. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist and a member of the faculty at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, and The Trouble with Physics. (June 2007)
Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.
Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels; the most recent is Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel. He teaches creative writing at Princeton.