Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe
World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism by Norman Podhoretz
Night Watchman (poem)
Becoming Jane a film directed by Julian Jarrold
Molière a film directed by Laurent Tirard
Shakespeare in Love a film directed by John Madden
The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
Neo Rauch at the Met: para
Neo Rauch: para catalog of the exhibition by Gary Tinterow and Werner Spies
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix a film directed by David Yates, based on the book by J.K. Rowling
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
Evening Man (poem)
The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade by William St Clair
Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787–2005 by James T. Campbell
American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era by Kevin K. Gaines
Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond by Ekow Eshun, with illustrations by Chris Ofili
Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Saidiya Hartman
Makers of Modern Architecture by Martin Filler
State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America by Patrick J. Buchanan
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History by Linda Colley
Ice by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell
Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947 by Christopher Clark
Collected Poems, 1947–1997 by Allen Ginsberg
I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg by Bill Morgan
The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems, 1937–1952 by Allen Ginsberg,edited by Juanita Lieberman-Plimpton and Bill Morgan
Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression edited by Bill Morgan andNancy J. Peters
The Poem That Changed America: “Howl” Fifty Years Later edited by Jason Shinder
Howl: Original Draft Facsimile edited by Barry Miles
The Yage Letters Redux by William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
Neal Cassady: The Fast Life of a Beat Hero by David Sandison and Graham Vickers
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich
P.P.P.: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Death edited by Bernhart Schwenk and Michael Semff, with the collaboration of Giuseppe Zigaina
Pasolini: A Biography by Enzo Siciliano, translated from the Italian by John Shepley
Pasolini Requiem by Barth David Schwartz
Stories from the City of God: Sketches and Chronicles of Rome, 1950–1956 by Pier Paolo Pasolini, edited by Walter Siti and translated from the Italian by Marina Harss
Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy by David Crane
The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration by Sarah Moss
The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration by Simon Nasht
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her collection Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers will be published in the spring of 2013.She lives in New York.
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.
Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013.
Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.
Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.
Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.
Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and the Editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website. His book Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century was published in April 2013.
William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.
Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.
Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
Suzanne Jill Levine is the author of numerous studies in Latin American literature and the translator of works by Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Manuel Puig, among other distinguished writers. Levine’s most recent book is Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman: His Life and Fictions. She is a professor in the Spanish Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.