Jasper Johns: Gray an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 3, 2007–January 6, 2008, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 5–May 4, 2008.
Catalog of the exhibition by James Rondeau and Douglas Druick, with contributions by Mark Pascale,
Condoleezza Rice: An American Life by Elisabeth Bumiller
Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush by Robert Draper
The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy by Glenn Kessler
The Executor: A Comedy of Letters by Michael Krüger, translated from the German by John Hargraves
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943–1944 by Rick Atkinson
Head and Heart: American Christianities by Garry Wills
The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy by Eric G. Wilson
What Is Emotion?: History, Measures, and Meanings by Jerome Kagan
About My Life and the Kept Woman: A Memoir by John Rechy
Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form by Helen Vendler
Zhao Ziyang: Ruanjinzhong de tanhua (Captive Conversations) by Zong Fengming
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Jeremy Bernstein’s books include Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element , Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know and A Palette of Particles. His latest book is Nuclear Iran (October, 2014).
David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His biography, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence, and a collection of his essays, Moral Imagination, were published last year. (July 2015)
William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival. (June 2015)
Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 2013)
Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto into English and recently co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book is An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and his translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Science to Exile, will be published in early 2016.
Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. The Lunatic, his new volume of poetry, and The Life of Images, a book of his selected prose, were published in April.
Jim Walsh is on the faculty of the MIT Security Studies Program and Political Science Department. He was previously Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. (August 2013)
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. His latest book, States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America, has just been published.