The Parables of Flannery O’Connor

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch

The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor

Collected Works: Wise Blood, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, The Violent Bear It Away, Everything That Rises Must Converge, Stories and Occasional Prose, Letters by Flannery O'Connor

Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose by Flannery O'Connor, selected and edited by Sally and Robert Fitzgerald

Spiritual Writings by Flannery O'Connor, edited by Robert Ellsberg, with an introduction by Richard Giannone

The Flowering Genius of Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian & Daughters: Women of Art and Science an exhibition at the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam, February 23–May 18, 2008, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, June 10–August 31, 2008.

Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis by Kim Todd

The Bob Marley Story

Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley by Christopher John Farley

Bob Marley: Herald of the Postcolonial World? by Jason Toynbee

The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Album of the Century by Vivien Goldman

Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley by David Burnett

A Different Lincoln

Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860–1861 by Harold Holzer

Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the US Navy, and the Civil War by Craig L. Symonds

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson

Can You Really Become French?

How to Be French: Nationality in the Making Since 1789 by Patrick Weil, translated from the French by Catherine Porter

Integrating Islam: Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France by Jonathan Laurence and Justin Vaisse


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).

Richard Bernstein was Time’s bureau chief in China and a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. His most recent book is China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice.

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Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (September 2015)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at ­Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His forthcoming book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His writing and other work can be found at

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), The Scientist as Rebel (2006, published by New York Review Books), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). New York Review Books will publish Dreams of Earth and Sky, a new collection of Dyson’s essays, in April 2015. 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.

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. Among his recent books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions, The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death, and The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom.

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of several books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications and his most recent book is The Man Within My Head.

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a doctoral student in geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written for The Guardian, The Believer, The Nation, Foreign Policy, and The New York Review of Books, among other publications.

Joseph Lelyveld is a former correspondent and editor of The New York Times. His latest book is Great Soul: ­Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.
 (April 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.

James Oakes’s most recent book is The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics. (April 2009)

Joyce Carol Oates’s memoir The Lost Landscape is published this October 2015.

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of, among other works, Vichy France and The Anatomy of Fascism.

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.

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 new novel, They May Not Mean To, But They Do, will be published in June 2016. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.

Colin Thubron is the President of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, To a Mountain in Tibet.
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Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (November 2015)