The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
Working Overtime (poem)
Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial by Alison Bass
Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs by Melody Petersen
Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness by Christopher Lane
Mantegna, 1431–1506 an exhibition at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, September 26, 2008– January 5, 2009.
Giovanni Bellini an exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, September 30, 2008– January 11, 2009
Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values by Philippe Sands
The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book by Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights
Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond by Jameel Jaffer and Amrit Singh
Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life by Paul Mariani
Exiles by Ron Hansen.
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
Doctor Atomic an opera in two acts by John Adams, libretto by Peter Sellars, directed by Penny Woolcock, with stage design by Julian Crouch
Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US, and the Twisted Path to Confrontation by Barbara Slavin
Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel,Iran, and the United States by Trita Parsi
Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader by Kasra Naji
Reading Khamenei: The World View of Iran’s Most Powerful Leader by Karim Sadjadpour
The Struggle for Iran by Christopher de Bellaigue
The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran by Hooman Majd
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab–Israeli Peace by Aaron David Miller
Negotiating Arab–Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East by Daniel C. Kurtzer and Scott B. Lasensky
Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East by Martin Indyk
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter
The Harvester by Gene Stratton-Porter
Her Father’s Daughter by Gene Stratton-Porter
The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter
Gene Stratton-Porter: Novelist and Naturalist by Judith Reich Long
The Lady of the Limberlost: The Life and Letters of Gene Stratton-Porter by Jeannette Porter Meehan
Thomas Chambers: American Marine and Landscape Painter, 1808–1869 an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 27– December 28, 2008; the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, February 8–April 19, 2009; the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, September 29, 2009–March 7, 2010; and the Indiana Univers
Perry Link is retired from Princeton and now teaches at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto, published in these pages, and recently co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book, An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics, will be published in January 2013.
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.
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.
John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature 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)
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.
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.
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.
Paul Theroux is a novelist and travel writer who divides his time between Cape Cod and Hawaii. Among his books are the novels The Mosquito Coast, Millroy the Magician, and My Secret History and the travel memoirs Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, and The Great Railway Bazaar. He has edited The Best American Travel Writing and in 2007 published three novellas collected as The Elephanta Suite.
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.
Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author, among other books, of The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924, and Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia. His latest book is The Crimean War: A History. (January 2012)