Such, Such Was Eric Blair

Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays by George Orwell, compiled and with an introduction by George Packer

All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays by George Orwell, compiled by George Packer, with an introduction by Keith Gessen

Why I Write by George Orwell

Connoisseurs of Cruelty

Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in Bosnia by Wojciech Tochman, translated from the Polishby Antonia Lloyd-Jone

Madame Prosecutor: Confrontations with Humanity’s Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity by Carla Del Ponte with Chuck Sudetic

Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know by Tim Judah

An Eye on the Tremors

Let’s See: Writings on Art from The New Yorker by Peter Schjeldahl

The 7 Days Art Columns, 1988–1990 by Peter Schjeldahl

Columns and Catalogues by Peter Schjeldahl

The Hydrogen Jukebox: Selected Writings of Peter Schjeldahl, 1978–1990 edited by Malin Wilson, with an introduction by Robert Storr


Hilton Als is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of White Girls.

Julian Barnes has written eleven novels, three books of short stories, and four collections of essays. His latest novel, The Sense of an Ending, won the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas.(September 2013)

Fred Halliday is ICREA Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies. His books Language and Politics in the Middle East and Britain’s First Muslims will be published in the uk later this year.

(March 2009)

Robert Pogue Harrison is Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature at Stanford. His most recent book is Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age. (February 2015)

William Luers is Director of The Iran Project and Adjunct Professor at SIPA, Columbia University. He was US Ambassador to Venezuela and Czechoslovakia. (August 2013)

Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955 he co-founded The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot’s Ghost; Oswald’s Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and The Castle in the Forest.

Wyatt Mason is a contributing editor of Harper’s and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He is Senior Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard. He translated Pierre Michon’s Masters and Servants and The Origin of the World. (February 2014)

Ian McEwan is the author most recently of On Chesil Beach. (March 2009)

Richard Parker is Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Fellow of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard. His most recent book is John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics. (March 2009)

Thomas R. Pickering was formerly US Under Secretary of State and Ambassador to Russia, Israel, India, Jordan, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the UN. (August 2013)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

James Salter is a novelist and short-story writer whose books include A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years, and Dusk and Other Stories. His novel All That Is will be published in April.
 (January 2013)

Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (August 2014)

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, will be published in April 2015.

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)

Garry Wills holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory.