Milk a film directed by Gus Van Sant
The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll
Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories by Azar Nafisi
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
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir by Donald Worster
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
Elliott Carter: A Centennial Portrait in Letters and Documents by Felix Meyer and Anne C. Shreffler
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
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
The Case for Big Government by Jeff Madrick
The Aeneid by Vergil, translated from the Latin by Sarah Ruden
Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His first book, *The Women*, a meditation on gender, race, and personal identity, was published in 1996. He was awarded a Guggenheim for Creative Writing in 2000 and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for 2002-03. Als lives in New York City.
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)
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)
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.
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)