Contents


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

Contributors

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.

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. He is the author of The Body of Beatrice, among other books.
 (October 2013)

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 is 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. (April 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)

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.