Contents


Save a Penguin If You Can

The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal Rescue by Dyan deNapoli

The Murderers of Mexico

Atentamente, El Chapo (Sincerely, El Chapo) by Héctor de Mauleón

La Ruta de Sangre de Beltrán Leyva (The Path of Blood of Beltrán Leyva) by Héctor de Mauleón

Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez by Howard Campbell

Mafia & Co.: The Criminal Networks in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia by Juan Carlos Garzón, translated from the Spanish by Kathy Ogle

Contributors

Marcia Angell is a member of the faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine. 
(June 2017)

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. (September 2017)

Harold Bloom’s most recent books are The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. He teaches at Yale and is at work on a play, To You Whoever You are: A Pageant Celebrating Walt Whitman.
 (February 2012)

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His story in this issue is adapted from Moral Tales, a forthcoming collection. (December 2017)

Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)

David Dollenmayer’s most recent translation is of Martin Walser’s A Gushing Fountain.
 (May 2016)

Tim Flannery’s books include Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary ­Creature and Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. (May 2018)

Alma Guillermoprieto is a frequent contributor to The New York Review, often writing on Latin America. She is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books.
 (May 2016)

Robert Pogue Harrison teaches literature at Stanford. His books include Forests: The Shadow of Civilization and Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition. (August 2017)

Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. (November 2017)

Samuel Menashe’s New and Selected Poems was published in an expanded edition in 2009. (October 2010)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Beautiful Days, a collection of stories, will be published in February. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (December 2017)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012 and the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (May 2018)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

David Shulman’s Freedom and Despair: Notes from the South Hebron Hills 
will be published in October. He is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in 2016. (June 2018)

Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale. His new book, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, ­America, will be published in April.
 (April 2018)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. (June 2018)

Garry Wills, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (May 2018)