Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens
Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky
Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight by Karl Rove
The Collected Stories by Deborah Eisenberg
Christen Købke: Danish Master of Light an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, March 17–June 13, 2010; and at the National Gallery Complex, Edinburgh, July 4–October 3, 2010
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom by Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh
The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves—and Why It Matters by B.R. Myers
Best European Fiction 2010 edited and with an introduction by Aleksandar Hemon, with a preface by Zadie Smith
Why Translation Matters by Edith Grossman
The Novel: An Alternative History, Beginnings to 1600 by Steven Moore
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields
Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution by Caroline Fraser
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
The Restored New Testament: A New Translation with Commentary, Including the Gnostic Gospels Thomas, Mary, and Judas by Willis Barnstone
Ether: Seven Stories and a Novella by Evgenia Citkowitz
Speak, Nabokov by Michael Maar, translated from the German by Ross Benjamin
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His biography, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence, and a collection of his essays, Moral Imagination, were published last year. (July 2015)
Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book, Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.
Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, the editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website, and a fellow at MIT’s Center for International Studies. His latest book is Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.
David Grossman, who lives near Jerusalem, is the author of The Yellow Wind, a report on life in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. His new novel, To the End of the Land, from which the excerpt in this issue is taken, will be published in September by Knopf. Jessica Cohen’s translations include David Grossman’s Her Body Knows and works by Yael Hedaya, Ronit Matalon, Amir Gutfreund, and Tom Segev. (July 2010)
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
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)
Claire Messud is the author of four novels and a book of novellas. Her novel The Emperor’s Children was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and was selected as one of the ten best books of 2006 by The New York Times. Her most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. Author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, his latest book, Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books, has just been published by New York Review Books.
Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.
Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.
David Shulman is the Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an activist in Ta’ayush, Arab-Jewish Partnership. His latest book is More Than Real: A History of the Imagination in South India. (April 2015)
John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature. (April 2012)