Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Politics or Principle?: Filibustering in the United States Senate by Sarah A. Binder and Steven S. Smith
Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate by Gregory Koger
Morning Miracle: Inside The Washington Post: A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life by Dave Kindred
City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and ‘70s by Edmund White
Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes by Victoria Clark
My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley, with an introduction by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
My Dog Tulip a film directed by Paul Fierlinger and Sandra Fierlinger
Tracking Medicine: A Researcher’s Quest to Understand Health Care by John E. Wennberg
Treme a television series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer
Thucydides: The Reinvention of History by Donald Kagan
A Commentary on Thucydides, Volume III, Books 5.25–8.109 by Simon Hornblower
Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram G. Rajan
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm
The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession by Richard C. Koo
Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille by Scott Eyman
Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town by Christopher de Bellaigue
Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA by Daniel Carpenter
The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation by David Shambaugh
China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom by Richard Baum
China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
China’s New Rulers: The Secret Files by Andrew J. Nathan and Bruce Gilley
The Death of the Shtetl by Yehuda Bauer
Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust by David Engel
The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City by Barbara Engelking and Jacek Leociak, translated from the Polish by Emma Harris
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945 by Saul Friedländer
Worse than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
The Destruction of the European Jews, Third Edition by Raul Hilberg
Je suis le dernier Juif: Treblinka, 1942–1943 by Chil Rajchman, translated from the Yiddish by Gilles Rozier
Nim słonce wzejdzie: Dziennik pisany w ukryciu, 1943–1944 by Marek Szapiro
Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir by Arif Jamal
The Limits of Influence: America’s Role in Kashmir by Howard B. Schaffer
The Merchant of Venice a play by William Shakespeare, directed by Daniel Sullivan
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He has just published, with Edward Mortimer and Kerem Öktem, Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.
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.
Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His latest book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories, was published in paperback in February. (December 2012)
Nicholas Lemann is Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, among other books.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He is the author, most recently, of the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award and runner-up for the 2013 PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. His other books include two memoirs, a translation of the complete works of C.P. Cavafy, and a study of Greek tragedy, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays. He teaches at Bard College.
Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, was published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. A collection of her essays, Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations, was published in September. (December 2013)
David Thomson is film critic at The New Republic and has been a frequent contributor to Sight & Sound, Film Comment, The Guardian, and The Independent. He is the author of A Biographical Dictionary of Film and, most recently, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies. He has also written several novels, including Suspects and Silver Light.
Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. The French and German editions of his book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin were recently awarded the Prix du Livre d’Histoire de l’Europe and the Hannah- Arendt-Preis für Politisches Denken. (October 2013)
Steve Coll will take up the post of Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in July. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. (July 2013)
Stephen Greenblatt is John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. He is the author of Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. His latest book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.
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.
Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).
Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her collection Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers will be published in the spring of 2013.She lives in New York.