The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt
Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House by Richard Wolffe
Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
Houdini: Art and Magic an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York City, October 29, 2010–March 27, 2011; the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, April 28–September 11, 2011; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, September 26, 2011–January 15, 2012;
Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss: American Self-Liberator, Europe’s Eclipsing Sensation, World’s Handcuff King & Prison Breaker by Kenneth Silverman
Houdini’s Box: The Art of Escape by Adam Phillips
The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero by William Kalush and Larry Sloman
Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait by Bernard C. Meyer
The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini by Ruth Brandon
Final Séance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle by Massimo Polidoro
Houdini: The Untold Story by Milbourne Christopher
Goldenes Zeitalter: Holländische Gruppenporträts aus dem Amsterdams Historisch Museum (A Golden Age: Dutch Group Portraits from the Amsterdam Historical Museum) an exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, December 3, 2010–February 27, 2011.
Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962 by Frank Dikötter
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century by John B. Thompson
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Canti by Giacomo Leopardi, translated from the Italian and annotated by Jonathan Galassi
The Gun by C. J. Chivers
My Prizes: An Accounting by Thomas Bernhard, translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway
Prose by Thomas Bernhard, translated from the German by Martin Chalmers
Ritter, Dene, Voss by Thomas Bernhard, a production by One Little Goat Theater Company, directed by Adam Seelig
Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, Architect and Teacher an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, October 14, 2010–January 2, 2011; Tate Britain, London, spring/summer 2011; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, October 2011–January 2012; and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal,
An Architect’s Legacy: James Stirling’s Students at Yale, 1959–1983 an exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, New Haven, October 13, 2010–January 28, 2011
James Stirling: Early Unpublished Writings on Architecture edited by Mark Crinson
Jim Stirling and the Red Trilogy: Three Radical Buildings edited by Alan Berman
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn and The Fall of the House of Walworth. His new book Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 will be published in 2013.
Tim Flannery is Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Macquarie University in Sydney. His book Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific will be published this month. (November 2012)
Willibald Sauerländer is a former director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book, Manet malt Monet: Ein Sommer in Argenteuil (Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil), has just been published. David Dollenmayer is Emeritus Professor of German at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is currently working on a translation of Martin Walser’s novel A Gushing Fountain. (February 2013)
Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His most recent book is the edited volume The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China. (April 2013)
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)
Steven Weinberg holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Martin Filler was the longtime architecture critic of House & Garden, until it ceased publication in 2007. He is the co-author, with Olivier Bossiere, of The Vitra Design Museum: Frank Gehry, Architect, and author of Makers of Modern Architecture, which is based on essays from The New York Review. A second volume of his writings on architecture is forthcoming from New York Review 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.
Janet Coleman worked at the NYR from 1963 to 1966. She is the author of The Compass: The Improvisational Theater That Revolutionized American Comedy and (with Al Young) Mingus/Mingus: Two Memoirs. She is one of playwright/director Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players and, for Pacifica Radio, a producer and host. She is writing a biography of Viola Spolin, the creator of theater games.