The Great Adventure of Sergei Diaghilev

Diaghilev: A Life by Sjeng Scheijen, translated from the Dutch by Jane Hedley-Prôle and S.J. Leinbach

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929 an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, September 25, 2010–January 9, 2011

The Novelist Who Can’t Be Stopped

The Literary Conference by César Aira, translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by César Aira, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews, with a preface by Roberto Bolaño

Ghosts by César Aira, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

The Grim Threat to British Universities

Strategic Plan, 2006–2011 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

The American Faculty: The Restructuring of Academic Work and Careers by Jack Schuster and Martin Finkelstein

Academic Capitalism and the New Economy by Sheila Slaughter and Gary Rhoades


John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s new collection of poems, Breezeway, will be ­published in May 2015.

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, were published in June as Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up.
 (October 2014)

Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. He is currently at work on a book called Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris.

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.

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (September 2015)

Arlene Croce, the dance critic for The New Yorker between 1973 and 1998, is the author of The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book.
 (April 2012)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life.
(July 2015)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York ­Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home.

 (October 2015)

Simon Head is an Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford and a Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. His most recent book is The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age. (January 2011)

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.

Michael Kimmelman is a longtime critic for 
The New York Times. (February 2015)

Amy Knight is a former Woodrow Wilson fellow. Her books include Who Killed Kirov: The Kremlin’s Greatest Mystery, Spies Without Cloaks: The KGB’s Successors, and How the Cold War Began: The Igor Gouzenko Affair and the Hunt for Soviet Spies.

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (December 2015)

Joseph Lelyveld is a former correspondent and editor of The New York Times. His latest book is Great Soul: ­Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.
 (April 2015)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto into English and recently co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book is An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and his translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Science to Exile, will be published in 2016.

Adam Michnik is Editor in Chief of the Warsaw daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. His newest book is The Trouble With History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution.

Margo Picken worked for the United Nations as Director of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia between 2001 and 2007. She is now a visiting fellow at Global Governance at the London School of Economics. (January 2011)

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia. He lives in Lahore. (April 2015)

Ingrid D. Rowland teaches in Rome for the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her latest book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. The Lunatic, his new ­volume of poetry, and The Life of Images, a book of his selected prose, were published in April.

Robin Wells is the coauthor, along with Paul Krugman, of Economics and has taught economics at Princeton, Stanford Business School, and MIT.
 (July 2012)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. In honor of the 250th ­anniversary of the Stamp Act, his two edited volumes of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764–1776 will be published this summer, 2015.