Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag by Sigrid Nunez
The Book of Mormon a musical by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone, directed by Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw
Three Poems (poem)
Manet: Inventeur du Moderne [Manet: The Man Who Invented Modernity] an exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, April 5–July 3, 2011
The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth by Irving Kirsch
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker
Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry—A Doctor’s Revelations About a Profession in Crisis by Daniel Carlat
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) by American Psychiatric Association
Open City by Teju Cole
Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present by Jeff Madrick
The Tree of Life a film directed by Terrence Malick
A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman
The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher
1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation by David Goldfield
God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War by George C. Rable
The New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie
Distortions by Ann Beattie
Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie
Secrets and Surprises by Ann Beattie
The Burning House by Ann Beattie
Park City: New and Selected Stories by Ann Beattie
Perfect Recall by Ann Beattie
Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science by Lawrence M. Krauss
Feynman by Jim Ottaviani, with art by Leland Myrick and coloring by Hilary Sycamore
Seven Years by Peter Stamm, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
On a Day Like This by Peter Stamm, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
Unformed Landscape by Peter Stamm, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
Konrad Witz an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, March 6–July 3, 2011
The Free World by David Bezmozgis
Encounter by Milan Kundera, translated from the French by Linda Asher
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.
James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. His most recent book is War on the Waters: The Union and Confederates Navies, 1861-1865.
Meghan O’Rourke is the culture editor of Slate and a poetry editor of The Paris Review. She is the recipient of the 2005 Union League and Civic Arts Foundation Prize for poetry, awarded by Poetry magazine.
Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.
Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels; the most recent is Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel. He teaches creative writing at Princeton.
Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. His books include Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing and The Server.
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)
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, will be published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Sarah Plimpton is a poet and artist working in several media, including oil painting, printmaking, and artists’ books. Her artwork is in such public collections as the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (July 2011)
Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of short stories and a play, Pastorale. She is the winner of the 2000 Rea Award for the Short Story, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and five O. Henry Awards. The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg won the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award. She lives in New York City.
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. (October 2012)
Helen Epstein is an independent consultant and writer specializing in public health in developing countries, and an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She writes frequently for various publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and Granta, and is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa.
Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia and the literary executor of the estate of W.H. Auden. He is the author of Early Auden, Later Auden, and many essays on (and editions of) nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, including George Meredith, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, and Thomas Pynchon.