Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag by Sigrid Nunez
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
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
David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His two new books, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence and Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, were published earlier this year. (December 2014)
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), The Scientist as Rebel (2006, published by New York Review Books), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). New York Review Books will publish Dreams of Earth and Sky, a new collection of Dyson’s essays, in April 2015. 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.
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.
James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most recently, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865.
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.
Meghan O’Rourke, a former editor at The New Yorker and Slate, is the author of the poetry collections Once and Halflife and a memoir, The Long Goodbye. Her poetry and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, and teaches at NYU and Princeton.
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)
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 is Fin & Lady. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
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)
Adam Thirlwell is the author of two novels, Politics and The Escape; a novella, Kapow!; an essay-book, The Delighted States, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. He has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. His new novel, Lurid & Cute, will be published in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2015 E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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. His latest book, States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America, has just been published.