Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich
Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t by Robert G. Kaiser
The Civil War and American Art an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., November 16, 2012–April 28, 2013, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, May 21–September 2, 2013
House of Earth by Woody Guthrie, edited and introduced by Douglas Brinkley and Johnny Depp
L’Héritage de Vichy: Ces 100 mesures toujours en vigueur [The Heritage of Vichy: One Hundred Measures That Are Still in Force] by Cécile Desprairies, with a preface by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Umbrella by Will Self
The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
Beggar’s Feast by Randy Boyagoda
The Lives of Margaret Fuller by John Matteson
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
China Hand: An Autobiography by John Paton Davies Jr.
The Cambridge History of Musical Performance edited by Colin Lawson and Robin Stowell
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill, with Lisa Pulitzer
Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.
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. His most recent book is Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World. (January 2017)
Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. His books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2003), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016).
Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His latest publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China. (June 2017)
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.
Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.
Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His book on George Bernard Shaw, Judging Shaw, will be published in the fall. (June 2017)
Robert Winter is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts at UCLA. He is about to release Music in the Air, the first all-digital history of Western music.(April 2016)