Contents


Pakistan: Why Drones Don’t Help

Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan a report by the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford Law School and the Global Justice Clinic at the NYU School of Law

Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands edited by Shahzad Bashir and Robert D. Crews

‘One Abraham or Three?’

Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Jon D. Levenson

Jacob: Unexpected Patriarch by Yair Zakovitch, translated from the Hebrew by Valerie Zakovitch

A Genius from Four Countries

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš by Mark Thompson

The Attic translated from the Serbian and with an introduction by John K. Cox

Psalm 44 translated from the Serbian with an afterword by John K. Cox, and with a preface by Aleksandar Hemon

Garden, Ashes translated from the Serbian by William J. Hannaher, with an introduction by Aleksandar Hemon

Early Sorrows translated from the Serbian by Michael Henry Heim

Hourglass translated from the Serbian by Ralph Manheim

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich translated from the Serbian by Duška Mikić-Mitchell, with an introduction by Joseph Brodsky and an afterword by William T. Vollmann

The Encyclopedia of the Dead translated from the Serbian by Michael Henry Heim

The Lute and the Scars translated from the Serbian with an afterword by John K. Cox, and with a preface by Adam Thirlwell

Contributors

Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book is Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints. She is writing a biography of Mikhail Baryshnikov. (February 2017)


Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. His book Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris was published in April. (July 2017)

Ian Buruma is a Professor at Bard and the author of many books about Japan. His latest book is Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War. (May 2017)

Martin Filler is the 2017 recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award, given by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his architecture criticism, which has appeared in these pages since 1985. (June 2017)

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)

Mohsin Hamid lives in Lahore. His new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, was published this spring.
 (May 2013)

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Adam Hochschild’s books include King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939, which was published in March. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.
 (May 2016)

Jim Holt’s latest book is Why Does the World Exist? (November 2016)

Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His most recent book is The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century. (June 2017)

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel, The Illuminations, has just been published. (June 2015)

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems is Widening Income Inequality. (June 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His new book, Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry, will be published in June.
 (June 2017)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. His latest book is The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavorial Science.
 (November 2016)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is the novel House of Names. (July 2017)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)