Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon
The Leonard Bernstein Letters edited by Nigel Simeone
Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson with Larry Sloman
Blue Is the Warmest Color a film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
Building: Letters 1960–1975 by Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy and Mark Pottle
From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity by Kyle Harper
Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert Stone
Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World by Leo Damrosch
The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift: Parodies, Hoaxes, Mock Treatises: Polite Conversation, Directions to Servants and Other Works edited by Valerie Rumbold
Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps by Chet Van Duzer
Sea Monsters: A Voyage Around the World’s Most Beguiling Map by Joseph Nigg
Witches and Wicked Bodies an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, July 27–November 3, 2013; and the British Museum, London, September 2014–January 2015
Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture by Dana Goodyear
Roads to Berlin: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Germany by Cees Nooteboom, translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson, with photographs by Simone Sassen
Liberation: Diaries, Volume Three: 1970–1983 by Christopher Isherwood, edited and with an introduction by Katherine Bucknell, and a preface by Edmund White
Nebraska a film directed by Alexander Payne
Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books by Claudia Roth Pierpont
Too Much Johnson a film directed by Orson Welles in 1938
My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles edited and with an introduction by Peter Biskind
Orson Welles in Italy by Alberto Anile, translated from the Italian by Marcus Perryman
Félix Vallotton: Le Feu sous la glace [Félix Vallotton: The Fire Under the Ice] an exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris, October 2, 2013–January 20, 2014; the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, February 14–June 1, 2014; and the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, June 14–September 23, 2014
Byrd by Kerry McCarthy
On Poetry by Glyn Maxwell
The Unknown Known a film directed by Errol Morris
Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld
By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld by Bradley Graham
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His forthcoming book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.
Adam Hochschild has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and The Nation. His books include King Leopold’s Ghost and, most recently, To End All Wars. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Adam Kirsch is director of the master’s program in Jewish Studies at Columbia. His new book of poetry, Emblems of the Passing World: Poems After Photographs by August Sander, has just been published. (December 2015)
Gideon Lewis-Kraus is the author of A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful. He was the coeditor, with Arnold Eisen, of Philip Rieff’s Sacred Order/Social Order III. (January 2015)
Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and the literary executor of the Estate of W. H. Auden. His books include The Things That Matter—about seven novels by Mary Shelley, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf—and Early Auden and Later Auden. He has edited novels by Arnold Bennett, Thomas Hardy, George Meredith, Anthony Trollope, and H. G. Wells, and has written for The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and many other publications. His Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers was published by New York Review Books in March 2015.
Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her most recent collection of stories is Bark.
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 new novel, They May Not Mean To, But They Do, will be published in June 2016. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. His latest book is An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions, cowritten with Jean Drèze. (August 2015)
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.
Marina Warner’s studies of religion, mythology, and fairy tales include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, From the Beast to the Blonde, and No Go the Bogeyman. In 2013 she co-edited Scheherazade’s Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights. A Fellow of the British Academy, she is also a professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Her most recent book is Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale. She was awarded the Holberg Prize by the government of Norway in 2015.
Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. He is the author of Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town. His research for the article in the December 17, 2015 issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.