Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
The End of Men and the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin
A Delicate Truth by John le Carré
The Angel of the Odd: Dark Romanticism from Goya to Max Ernst an exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, March 5–June 9, 2013
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
All That Is by James Salter
Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps edited by John McIntyre
Life Is Meals: A Food Lover’s Book of Days by James and Kay Salter
There and Then: The Travel Writing of James Salter by James Salter
The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov by Andrea Pitzer
The Tragedy of Mister Morn by Vladimir Nabokov, translated from the Russian by Thomas Karshan and Anastasia Tolstoy
Selected Poems by Vladimir Nabokov, translated from the Russian by Dmitri Nabokov, and edited and with an introduction by Thomas Karshan
Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays by Brian Boyd
The Roadmap by Suragamika
Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets edited and translated from the Burmese by Ko Ko Thett and James Byrne
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti by Amy Wilentz
The Rainy Season: Haiti—Then and Now by Amy Wilentz
Haiti: The Aftershocks of History by Laurent Dubois
Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe by Lee Smolin
Red Doc> by Anne Carson
Bolívar: American Liberator by Marie Arana
Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ein biographisches Album edited by Michael Nedo
Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865 by James Oakes
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson
Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett
The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire by Neil Irwin
Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth
The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America by David A. Stockman
Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100–1900 by John Guy and Jorrit Britschgi
Masters of Indian Painting, 1100–1900 edited by Milo C. Beach, Eberhard Fischer, and B.N. Goswamy
Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate, and runs the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute. Her most recent book is Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956. (December 2014)
Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, the editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website, and a fellow at MIT’s Center for International Studies. His latest book is Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.
William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival. (June 2015)
David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.
Michael Dirda, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure. His most recent book, On Conan Doyle, received a 2012 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work of the year. Dirda graduated with Highest Honors in English from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature (medieval studies and European romanticism) from Cornell University. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the online Barnes & Noble Review, and several other periodicals, as well as a frequent lecturer and an occasional college teacher. His new book, Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books, will be out next summer.
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. He leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.
James Gleick’s latest book is The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. He is working on a history of time travel.
Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has published more than 180 scientific articles, is a staff writer at The New Yorker and, most recently, the coauthor with Pamela Hartzband of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You.
Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008. (December 2015)
Ray Monk is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton. He has written books on Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell. His most recent book, on Robert Oppenheimer, was published in May. (June 2013)
Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.
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.