Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm
The Gun Report a blog by Joe Nocera at nocera.blogs.nytimes.com
The Last Gun: How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What It Will Take to Stop It by Tom Diaz
Gun Guys: A Road Trip by Dan Baum
Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 24–June 9, 2013
Here Lies Love a musical by David Byrne, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, directed by Alex Timbers
He Died with His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond, with an introduction by James Sallis
I Was Dora Suarez by Derek Raymond
A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust by Mary Fulbrook
Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying: The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer, translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century by Christian Caryl
Brueghel: Gemälde von Jan Brueghel d. Ä. [Brueghel: The Paintings of Jan Brueghel the Elder] an exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, March 22–June 16, 2013
Letters, 1941–1985 by Italo Calvino, selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood and translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin
The Soundtrack of My Life by Clive Davis, with Anthony DeCurtis
Hitmaker by Tommy Mottola
Isaiah Berlin: The Journey of a Jewish Liberal by Arie M. Dubnov
To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure by Henry Petroski
The Fourth Dimension of a Poem and Other Essays by M.H. Abrams, with a foreword by Harold Bloom
The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century by Vladimir Tismaneanu
Selected Poems by Anthony Hecht, edited by J.D. McClatchy
The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht edited and with an introduction by Jonathan F.S. Post
Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam by Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine
The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity by Robert Louis Wilken
Trent: What Happened at the Council by John W. O’Malley
David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His biography The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence and a collection of his essays, Moral Imagination, were published last year. (December 2015)
Christopher R. Browning is Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author, most recently, of Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp. (October 2015)
Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book, Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.
Anna Somers Cocks was the Founding Editor of The Art Newspaper and is CEO of its publishers, U. Allemandi & Co. Publishing Ltd. She was Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund from 1999 to 2012. (September 2014)
David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).
Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 2013)
Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge. His latest book is Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition: Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformations. (February 2015)
William H. Gass (b. 1924) is an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and is a former professor of philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012). New York Review Books will republish his story collection In the Heart of the Heart of the Country (1968) in 2014. Gass lives with his wife, the architect Mary Gass, in St. Louis.
Zbigniew Herbert’s Collected Poems 1956–1998 was published in English in 2007. The poem in this issue was prepared for a Polish edition of Herbert’s uncollected poems edited by Ryszard Krynicki. (June 2013)
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and, most recently, of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.
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.
Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. He was for twelve years the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. Before that, he was Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.