The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya von Bremzen
The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron, with an introduction by Robert Gottlieb
Norman Mailer: A Double Life by J. Michael Lennon
Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays by Norman Mailer, edited with a preface by Phillip Sipiora, and an introduction by Jonathan Lethem
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve a film by Jim Bruce
Hannah Arendt a film by Margarethe von Trotta
Hannah Arendt: Ihr Denken veränderte die Welt [Hannah Arendt: Her Thought Changed the World] edited by Martin Wiebel, with a foreword by Franziska Augstein
Traveling Sprinkler by Nicholson Baker
The Way the World Works: Essays by Nicholson Baker
House of Holes: A Book of Raunch by Nicholson Baker
An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries by Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Archangel by Andrea Barrett
Ronald Dworkin by Stephen Guest
Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century by Orville Schell and John Delury
Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future by Timothy Beardson
China’s Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing’s Image by Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araújo, translated from the Spanish by Catherine Mansfield
Cool War: The Future of Global Competition by Noah Feldman
The China Choice: Why We Should Share Power by Hugh White
China Dreams: Twenty Visions of the Future by William A. Callahan
Magicians and Charlatans: Essays on Art and Culture by Jed Perl
Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42 by William Dalrymple
Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade by Rachel Cohen
Margins and Metropolis: Authority Across the Byzantine Empire by Judith Herrin
Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium by Judith Herrin
Confronting the Bomb: Pakistani and Indian Scientists Speak Out edited by Pervez Hoodbhoy, with a preface by John Polyani
Were the Popes Against the Jews?: Tracking the Myths, Confronting the Ideologues by Justus George Lawler
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.
Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.
Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and the literary executor of the estate of W.H. Auden. He is the author of Early Auden, Later Auden, and The Things That Matter, a volume of essays on Mary Shelley, Emily and Charlotte Brönte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. His Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers will be published in early 2015.
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.
Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.
Alan Rusbridger is the Editor of The Guardian newspaper, which recently published articles by Glenn Greenwald and its own reporters about the National Security Agency, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden. His new book, about playing the piano, is Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible. (November 2013)