Arendt & Eichmann: The New Truth

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

Funny, But Serious Too

Traveling Sprinkler by Nicholson Baker

The Way the World Works: Essays by Nicholson Baker

House of Holes: A Book of Raunch by Nicholson Baker

Which India Matters?

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

Dreams of a Different China

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

Storms Over Byzantium

Margins and Metropolis: Authority Across the Byzantine Empire by Judith Herrin

Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium by Judith Herrin


Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, including the 2000 Booker Prize–winning The Blind Assassin; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize and the Premio Mondello; The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Penelopiad. Her latest work is a book of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014). Her newest novel, Madd­Addam (2013) is the third in a trilogy comprising The Year of the Flood (2009) and the Giller and Booker Prize–nominated Oryx and Crake (2003). Atwood lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

Julian Bell is a painter and writer. His painting sequence Genesis is published in book form this October.

 (October 2015)

April Bernard’s most recent books are Romanticism, a ­collection of poems, and Miss Fuller, a novel. (October 2014)

Jeremy Bernstein’s books include Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element , Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know and A Palette of Particles.
 His latest book is Nuclear Iran (October, 2014).

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (May 2015)

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.

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), The Scientist as Rebel (2006, published by New York Review Books), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). New York Review Books will publish Dreams of Earth and Sky, a new collection of Dyson’s essays, in April 2015. 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.

Masha Gessen’s new book, about Tamerlan and Dzhokhar ­Tsarnaev, is The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy. (June 2015)

David Gilmour’s books include The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and The Pursuit of Italy: A 
History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples.
 (March 2014)

Louise Glück’s Poems 1962–2012 was published last year. (November 2013)

Ian Johnson writes from Beijing and Berlin. He is writing a book on China’s beliefs and values. (May 2015)

Walter Kaiser was formerly Director of Villa I Tatti, the ­Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. (October 2015)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. His new book, The Shipwrecked Mind: Intellectuals in History, will be published in 2016.

Roger Lowenstein is the author of The End of Wall Street, among other books. He is writing a book about the origins of the Federal Reserve. (November 2013)

Kevin J. Madigan is Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at Harvard Divinity School. (November 2013)

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.

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.

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. His latest book is Mind and Cosmos. (October 2014)

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. Author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, his latest book, Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books, has just been published by New York Review Books.

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her latest novel is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.

Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. (September 2015)

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)