The Victory of Penelope Fitzgerald

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Alan Hollinghurst

Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald

At Freddie’s by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Simon Callow

Innocence by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Julian Barnes

The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Candia McWilliam

Edward Burne-Jones by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Frances Spalding

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee

The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Knox Brothers by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Richard Holmes

Charlotte Mew and Her Friends by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Michèle Roberts

Who Knows If You’re Happy?

Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think by Paul Dolan, with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman

Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience a report by the National Research Council, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie

Why Is American Teaching So Bad?

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) by Elizabeth Green

Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher by Garret Keizer

The Charms of Edwin Lutyens

Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens by Jeroen Geurst

The Architecture of Diplomacy: The British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington by Anthony Seldon and Daniel Collings

The Disgrace of Our Criminal Justice

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences edited by Jeremy Travis, Bruce Western, and Steve Redburn

Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America by Jonathan Simon

Colossal Corruption in Africa

Zambia: The First 50 Years: Reflections of an Eyewitness by Andrew Sardanis

Africa: Another Side of the Coin: Northern Rhodesia’s Final Years and Zambia’s Nationhood by Andrew Sardanis

The 1980 Coup: Tribulations of the One-Party State in Zambia by Goodwin Yoram Mumba

Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia by Miles Larmer

The Musakanya Papers: The Autobiographical Writings of Valentine Musakanya edited by Miles Larmer

Tiny Rowland: A Rebel Tycoon by Tom Bower


Julian Bell is a painter and writer. His latest book is the painting sequence Genesis. He lives in Lewes, Sussex.
 (November 2016)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, was recently published in paperback. (November 2016)

Christian Caryl is an editor at The Washington Post‘s Global Opinion section. (January 2017)

Roger Cohen is a columnist for The New York Times. His most recent book is the memoir The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family. (May 2016)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. (March 2017)

Wendy Doniger is Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and the author of The Hindus: An ­Alternative History, On Hinduism, and, most recently, the volume on Hinduism in The Norton Anthology of World Religions.

Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine. Her research for the article in the November 5, 2015 issue was supported by the Open Society Foundations.

Martin Filler is the author, most recently, of Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II: From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages. (March 2017)

Zoë Heller is the author of Everything You Know, Notes on a Scandal, and The Believers. (August 2016)

Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954 in Gloucestershire, England, and attended Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Spell, The Line of Beauty, as well as of a translation of the play Bajazet by Racine. A former staff member at The Times Literary Supplement, Hollinghurst is a frequent contributor to that and other publications, including The Guardian. Hollinghurst’s fourth novel, The Line of Beauty, won the Man Booker Prize in 2004. His most recent novel is The Stranger’s Child and he has written the introduction to a new edition of ­Penelope Fitzgerald’s Offshore. He lives in London.

Ian Johnson reports from Beijing and Berlin. His new book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, is published in April. He received the 2016 Shorenstein Journalism Award. (April 2017)

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her latest book is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. (June 2016)

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her new novel, Mister Monkey, was published last autumn. (March 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His new book, Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry, will be published in June. (April 2017)

Xan Smiley, a former correspondent in Moscow and Washington, has been the Political Editor, the Europe Editor, and until 
recently the Middle East and Africa Editor of The Economist.
 (December 2014)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. His latest book is The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavorial Science.
 (November 2016)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (April 2017)

James Walton is a frequent contributor to many magazines in the UK, including The Spectator.
 (December 2016)

Kevin Young’s most recent collection of poems is Book of Hours. He is the Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative ­Writing and English and Curator of Literary Collections and of the ­Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory. (December 2014)

Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of History of ­Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent book is Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know. (February 2017)