Whistler: The Enraged Genius

Whistler: A Life for Art’s Sake by Daniel E. Sutherland

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames an exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, October 16, 2013–January 12, 2014; the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, February 1–April 13, 2014; and the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 2–August 17, 2014

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty an exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts, March 8, 2014–February 1, 2015; and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., July 2015

Angry, Icy, Enlightened Adams

John Quincy Adams: American Visionary by Fred Kaplan

Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams by Margery M. Heffron, edited by David L. Michelmore

A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams edited by Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor, with a foreword by Laura Bush

Design for Long-Term Living

Before Sunrise a film directed by Richard Linklater

Before Sunset a film directed by Richard Linklater

Before Midnight a film directed by Richard Linklater

A New Start in Mandalay?

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey by Pascal Khoo Thwe

The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma by Thant Myint-U

Golden Parasol: A Daughter’s Memoir of Burma by Wendy Law-Yone

Nor Iron Bars a Cage by Ma Thanegi

Smile as They Bow by Nu Nu Yi, translated from the Burmese by Alfred Birnbaum and Thi Thi Aye

The Great Jean Giono

Hill of Destiny by Jean Giono

Harvest by Jean Giono, translated from the French by Henri Fluchère and Geoffrey Myers

To the Slaughterhouse by Jean Giono, translated from the French by Norman Glass

The Malediction by Jean Giono, translated from the French by Peter de Mendelssohn

The Horseman on the Roof by Jean Giono, translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin

Journal—Poèmes—Essais by Jean Giono

Oeuvres romanesque complètes, Vol. 1: Naissance de l’Odyssée, Colline, Un de Baumugnes, Regain, Solitude de la pitié, Le Grand Troupeau by Jean Giono

Oeuvres romanesque complètes, Vol. 2: Jean le Bleu, Le Chant du monde, Que ma joie demeure, Batailles dans la montagne by Jean Giono

Oeuvres romanesque complètes, Vol. 3: Pour saluer Melville, L’Eau vive, Un Roi sans divertissement, Noé, Fragments d’un paradis by Jean Giono

Oeuvres romanesque complètes, Vol. 4: Angelo, Mort d’un personage, Le Hussard sur le toit, Le Bonheur fou by Jean Giono

Oeuvres romanesque complètes, Vol. 5: Les Récits de la demi-brigade, Faust au village, Les Âmes fortes, Les Grands Chemins, Le Moulin de Pologne, L’Homme qui plantait des arbres, Une Aventure ou la foudre et le sommet, Hortense, Le Petit Garçon by Jean Giono

Oeuvres romanesque complètes, Vol. 6: Deux Cavaliers de l’orage, Le Déserteur—Ennemonde et autres caractères, L’Iris de Suse, Récits inachevés: Cœurs, passions, caractères, Caractères, Dragoon, Olympe by Jean Giono

Récits et essais by Jean Giono


Jeremy Adelman is the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor of Spanish Civilization and Culture at Princeton and the author of Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman. (June 2014)

Roger Alcaly is a hedge fund manager and author of The New Economy. (June 2014)

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel ­The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Louis Begley’s books include Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters and the novel Wartime Lies. His eleventh novel, Killer Come Hither, will be published in 2015.

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.

(December 2015)

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (September 2015)

Susan Dunn, the Parish Third Century Professor of Humanities at Williams, is the author of Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison, and the Decline of Virginia. Her most recent book is 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election Amid the Storm. (June 2014)

Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech 
and Le Divorce, among other novels. Her most recent book is 
Flyover Lives.

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

Adam Kirsch is director of the master’s program in Jewish Studies at Columbia. His new book of poetry, Emblems of the Passing World: Poems After Photographs by August Sander, has just been published. (December 2015)

Anatol Lieven is a Professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London and a Senior Fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Claire Messud is the author of four novels and a book of novellas. Her novel The Emperor’s Children was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and was selected as one of the ten best books of 2006 by The New York Times. Her most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Caroline Moorehead is the author most recently of A Train in Winter, the first volume of her trilogy on resistance in World War II. The second volume, Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France, will be published in October. (June 2014)

Joyce Carol Oates’s memoir The Lost Landscape is published this October 2015.

H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox ­Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the 
author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.

 (March 2015)

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia. He lives in Lahore. (April 2015)

Frederick Seidel’s most recent book of poems is Nice Weather. (September 2015)

Marci Shore is Associate Professor of History at Yale. Her most recent book is The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe. (June 2014)

Quentin Skinner is Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest book, Forensic Shakespeare, will be published later this year. (June 2014)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. His new book is Choosing Not to Choose: Understanding the Value of Choice.
 (December 2015)

Adam Thirlwell is the author of two novels, Politics and The Escape; a novella, Kapow!; an essay-book, The Delighted States, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. He has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. His new novel, Lurid & Cute, will be published in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2015 E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

James Walton is a writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Smoking and the author of the literary quiz book Who Killed Iago? (December 2015)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels; the most recent is Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel. He teaches creative writing at Princeton. His latest book, States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America, has just been published.