Contents


The Triumph of Fay Weldon

Kehua! by Fay Weldon

Praxis by Fay Weldon

Down Among the Women by Fay Weldon

Auto da Fay: A Memoir by Fay Weldon

Splitting by Fay Weldon

The Bulgari Connection by Fay Weldon

She May Not Leave by Fay Weldon

Long Live the King by Fay Weldon

The New Countess by Fay Weldon

Under the Volcano

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum catalog by Paul Roberts of a recent exhibition at the British Museum

Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City by Maria Paola Guidobaldi and Domenico Esposito, with photographs by Luciano Pedicini, translated from the Italian by Ceil Friedman

Pakistan: The Mess We Can’t Ignore

No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad by Daniel S. Markey

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti

Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding by Husain Haqqani

The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics by Andrew Small

Karachi: Ordered Disorder and the Struggle for the City by Laurent Gayer

The Prisoner by Omar Shahid Hamid

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

Queens of the Night

Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights by Marina Warner

One Thousand and One Nights a retelling by Hanan al-Shaykh, with a foreword by Mary Gaitskill

Will Scotland Go Independent?

Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland by the Scottish Government

The Road to Independence?: Scotland in the Balance by Murray Pittock, with a foreword by Alex Salmond

Contributors

Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.

 
(March 2014)

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (September 2014)

Drew Gilpin Faust is the President of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of six books, most recently 
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War.
 (March 2014)

Jonathan Freedland is Executive Editor for Opinion at The Guardian, where he also writes a weekly column. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell Special Prize for journalism.

 (August 2014)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. Among his recent books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions, and The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death. His latest book, The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths, will be published in June 2013.

Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author of several books, including Several Short Sentences About Writing and More Scenes from the Rural Life.
 (March 2014)

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.

Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.


Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His most recent publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China. (March 2014)

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 Lives of the New York Intellectuals: A Group Portrait will be published in early 2015.

Angela Merkel is Chancellor of Germany. (March 2014)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her new book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.


Leila Seth is former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh and the author of a memoir, On Balance. (March 2014)

Vikram Seth is a novelist and poet. His novels include 
A Suitable Boy, and his next novel, to be published in 2016, will be a sequel, A Suitable Girl. (March 2014)

Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale and the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. This month, he is to deliver a Philippe Roman Lecture on the origins of the Holocaust at the London School of Economics. (March 2014)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a book of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her new novel is new novel is A Book of Heaven. She lives in New York.

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford. His most recent book is The Harm in Hate Speech.
 (March 2014)

Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of ­Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and Co-editor Emeritus of Dissent magazine. He is the author most recently of In God’s Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible. (March 2014)