Contents


‘His Joy, His Life’

Letters to Véra by Vladimir Nabokov, edited and translated from the Russian by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd

Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita by Robert Roper

Stalin: His Daughter & His Crimes

Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan

Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator by Oleg V. Khlevniuk, translated from the Russian by Nora Seligman Favorov

Contributors

Svetlana Alexievich is the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her latest book, Second Hand Time, will be published in English next year. (November 2015)

Marcia Angell is a member of the faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine. 
(June 2017)

Julian Barnes’s most recent books are Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art and The Noise of Time, a novel.
 (April 2017)

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His latest book is Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity. (May 2017)

Leo Carey is a Senior Editor at The New Yorker. (November 2016)

Henri Cole’s most recent collection of poems, Nothing to Declare, was published earlier this year. (November 2015)

Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard, is currently a Fellow at the Institut d’études avancées in Paris. (May 2017)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. His books include The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth and Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After.

 (November 2016)

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.


Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror.
 (April 2017)

Amy Knight is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Her forthcoming book, Orders From Above: The Putin Regime and Political Murder, will be published next year. (April 2016)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (November 2016)

Julian Lucas is an Associate Editor at Cabinet. (April 2017)

Steven Mithen is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Early Prehistory at the University of Reading. His books include The Prehistory of the Mind, After the Ice: A Global Human History, The Singing Neanderthals, and, most recently, Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World.
 (November 2016)

William D. Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale. He has written extensively on economic growth, including studies of the economic impacts of lighting, computation, and improved health. (August 2016)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His book on George Bernard Shaw, Judging Shaw, will be published in the fall.
 (June 2017)

Barack Obama is the President of the United States.

Jana Prikryl’s first book of poems, The After Party, will be published in 2016. She is a Senior Editor at The New York Review.
 (November 2015)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (June 2017)

David S. Reynolds, a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Walt Whitman’s America, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, John Brown, Abolitionist, and, most recently, Lincoln’s Selected Writings.
 (June 2017)

Marilynne Robinson’s latest book, the essay collection 
The Givenness of Things, will be published in paperback in October. (November 2016)

Stacy Schiff is the author of, among other books, Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), Cleopatra: A Life, and The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem. (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.
 (June 2017)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is the novel House of Names. (July 2017)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festchrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. (April 2017)