Why Be a Parent?

The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children by Alison Gopnik

The Umpire of the Quality Lit Game

The Novel: A Survival Skill by Tim Parks

Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books by Tim Parks

Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them by Tim Parks

The Big Stash of the Big Rich: What Can We Know?

The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier

Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens by Nicholas Shaxson

The Offshore World: Sovereign Markets, Virtual Places, and Nomad Millionaires by Ronen Palan

The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens by Gabriel Zucman, translated from the French by Teresa Lavender Fagan, with a foreword by Thomas Piketty

The Great Tax Robbery: How Britain Became a Tax Haven for Fat Cats and Big Business by Richard Brooks


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

(November 2016)

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
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G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His next book, The ­Crucible of Islam, will be published in the spring.
 (November 2016)

John Brewer teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences ­Division at the California Institute of Technology. He is currently working on a book on Vesuvius in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 (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)

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

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most ­recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.
 (November 2016)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia.
 (November 2016)

Elizabeth Drew, a regular contributor to The New York ­Review, is writing a continuing series on the 2016 election for the NYR Daily. (November 2016)

Mark Ford’s most recent book is Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner. He teaches in the English Department at University College London.
 (November 2016)

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.

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Peter E. Gordon is the Amabel B. James Professor of History at Harvard. His new book, Adorno and Existence, will be published in November.
 (November 2016)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and ­Correspondent-at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His most ­recent book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts.
 (November 2016)

Jim Holt’s latest book is Why Does the World Exist? (November 2016)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, 
Flyover Lives. (November 2016)

Robert G. Kaiser is a former Managing Editor and Associate Editor at The Washington Post. His most recent book is Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t. (November 2016)

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Big Test: The Secret History of the American ­Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. (November 2016)

Phillip Lopate’s most recent book is Portrait Inside My Head, a collection of essays. He is the Director of the nonfiction writing ­program at Columbia. (November 2016)

Jessica Tuchman Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until last year and is now a Distinguished Fellow there. She has served in the State Department and on the National Security Council staff in the White House.
 (November 2016)

Darryl Pinckney’s latest book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2016)

Nathaniel Rich is the author, most recently, of Odds Against ­Tomorrow. He lives in Louisiana. (November 2016)

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

Alan Rusbridger is Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He is also Chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. For twenty years he was Editor in Chief of The Guardian.
 (November 2016)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (November 2016)

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)

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.
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Derek Walcott is a poet, playwright, essayist, and visual artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. (November 2016)

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. 
He is the author, most recently, of The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis. (November 2016)