Contents


A Mighty Wind

How the BJP Wins: Inside India’s Greatest Election Machine by Prashant Jha

When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics by Milan Vaishnav

Stray Dog

Daidō Moriyama: Record edited by Mark Holborn

Provoke: Between Protest and Performance—Photography in Japan 1960/1975 edited by Diane Dufour and Matthew S. Witkovsky, with Duncan Forbes and Walter Moser

Daido Tokyo by Daidō Moriyama

Noble Memories

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave: 1768–1800 by François-René de Chateaubriand, translated from the French by Alex Andriesse, with an introduction by Anka Muhlstein

The Smartphone War

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria by Rania Abouzeid

Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

Journalism in Times of War edited by Awad Joumaa and Khaled Ramadan

Becoming the Story: War Correspondents since 9/11 by Lindsay Palmer

Black Pictures

Pioneers of African-American Cinema directed by Richard Norman, Richard Maurice, Spencer Williams, and Oscar Micheaux; curated and including essays by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart

A Born-Again Jew

Confessions of an Old Jewish Painter by R.B. Kitaj, with a preface by David Hockney, edited and with an epilogue by Eckhart J. Gillen

Contributors

David Z Albert is the Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy at Columbia and the author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience, Time and Chance, and After Physics. (April 2018)

Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His latest book is There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories. (April 2018)

Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. His most recent book is Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year. (April 2018)

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written over seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty. His ­memoir, A Tokyo Romance, has just been published. (April 2018)

Simon Callow is an English actor and director who has written books about Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Charles Laughton, and Oscar Wilde. His latest book, Being Wagner: The Story of the Most Provocative Composer Who Ever Lived, is out in paperback. (April 2018)

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. His most recent book is ­Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed.
 
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Helen Epstein teaches at Bard and is the author, most recently, of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror. (June 2018)

Sheila Fitzpatrick is Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney and the author of numerous books about Soviet and twentieth-century history. Mischka’s War: A Story of Survival from War-Torn Europe to New York was published last year. (April 2018)

Howard W. French is a Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was for many years a New York Times correspondent. His most recent book is Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power.

Lindsey Hilsum is International Editor of Britain’s Channel 4 News and the author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution. She is currently writing a biography of Marie Colvin, a war correspondent who was killed in Syria. (April 2018)

Timothy Hyman’s most recent book is The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century. For his work as a painter he was elected to the Royal Academy in 2011. (April 2018)

Nate Klug is the author of two books of poetry, Anyone and Rude Woods. 
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Claire Messud’s latest novel is The Woman Upstairs. (April 2018)

Ferdinand Mount is the former Editor of The Times Literary Supplement. His new book, Prime Movers, has just been published. (April 2018)

Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. His most recent book is The International Human Rights Movement: A History. (February 2018)

Andrew O’Hagan is the author, most recently, of The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age and the novel The Illuminations. (April 2018)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (June 2018)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (April 2018)

Paul Quinn-Judge has reported on Russia and the former states of the USSR since 1986.
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Max Rodenbeck is the South Asia Bureau Chief for The Economist. (April 2018)

James Shapiro is Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia and Shakespeare Scholar in Residence at the Public Theater. His most recent book is The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606.
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Alice Spawls is an editor at the London Review of Books. (April 2018)

Amia Srinivasan teaches philosophy at UCL, and is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Christian Wiman recently edited the anthology Joy: 100 Poems. (April 2018)

James Wolcott is the cultural critic for Vanity Fair. (April 2018)