Prosecution Witnesses

Alexander Dolgun’s Story: An American in the Gulag by Alexander Dolgun and Patrick Watson

The Education of Lev Navrozov by Lev Navrozov

Divine Wind

Shogun: A Novel of Japan by James Clavell

The Nobility of Failure: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan by Ivan Morris

Off the Plantation

Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South by Ira Berlin

They Who Would Be Free: Blacks’ Search for Freedom, 1830-1861 by Jane H. Pease and William H. Pease

The Emancipation of Angelina Grimké by Katherine DuPre Lumpkin

Two Modern Masters

Style and Idea: Selected Writings of Arnold Schoenberg edited by Leonard Stein, with translations by Leo Black

Arnold Schoenberg by Charles Rosen

Shaken Men

The Impossible Proof by Hans Erich Nossack, translated by Michael Lebeck

The D’Arthez Case by Hans Erich Nossack, translated by Michael Lebeck

To the Unknown Hero by Hans Erich Nossack, translated by Ralph Manheim


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. He is the author of The View From Nowhere, Mortal Questions, and Mind and Cosmos, among other books.
 (March 2019)

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.

Mark Strand, who died late last year, was a poet and artist. He was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990 and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999. (June 2015)

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.