The Bad Old Days

The Great Fear: The Anti-Communist Purge Under Truman and Eisenhower by David Caute

Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S Truman, 1945-1948 by Robert J. Donovan

Nothing Sacred

Injury Time by Beryl Bainbridge

The World According to Garp by John Irving

An American Romance by John Casey

The Gnostic Secrets

The Laughing Savior: The Discovery and Significance of the Nag Hammadi Gnostic Library by John Dart

The Nag Hammadi Library in English edited by James M. Robinson

Virginia Woolf Fever

The Pargiters: The Novel-Essay Portion of ‘The Years’ by Virginia Woolf, edited with an introduction by Mitchell A. Leaska

Books and Portraits: Some Further Selections from the Literary and Biographical Writings of Virginia Woolf edited by Mary Lyon

Sir Leslie Stephen’s Mausoleum Book edited by Alan Bell

Moments of Being by Virginia Woolf, edited by Jeanne Schulkind

The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume I: 1915-1919 edited by Anne Olivier Bell

The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Volume III: 1923-1928 edited by Nigel Nicolson, edited by Joanne Trautmann

A Marriage of True Minds: An Intimate Portrait of Leonard and Virginia Woolf by George Spater and Ian Parsons

Bulletin of the New York Public Library: Virginia Woolf Issue


Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.

Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.

Clive James is the author of many books of criticism, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Among his books are Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, The Blaze of Obscurity, and A Point of View.

Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.

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.