Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton by John Lahr

Prick Up Your Ears a film directed by Stephen Frears, screenplay by Alan Bennett

The Orton Diaries edited by John Lahr

Head to Toe by Joe Orton

The Riddle of Terrorism

The Age of Terrorism by Walter Laqueur

Alchemists of Revolution: Terrorism in the Modern World by Richard E. Rubenstein

The Financing of Terror by James Adams

The World Held Hostage: The War Waged by International Terrorism by Desmond McForan

Big Bad Wolfe?

The Complete Short Stories of Thomas Wolfe edited by Francis E. Skipp, foreword by James Dickey

Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald

Sight Gags

The Arcimboldo Effect: Transformations of the Face from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century An exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice (February–May, 1987)

The Arcimboldo Effect: Transformations of the Face from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century by Pontus Hulten et al.


Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer by Peter Wright

The Secrets of the Service by Anthony Glees


Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

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.

Shaul Bakhash is Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University and the author of The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution. (September 2005)

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

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.

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.

Aileen Kelly is a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Her books include Toward Another Shore: Russian Thinkers Between Necessity and Chance.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

David Malouf is a novelist and poet. His novel The Great World was awarded the Commonwealth Prize and Remembering Babylon was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He has received the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.