Playing to Win

The Archaeology of the Olympics: The Olympics and Other Festivals in Antiquity edited by Wendy J. Raschke

Greek Athletics and the Genesis of Sport by David Sansone

A Polish Hero

The King of Children: A Biography of Janusz Korczak by Betty Jean Lifton

King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak, translated by Richard Lourie, introduction by Bruno Bettelheim

The Battle Over Post-Modern Buildings

Committed to Classicism: The Building of Downing College Cambridge by Cinzia Maria Sicca, with contributions by Charles Harpum and Edward Powell, photography, design, and production by Tim Rawle

Quinlan Terry: The Revival of Architecture by Clive Aslet

Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order by Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre

The Dilemma of Style: Architectural Ideas from the Picturesque to the Post-Modern by J. Mordaunt Crook

Post-Modernism: The New Classicism in Art and Architecture by Charles Jencks

Death and the Dichter

Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by Robert Musil, translated by Peter Wortsman

Five Women by Robert Musil, translated by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser

Robert Musil by Lowell A. Bangerter

Odd Man In

A Life by Elia Kazan

The Time Is Ripe: The 1940 Journal of Clifford Odets with an introduction by William Gibson

A Master’s Legacy

Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver

Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino, translated by Patrick Creagh


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.

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)

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
 (October 2019)

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Hugh Honour is the author, with John Fleming, of The Visual Arts: A History, which has recently been published in its sixth expanded edition. (November 2002)

Irving Howe (1920–1993) was an American literary and social critic. His history of Eastern-European Jews in America, World of Our Fathers, won the 1977 National Book Award in History.

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.

John Kidd is the founding director of the James Joyce Research Centre at Boston University. (September 1997)

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

Bill McKibben is the founder of and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?
 (August 2020)

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

Israel Rosenfield is the author, with Edward Ziff, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. He is preparing an English translation of Plaisir de jouer, plaisir de penser by Catherine Temerson and Charles Rosen. (June 2018)

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)