The Man with Qualities

Edmund Wilson: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers

From the Uncollected Edmund Wilson selected and introduced by Janet Groth and David Castronovo

On the Enchanted Hill

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson 1854–1890 edited by Bradford A. Booth, edited by Ernest Mehew

Robert Louis Stevenson: A Biography by Frank McLynn

Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny by Alexandra Lapierre, translated by Carol Cosman

Disturbing the Peace

Tom Paine: A Political Life by John Keane

Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom by Jack Fruchtman Jr.

Thomas Paine: Collected Writings edited by Eric Foner

Red, Black, and White

Stories of Scottsboro by James Goodman

Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression by Robin D.G. Kelley

Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers by Michael K. Honey

Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South by John Egerton

Kicking the Air

How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman

The Dead School by Patrick McCabe

Walking the Dog and Other Stories by Bernard MacLaverty

Nothing Sacred

The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France by Robert Darnton

The Corpus of Clandestine Literature in France, 1769-1789 by Robert Darnton

Subversive Words: Public Opinion in Eighteenth-Century France by Arlette Farge, translated by Rosemary Morris

India’s Virtuoso Builders

The History of Architecture in India: From the Dawn of Civilization to the End of the Raj by Christopher Tadgell

The Royal Palaces of India by George Michell, photographs by Antonio Martinelli

Behind the Smoke Screen

The Life of Graham Greene, Volume II, 1939-1955 by Norman Sherry

Graham Greene: The Man Within by Michael Shelden

Graham Greene: Three Lives by Anthony Mockler

Graham Greene: Friend and Brother by Leopoldo Duran, translated by Euan Cameron

Reflections by Graham Greene, selected and introduced by Judith Adamson

A World of My Own: A Dream Diary by Graham Greene

The Graham Greene Film Reader: Reviews, Essays, Interviews & Film Stories edited by David Parkinson


Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

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.

Robert Conquest, a Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, is the author of The Great Terror. (March 1997)

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.

P. N. Furbank is the author of nine books, including biographies of Samuel Butler, Italo Svevo, and E.M. Forster.

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

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, Falling Upwards, and, most recently, This Long Pursuit.
 (June 2019)

D. Kern Holoman is Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis, where he conducts the UCD Symphony. He is editor of The Nineteenth-Century Symphony, to be published next month. (November 1996)

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.

Sergei Kovalev, a biologist and former political prisoner, is a leading candidate on the Yabloko Party list for the December election to the Russian State Duma. He is President of the Institute for Human Rights and Chairman of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation in Moscow. (November 2007)

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.

Avi Shlaim is Professor of International Relations at Oxford University. His new book, The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World since 1948, will be published in October. (July 1999)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)