The Great Contest

The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years by Bernard Lewis

Cultures in Conflict: Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Age of Discovery by Bernard Lewis

Keystone Killers

The Price of Experience: Money, Power, Image, and Murder in Los Angeles by Randall Sullivan

You’ll Never Make Love in This Town Again Parrent by and Tiffany Robin, Liza, Linda. as told to Jennie Louise Frankel, Terrie Maxine Frankel, and Joanne

The Cabinet of Dr. Haber

Fritz Haber, Chemiker, Nobelpreisträger, Deutscher, Jude: Eine Biografie by Dietrich Stoltzenberg

Der Fall Clara Immerwahr: Leben für eine humane Wissenschaft by Gerit von Leitner

His Ewe Lamb

Wystan and Chester: A Personal Memoir of W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman by Thekla Clark, Introduction by James Fenton

All About Eames

Charles and Ray Eames: Designers of the Twentieth Century by Pat Kirkham

Eames House: Charles and Ray Eames by James Steele

Eames House by Marilyn Neuhart and John Neuhart

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames, Volumes I-IV

Anxieties of Influence

Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History by Mary R. Lefkowitz

Black Athena Revisited edited by Mary R. Lefkowitz, edited by Guy MacLean Rogers

The Western Greeks edited by Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli. Catalog of the exhibition. an exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, through December 8.

The Diffusion of Classical Art in Antiquity a Bollingen Series XXXV by John Boardman


Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU. His latest book is The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity. (May 2020)

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.

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Martin Filler’s latest book is Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages.
 (April 2020)

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

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

Fiona MacCarthy’s most recent book is The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. (February 2017)

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.

Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the ­Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (June 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.

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