Not for Muggles

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Billion-Dollar Babies

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis

High Stakes, No Prisoners: A Winner’s Tale of Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars by Charles H. Ferguson

Giving Offense

Clemente 1999-January 9, 2000. an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 8,, Catalog of the exhibition by Lisa Dennison

Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection 9, 2000. an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, October 2, 1999-January, Catalog of the exhibition by Norman Rosenthal and Richard Shone and Martin Maloney and Brooks Adams and Lisa Jardine

Saul Steinberg: Drawing into Being 1-October 30, 1999. an exhibition at the PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, October, Catalog of the exhibition by Bernice Rose and Arne Glimcher

Family Values

The House of Rothschild: The World’s Banker, 1849-1999 by Niall Ferguson

The House of Rothschild: Money’s Prophets, 1798-1848 by Niall Ferguson

The Struggle for Iran

Iran: Comment sortir d’une revolution religieuse by Farhad Khosrokhavar and Olivier Roy

Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran by Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah by Baqer Moin

Being Modern in Iran by Fariba Adelkhah, Translated from the French by Jonathan Derrick

Chiapas: The Indians’ Prophet

Rebellion in Chiapas: An Historical Reader by John Womack Jr.

Marcos: La genial impostura by Bertrand De la Grange and Maité Rico

Religión, política y guerrilla en Las Cañadas de la Selva Lacandona by Maria del Carmen Legorreta Díaz

Buried Lives

The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century by William Roger Louis editor-in-chief, edited by Nicholas Canny

The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume II: The Eighteenth Century by William Roger Louis editor-in-chief, edited by P.J. Marshall

It Happened One Night

The Guest from the Future:Anna Akhmatova and Isaiah Berlin by György Dalos, Translated from the German by Antony Wood

The Diaries of Nikolay Punin edited by Sidney Monas, and Jennifer Greene Krupala, Translated from the Russian by Jennifer Greene Krupala


John Banville’s novel Snow will be published in October. (April 2020)

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

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

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)

Tim Flannery’s Europe: A Natural History was ­published last year. (March 2020)

Garth Fowden is Research Professor at the Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity of the National Research Foundation, Athens. He is the author of The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind and Empire to Commonwealth: Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity. (December 2000)

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.”

Enrique Krauze is the author of Mexico: Biography of Power and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Letras Libres, published in Mexico City and Madrid. Daniel Hahn is the writer, editor, or translator of seventy books. His most recent translation, of Juan Pablo Villalobos’s 
I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me, was published in May. (July 2020)

Hermione Lee was President of Wolfson College, Oxford, from 2008 until 2017. Her most recent book is a biography of 
Penelope Fitzgerald. Her biography of Tom Stoppard will be 
published this fall. (May 2020)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

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

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. His books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia and Age of Anger: A History of the Present. (July 2019)

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
(February 2020)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, Vichy France, and, with Julie Hessler, Europe in the Twentieth Century, among other works.
 (December 2018)

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
 (April 2014)

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s latest book is The ­Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and ­Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (June 2020)