A Wistful Master

Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages October 3, 1999-January 9, 2000; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 10-May 14, 2000. Yale University Press) an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,, Catalog of the exhibition by Julien Chapuis

Nearly a Coup

A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President by Jeffrey Toobin

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons

The Threat of Biological Weapons

Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World
Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It
by Ken Alibek, with Stephen Handelman

Auden’s Enchantment

Later Auden by Edward Mendelson

The Dyer’s Hand by W.H. Auden

The English Auden: Poems, Essays, and Dramatic Writings, 1927-1939 by W.H. Auden, edited by Edward Mendelson

W.H. Auden: A Commentary by John Fuller

Prose and Travel Books in Prose and Verse, 1926-1938 by W.H. Auden, edited by Edward Mendelson

The Table Talk of W.H. Auden by Alan Ansen, edited by Nicholas Jenkins

An Affair of Honor

Alexander Hamilton, American by Richard Brookhiser

Republican Empire: Alexander Hamilton on War and Free Government by Karl-Friedrich Walling

A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Arnold A. Rogow

Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America by Thomas Fleming

Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character by Roger G. Kennedy

Scandalmonger by William Safire

The Art of the Cool

Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man by Derek Wilson

Hans Holbein by Oskar Bätschmann and Pascal Griener

Holbein’s Ambassadors Press) by Susan Foister and Ashok Roy and Martin Wyld


John Banville’s latest novel is Mrs. Osmond. (October 2019)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia and President of the Teagle Foundation. His most recent book is The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. (January 2019)

Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA, is the author most recently of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. (June 2012)

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 2019)

David J. Garrow is the Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University Law School and the author of Bearing the Cross, which won a 1987 Pulitzer Prize. (April 2000)

Alma Guillermoprieto, who writes regularly for The New York Review about Latin America, is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books. (June 2019)

Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent book is a collection of essays, See What Can Be Done. (August 2018)

Andrew O’Hagan is the author, most recently, of The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age and the novel The Illuminations. (November 2019)

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.

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2018)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)

Tatyana Tolstaya was born in Leningrad in 1951 to an aristocratic family that includes the writers Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines and her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. She spent much of the late Eighties and Nineties living in the United States and teaching at several universities. Known for her acerbic essays on contemporary Russian life, Tolstaya has also been the co-host of the Russian cultural interview television program School for Scandal. Both her novel, The Slynx and her collection of stories, White Walls, are published by NYRB Classics.

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

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)