Contents


Found Horizon

Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangri-La from the Himalayas to Hollywood by Orville Schell

The Search for the Panchen Lama by Isabel Hilton

Our Fellow Animals

The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee

Ethics into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement by Peter Singer

An Endangered Species

Everything in This Country Must: A Novella and Two Stories by Colum McCann

Scar Vegas and Other Stories by Tom Paine

Dressing Up for the Carnival by Carol Shields

In the Gloaming by Alice Elliott Dark

Pastoralia by George Saunders

Contributors

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

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.
 (April 2019)

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

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

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)

Ian Hacking teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2006 Hacking held the chair of Philosophy and History of Scientific Concepts at the Collège de France. His most recent book is Historical Ontology.

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

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.

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)

Joyce Carol Oates’s most recent book is Hazards of Time Travel. She is currently a Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley. (May 2019)

John D. Rosenberg, William Peterfield Professor of English at Columbia, has written critical studies of Ruskin, Tennyson, and Carlyle. He is working on a collection of essays, Elegy for an Age: Essays in Victorian Literature. (April 2003)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest books are The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, and The Divine Spark of Syracuse.
 (May 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.

James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He is currently writing a book about Times Square. (February 2002)

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)