Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics by Robert G. Kaufman
Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics by Robert G. Kaufman
Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America by James Allen and Hilton Als and John Lewis and Leon F. Litwack
The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire by Gwenda Blair
Novels and Stories, 1920-1922 by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Trimalchio: An Early Versionof The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by James L.W. West
Trimalchio by F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Facsimile Edition of the Original Galley Proofs edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli
The Century of the Gene by Evelyn Fox Keller
Gesture in Naples and Gesture in Classical Antiquity (La mimica degli antichi investigata nel gestire napoletano) by Andrea de Jorio, translated and edited by Adam Kendon
What It Felt Like: Living in the American Century by Henry Allen
The Ephemeral Museum: Old Master Paintings and the Rise of the Art Museum by Francis Haskell
A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950 by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
The Gift in Sixteenth-Century France by Natalie Zemon Davis
Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World? 3000BC-AD1603 by Simon Schama
Only Yesterday by S.Y. Agnon, Translated from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav
Reading Revolutions: The Politics of Reading in Early Modern England by Kevin Sharpe
Geoffrey Madan’s Notebooks edited by J.A. Gere, edited by John Sparrow
Dream Stuff by David Malouf
James Chace is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College. He is the author of Acheson and, most recently, 1912: The Election That Changed the Country. He is now working on a biography of Lafayette. (October 2004)
Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www .markdanner.com. (March 2017)
Robert Darnton’s latest book is A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (December 2019)
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
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)
Thomas Flanagan (1923–2002), the grandson of Irish immigrants, grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he ran the school newspaper with his friend Truman Capote. Flanagan attended Amherst College (with a two-year hiatus to serve in the Pacific Fleet) and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he studied under Lionel Trilling while also writing stories for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. In 1959, he published an important scholarly work, The Irish Novelists, 1800 to 1850, and the next year he moved to Berkeley, where he was to teach English and Irish literature at the University of California for many years. In 1978 he took up a post at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, from which he retired in 1996. Flanagan and his wife Jean made annual trips to Ireland, where he struck up friendships with many writers, including Benedict Kiely and Seamus Heaney, whom he in turn helped bring to the United States. His intimate knowledge of Ireland’s history and literature also helped to inspire his trilogy of historical novels, starting with The Year of the French (1979, winner of the National Critics’ Circle award for fiction, reissued by NYRB Classics in 2004) and continuing with The Tenants of Time (1988) and The End of the Hunt (1994). He is also the author of There You Are: Writings on Irish and American Literature and History (2004). Flanagan was a frequent contributor to many publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and The Kenyon Review.
Clive James is the author of many books of criticism, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Among his books are Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, The Blaze of Obscurity, and A Point of View.
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
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)
John Maynard Smith, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, is the author of On Evolution, The Evolution of Sex, Evolution and the Theory of Games, and, with Eörs Szathmáry, The Major Transitions in Evolution. (December 2000)
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.