The Don of Dons

When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence Connie Bruck

Secret Geometry

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World with essays by Philippe Arbaïzar, Jean Clair, Claude Cookman, Robert Delpire, Peter Galassi, Jean-Noël Jeanneney, Jean Leymarie, and Serge Toubiana, and with translations from the French by Jane Brenton

Which Way to Mecca? Part II

Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam by Gilles Kepel

Militant Islam Reaches America by Daniel Pipes

The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Sa’ud from Tradition to Terror by Stephen Schwartz

Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman

The Future of Political Islam by Graham E. Fuller

After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy by Noah Feldman

Faithlines: Muslim Conceptions of Islam and Society by Riaz Hassan

The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change by Muhammad Qasim Zaman

A Lost World

Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies by Elizabeth McHenry

Algeria’s Failed Revolution

La Sale Guerre by Habib Souaïdia

The Battlefield: Algeria, 1988–2002, Studies in a Broken Polity by Hugh Roberts

Double Blanc by Yasmina Khadra

Time for Reckoning: Enforced Disappearances in Algeria by The Human Rights Watch


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

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

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)

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. (November 2017)

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.

Daniel Mendelsohn is Editor-at-Large at The New York ­Review and Professor of Humanities at Bard. His new collection of essays, ­Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones, will be published in October.
 (April 2019)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (August 2019)

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

Max Rodenbeck is the South Asia Bureau Chief for The Economist. (November 2018)

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London Review of Books. (June 2019)

Edward R. F. Sheehan is a former US diplomat in the Middle East, a novelist (Cardinal Galsworthy), and the author of The Arabs, the Israelis, and Kissinger. He is a former Fellow of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. (April 2004)

Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, won the 1987 Nobel Prize in economics. His most recent book is Work and Welfare. (May 2009)