Beyond Real

Max Ernst: A Retrospective Catalog of the exhibition edited by Werner Spies and Sabine Rewald

Ghost Ships: A Surrealist Love Triangle by Robert McNab, with a preface by Werner Spies

Surrealism USA Catalog of the exhibitionedited by Isabelle Dervaux

In the Thick of Things

Malraux: A Life by Olivier Todd, translated from the French by Joseph West

André Malraux: A Biography by Curtis Cate

Signed, Malraux by Jean-François Lyotard,translated from the French by Robert Harvey

Communism and the French Intellectuals, 1914–1960 by David Caute

Writers on the Left: Episodes in American Literary Communism by Daniel Aaron

Paris Journal, 1944–1965 by Janet Flanner (Genêt), edited by William Shawn

L’État culturel: Une religion moderne (The Culture State: Essay on a Modern Religion) by Marc Fumaroli

Mona Lisa’s Escort: André Malraux and the Reinvention of French Culture by Herman Lebovics

The God That Failed edited by R.H.S. Crossman

Malraux and Corniglion-Molinier in Search of Sheba: An Arabian Adventure by Walter G. Langlois

Sorrows of a Hero

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire, with a foreword by Samantha Power

Politics: Looking for Liberty

Visions of Politics by Quentin Skinner

Republicanism: A Shared European Heritage edited by Martin van Gelderen and Quentin Skinner

Quentin Skinner: History, Politics, Rhetoric by Kari Palonen


John Balaban is Poet-in-Residence at North Carolina State University. His books include Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems and a memoir of his years in Vietnam, ­Remembering Heaven’s Face. (March 2015)

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

David Brion Davis was Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

P. N. Furbank is the author of nine books, including biographies of Samuel Butler, Italo Svevo, and E.M. Forster.

Patrick Radden Keefe is a project leader at the World Policy Institute and the author of Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping. (May 2005)

Guy Lawson is a writer-at-large for GQ whose work has also appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and the London Observer. (May 2005)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

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)

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)

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.

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan, and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook.

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)

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.

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

Mike Wallace is coauthor of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, author of A New Deal for New York, Distinguished Professor at John Jay College (CUNY), and Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History. He is working on Gotham II. (February 2005)