Amnesia in Australia

Exiles and Emigrants: Epic Journeys to Australia in the Victorian Era exhibition catalog edited by Patricia Tryon MacDonald

The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia by Thomas Keneally

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

The Ballad of Desmond Kale by Roger McDonald

The Marsh Birds by Eva Sallis

The Infernal Optimist by Linda Jaivin

How Close to Catastrophe?

The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate in Crisis and the Fate of Humanity by James Lovelock

China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development by Kelly Sims Gallagher

Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry by Travis Bradford

WorldChanging:A User’s Guide for the 21st Century edited by Alex Steffen

Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises edited by Architecture for Humanity

The Jew Hater

Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France by Carmen Callil

The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation by Richard Vinen

Chinese Shadows

Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang,translated from the Chinese by Karen S. Kingsbury and Eileen Chang

Loud Sparrows: Contemporary Chinese Short-Shorts edited by Aili Mu, Julie Chiu, and Howard Goldblatt

The Banquet Bug by Geling Yan

Love and Revolution: A Novel about Song Qingling and Sun Yat-sen by Ping Lu, translated from the Chinese by Nancy Du


David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His latest book is Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed.
 (August 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.

Martin Filler’s latest book is Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages.
 (April 2020)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (June 2018)

Bill McKibben is the founder of and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?
 (August 2020)

Caroline Moorehead is the author most recently of A Train in Winter, the first volume of her trilogy on resistance in World War II. The second volume, Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France, will be published in October. (June 2014)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

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)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, Vichy France, and, with Julie Hessler, Europe in the Twentieth Century, among other works.
 (December 2018)

Norman Rush’s most recent novel is Subtle Bodies. (April 2017)

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)

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)