Contents


Can We Know Her?

A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Carl Bernstein

Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.

Herzog and His Heroes

Rescue Dawn a film written and directed by Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog: Documentaries and Shorts, 1962–1999

Herzog (Non)Fiction

The Great Bolaño

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer

Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

Lest We Forget

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall

Remainder by Tom McCarthy

Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald, translated from the German by Anthea Bell

The Vintage Book of Amnesia: An Anthology edited by Jonathan Lethem

What If?

A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories by Primo Levi, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein and Alessandra Bastagli

The Grand Inquisitors

Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice by John Ashcroft

General Ashcroft: Attorney at War by Nancy V. Baker

Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror by Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Aziz Z. Huq

It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush by Joe Conason

How To Read Elfriede Jelinek

Greed by Elfriede Jelinek, translated from the German by Martin Chalmers

Women as Lovers by Elfriede Jelinek, translated from the German by Martin Chalmers

Wonderful, Wonderful Times by Elfriede Jelinek, translated from the German by Michel Hulse

The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek, translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel

Lust by Elfriede Jelinek, translated from the German by Michael Hulse

Contributors

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

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.

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of seventeen works of fiction, as well as ­numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. (September 2019)

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. (October 2019)

Caleb Crain is the author of the novel Necessary Errors and the ­critical study American Sympathy. His second novel, Overthrow, will be published in August.
 (June 2019)

William Dalrymple is Codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival and the author of The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857. His new book, The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company 1739–1803, will be published in September. (June 2019)

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas. (October 2015)

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

Helen Epstein is Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard. She is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror and The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa. She has served as a consultant for numerous organizations, including UNICEF, the World Bank, and Human Rights Watch. (October 2019)

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.


Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
 (October 2019)

Francisco Goldman is the author of four novels, The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman, The Divine Husband, and Say Her Name, and two works of nonfiction, The Art of Political Murder and The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle. His new novel, Monkey Boy, will be published in 2019. He lives in Mexico City. (June 2018)

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Claire Messud’s latest novel is The Burning Girl. (March 2019)

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)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis. (October 2019)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the ­Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (June 2019)

Jonathan Steele is Chief Reporter for the website The ­Middle East Eye and a former correspondent for The Guardian. His most recent book is Ghosts of Afghanistan.
 (April 2017)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. She is the author most recently of the novel A Book of Heaven.

 (December 2018)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His book If We Can Keep It: How the Republic ­Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved was published this year.
 (December 2019)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce.
 (May 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.

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)