Becoming Jane a film directed by Julian Jarrold

Molière a film directed by Laurent Tirard

Shakespeare in Love a film directed by John Madden

Magic Show

Neo Rauch at the Met: para

Neo Rauch: para catalog of the exhibition by Gary Tinterow and Werner Spies


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix a film directed by David Yates, based on the book by J.K. Rowling

What Was Africa to Them?

The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade by William St Clair

Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787–2005 by James T. Campbell

American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era by Kevin K. Gaines

Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond by Ekow Eshun, with illustrations by Chris Ofili

Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Saidiya Hartman

The Dreams of Allen Ginsberg

Collected Poems, 1947–1997 by Allen Ginsberg

I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg by Bill Morgan

The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems, 1937–1952 by Allen Ginsberg,edited by Juanita Lieberman-Plimpton and Bill Morgan

Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression edited by Bill Morgan andNancy J. Peters

The Poem That Changed America: “Howl” Fifty Years Later edited by Jason Shinder

Howl: Original Draft Facsimile edited by Barry Miles

The Yage Letters Redux by William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris

Neal Cassady: The Fast Life of a Beat Hero by David Sandison and Graham Vickers

The Passion of Pasolini

P.P.P.: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Death edited by Bernhart Schwenk and Michael Semff, with the collaboration of Giuseppe Zigaina

Pasolini: A Biography by Enzo Siciliano, translated from the Italian by John Shepley

Pasolini Requiem by Barth David Schwartz

Stories from the City of God: Sketches and Chronicles of Rome, 1950–1956 by Pier Paolo Pasolini, edited by Walter Siti and translated from the Italian by Marina Harss

S & M at the Poles

Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy by David Crane

The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration by Sarah Moss

The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration by Simon Nasht


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

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU. His latest book is The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity. (May 2020)

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.

Christian Caryl is an editor at the Opinions section of The Washington Post and the author of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the Twenty-First Century. (March 2020)

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.”

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (January 2020)

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. He is the author of Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, 
c. 1683–1867, among other books.
 (June 2020)

Mark Ford’s fourth collection of poetry, Enter, Fleeing, was published last year.
 (July 2019)

Robert Gottlieb has been the Editor in Chief of ­Simon and Schuster and of Knopf, and the Editor of The New Yorker. His most recent book is a collection of essays, Near-Death Experiences…and Others. (July 2019)

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.

Christopher Jencks is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard. He is the author of Rethinking Social Policy and The Homeless, among other books. (June 2016)

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Suzanne Jill Levine is the author of numerous studies in Latin American literature and the translator of works by Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Manuel Puig, among other distinguished writers. Levine’s most recent book is Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman: His Life and Fictions. She is a professor in the Spanish Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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)

Janet Malcolm’s latest book is Nobody’s Looking at You, a collection of essays. (September 2020)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent book is a collection of essays, See What Can Be Done. (August 2018)

Marie Morgan, author of Chariot of Fire, is a historian of nineteenth-century America who frequently collaborates with Edmund Morgan in writing history. (June 2011)

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)

Nathaniel Rich’s latest book, Losing Earth: A Recent History, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, was published in paperback in March.
 (April 2020)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson, and some of his reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists & Writers. (May 2020)

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems, Peaches Goes It Alone, was published last year. (November 2019)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. Come Closer and Listen, his latest book of poems, will be out next year. (August 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 will be published in paperback in June. (July 2020)

Eliot Weinberger is the editor of the Calligrams series published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press and New York Review Books and the literary editor of the Murty Classical Library of India. Among his books of essays are An Elemental Thing and the forthcoming The Ghosts of Birds.
 (February 2016)