Making It

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin

The Great de Staël

Madame de Staël: The First Modern Woman by Francine du Plessix Gray

Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Staël by J. Christopher Herold

Germaine de Staël & Benjamin Constant: A Dual Biography by Renee Winegarten

Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile by Angelica Goodden

Corinne, or Italy by Madame de Staël, translated from the French by Sylvia Raphael

Why Darwin?

Darwin’s Origin of Species: A Biography by Janet Browne

The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, annotated by James T. Costa

Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne

It Takes a Genome: How a Clash Between Our Genes and Modern Life Is Making Us Sick by Greg Gibson

Primitive in Dresden

Brücke: The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905–1913 an exhibition at the Neue Galerie, New York City, February 26–June 29, 2009

‘The Invader Wore Slippers’

Prague in Danger: The Years of German Occupation, 1939–45: Memories and History, Terror and Resistance, Theater and Jazz, Film and Poetry, Politics and War by Peter Demetz

Goodbye to the ‘Age of Jackson’?

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

Andrew Jackson by Robert V. Remini

Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson by David S. Reynolds

Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829–1877 by Walter A. McDougall

The War to Begin All Wars

1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War by Benny Morris

Making Israel edited by Benny Morris

A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel by Gudrun Krämer, translated from the German by Graham Harman and Gudrun Krämer

The Failure of the Economy & the Economists

Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

The Subprime Solution: How Today’s Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do About It by Robert J. Shiller


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

Richard Dorment was the art critic for the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 2015.

Deborah Eisenberg’s latest collection of short stories is Your Duck Is My Duck. She is also the author of a play, Pastorale.
 (June 2020)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill a Man, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.

 (August 2020)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.
 (June 2019)

Gershom Gorenberg is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. He is the author, most recently, of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977. His blog can be found at
 (May 2009)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is a novel, ­Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.
 (December 2019)

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, Falling Upwards, and, most recently, This Long Pursuit.
 (June 2019)

Daniel Howe is Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford and Professor of History Emeritus at UCLA. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2008 for his book What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848.
 (May 2009)

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

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

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)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s books include The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! His new book, Churchill’s Bust, will be published next year.
 (May 2020)