Contents


Pakistan: Why Drones Don’t Help

Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan a report by the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford Law School and the Global Justice Clinic at the NYU School of Law

Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands edited by Shahzad Bashir and Robert D. Crews

‘One Abraham or Three?’

Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Jon D. Levenson

Jacob: Unexpected Patriarch by Yair Zakovitch, translated from the Hebrew by Valerie Zakovitch

A Genius from Four Countries

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš by Mark Thompson

The Attic translated from the Serbian and with an introduction by John K. Cox

Psalm 44 translated from the Serbian with an afterword by John K. Cox, and with a preface by Aleksandar Hemon

Garden, Ashes translated from the Serbian by William J. Hannaher, with an introduction by Aleksandar Hemon

Early Sorrows translated from the Serbian by Michael Henry Heim

Hourglass translated from the Serbian by Ralph Manheim

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich translated from the Serbian by Duška Mikić-Mitchell, with an introduction by Joseph Brodsky and an afterword by William T. Vollmann

The Encyclopedia of the Dead translated from the Serbian by Michael Henry Heim

The Lute and the Scars translated from the Serbian with an afterword by John K. Cox, and with a preface by Adam Thirlwell

Contributors

Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book is Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints. She is writing a biography of Mikhail Baryshnikov. (July 2019)


Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. His most recent book is Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year. (April 2018)

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.

Martin Filler’s autobiographical lecture “Makers of Modern Architecture: A Critic’s Journey,” which he gave at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia in April, is available as a podcast at www.philaathenaeum.org. (June 2019)

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. His books include The Polish Revolution: Solidarity and The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague.
 (August 2018)

Mohsin Hamid lives in Lahore. His new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, was published this spring.
 (May 2013)

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Adam Hochschild’s books include King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and, most recently, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.
 (October 2018)

Jim Holt’s latest book is When Einstein Walked with Gödel. (July 2018)

Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His selection of Lionel Trilling’s letters, Life in Culture, was published in September.
 (December 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)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Andrew O’Hagan is the author, most recently, of The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age and the novel The Illuminations. (April 2018)

Frederick Seidel’s new book of poems, Peaches Goes It Alone, will be published in November. (November 2018)

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)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. His latest books are On Freedom and How Change Happens, which is published in April. (April 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)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)