The Victory of Penelope Fitzgerald

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Alan Hollinghurst

Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald

At Freddie’s by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Simon Callow

Innocence by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Julian Barnes

The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Candia McWilliam

Edward Burne-Jones by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Frances Spalding

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee

The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Knox Brothers by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Richard Holmes

Charlotte Mew and Her Friends by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Michèle Roberts

Who Knows If You’re Happy?

Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think by Paul Dolan, with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman

Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience a report by the National Research Council, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie

Why Is American Teaching So Bad?

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) by Elizabeth Green

Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher by Garret Keizer

The Charms of Edwin Lutyens

Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens by Jeroen Geurst

The Architecture of Diplomacy: The British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington by Anthony Seldon and Daniel Collings

The Disgrace of Our Criminal Justice

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences edited by Jeremy Travis, Bruce Western, and Steve Redburn

Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America by Jonathan Simon

Colossal Corruption in Africa

Zambia: The First 50 Years: Reflections of an Eyewitness by Andrew Sardanis

Africa: Another Side of the Coin: Northern Rhodesia’s Final Years and Zambia’s Nationhood by Andrew Sardanis

The 1980 Coup: Tribulations of the One-Party State in Zambia by Goodwin Yoram Mumba

Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia by Miles Larmer

The Musakanya Papers: The Autobiographical Writings of Valentine Musakanya edited by Miles Larmer

Tiny Rowland: A Rebel Tycoon by Tom Bower


Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. He is the author of What Is Painting? (January 2019)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. He is the author, most recently, of American Breakdown: The Trump Years and How They Befell Us.
 (December 2019)

Christian Caryl is the Editor of the DemocracyPost blog at The Washington Post and the author of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the Twenty-first Century. (November 2017)

Roger Cohen is a columnist for The New York Times. His most recent book is the memoir The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family. (May 2016)

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)

Wendy Doniger is Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and the author of The Hindus: An ­Alternative History, On Hinduism, and, most recently, the volume on Hinduism in The Norton Anthology of World Religions.

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)

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. (December 2019)

Zoë Heller is the author of Everything You Know, Notes on a Scandal, and The Believers. (August 2017)

Alan Hollinghurst’s most recent novel, The Sparsholt Affair, was published in 2017. (November 2019)

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who lives in Beijing, his home for more than twenty years. His most recent book is The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao. (October 2019)

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her latest book is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. (June 2016)

Francine Prose is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard. Her newest book is a collection of essays, What to Read and Why.
 (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)

Xan Smiley, a former correspondent in Moscow and Washington, has been the Political Editor, the Europe Editor, and the Middle East and Africa Editor of The Economist. He is now its Editor at Large.
 (November 2019)

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)

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)

James Walton is a writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Smoking and the author of the literary quiz books Who Killed Iago? and The Penguin Book Quiz: From the Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, which will be published in the US in January. (November 2019)

Kevin Young’s most recent collection of poems is Book of Hours. He is the Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative ­Writing and English and Curator of Literary Collections and of the ­Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory. (December 2014)

Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent book is The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools, with Emily Robertson. (March 2019)