Contents


The American Hero

American Sniper a film directed by Clint Eastwood

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History by Chris Kyle with Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen

The Godfather of Modernism

“Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions by Ian S. MacNiven

The Collected Poems of James Laughlin edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Glassgold

The Fierce Pressures Facing Pakistan

The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics by Ayesha Jalal

The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan by Aqil Shah

Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London by Mohsin Hamid

Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajari

Cuba: The New Opening

Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959–1971 by Lillian Guerra

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana by William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

Beckett in Love

The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume III: 1957–1965 edited and translated from the French by George Craig, and edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Dan Gunn, and Lois More Overbeck

Adam Michnik: A Hero of Our Time

An Uncanny Era: Conversations Between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik edited and translated from the Polish and with an introduction by Elzbieta Matynia

The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution by Adam Michnik, edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross, and translated from the Polish by Elzbieta Matynia, Agnieszka Marczyk, and Roman Czarny

Malamud’s Secrets

Novels and Stories of the 1940s & 50s by Bernard Malamud, edited by Philip Davis

Novels and Stories of the 1960s by Bernard Malamud, edited by Philip Davis

Contributors

Ian Bostridge is an opera singer and a song recitalist. He is the author of Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession and Witchcraft and Its Transformations, c. 1650–1750.
 (August 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.

Steve Coll is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of ­Journalism. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001.


 (June 2016)

Umberto Eco is President of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici at the University of Bologna and author of many books, most recently 
How to Write a Thesis.

Deborah Eisenberg’s fifth collection of short stories, Your Duck Is My Duck, will be published in September. She is also the author of a play, Pastorale.
 (August 2018)

Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: 
From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on ­architecture in these pages, is out in September.
 (October 2018)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the ­Humanities at Harvard. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us and Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, which was published this year.
 (December 2018)

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.
 (November 2018)

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)

Enrique Krauze is the author of Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Letras Libres, published in Mexico City. Hank Heifetz is a poet, novelist, and translator from Spanish, Sanskrit, and Tamil. (February 2018)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. He is the author of The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.
 Visit marklilla.com. (December 2018)

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)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography.
 (September 2017)

Ligaya Mishan has written for The New Yorker and The New York Times. (November 2016)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author most recently of the story collection Night-Gaunts. She is currently Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU.
 (October 2018)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His most recent book is Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain (2018). (November 2018)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)

Elise Partridge is the author of The Exiles’ Gallery, a collection of poetry, which is published this month. Her collected poems will be published in 2016 by NYRB Poets. She died in early 2015. (April 2015)

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. (April 2018)

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia, including The Resurgence of Central Asia, Islam or Nationalism. He lives in Lahore. (September 2018)

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

Michael Shae is on the editorial staff of The New York Review. (June 2016)

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 and the editor of Can It Happen Here?, a new volume of essays on authoritarianism in America. (June 2018)

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)