Bernini: He Had the Touch

Portraits of the Soul an exhibition at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, November 6, 2014–February 8, 2015

Bernini: Roma y la Monarquía Hispánica [Bernini: Rome and the Spanish Monarchy] Catalog of the Prado exhibition by Delfín Rodríguez Ruiz

Bernini’s Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini by Sarah McPhee

Barocco a Roma: La Meraviglia delle Arti [The Baroque in Rome: The Wonders of Art] an exhibition at the Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Cipolla, Rome, April 1–July 26, 2015

Bernini at Saint Peter’s: The Pilgrimage by Irving Lavin

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay by C.D. Dickerson III, Anthony Sigel, Ian Wardropper, and others

‘The Most Beautiful Girl in the World’

Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich, 1939–1952 edited by John Julius Norwich

Trying to Please: A Memoir by John Julius Norwich

Autobiography: The Rainbow Comes and Goes, The Light of Common Day, Trumpets from the Steep by Diana Cooper

Old Men Forget by Duff Cooper

The Duff Cooper Diaries edited and with an introduction by John Julius Norwich

A Durable Fire: The Letters of Duff and Diana Cooper, 1913–1950 edited by Artemis Cooper

Diana Cooper by Philip Ziegler

Duff Cooper: The Authorized Biography by John Charmley

Letters of Conrad Russell, 1897–1947 edited by Georgiana Blakiston

The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper edited by Artemis Cooper

Berryman: Tragedy & Comedy Together

The Heart Is Strange: New Selected Poems by John Berryman, edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift

The Dream Songs by John Berryman, with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

77 Dream Songs by John Berryman, with an introduction by Henri Cole

Berryman’s Sonnets by John Berryman, with an introduction by April Bernard

In North Korea: Wonder & Terror

In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China by Michael Meyer

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

Italy’s Seriously Playful Genius

Time Ages in a Hurry by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Martha Cooley and Antonio Romani

Indian Nocturne by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Tim Parks

Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Nancy J. Peters

Requiem: A Hallucination by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Pereira Declares: A Testimony by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh

The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by J. C. Patrick

Tristano Dies: A Life by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris

The Woman of Porto Pim by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Tim Parks

It’s Getting Later All the Time by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen

Fighting False Words and Worlds

Shattered Families, Broken Dreams: Little-Known Episodes from the History of the Persecution of Chinese Revolutionaries in Stalin’s Gulag by Sin-Lin, translated from the Russian by Steven I. Levine


Alfred Brendel is a pianist and the author of several books of essays and poetry, most recently Music, Sense and Nonsense: Collected ­Essays and Lectures.
 (October 2016)

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

Elizabeth Drew is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014.

Masha Gessen is the author of The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker. (February 2018)

Lara Goitein is a physician specializing in pulmonary and ­critical care medicine and Medical Director of Clinician-Directed Performance Improvement at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 (June 2015)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is the memoir Avid Reader: A Life. (June 2017)

Jennifer Homans is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet. She is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, where she is also a Distinguished Scholar. She is working on a biography of George Balanchine. 
(December 2017)

Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World. (February 2018)

Walter Kaiser was formerly Director of Villa I Tatti, the ­Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. (October 2015)

Michael Massing, a former Executive Editor of The Columbia Journalism Review, frequently writes about the press.
 (January 2016)

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

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)

William D. Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale. He has written extensively on economic growth, including studies of the economic impacts of lighting, computation, and improved health. (August 2016)

Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel, The Illuminations, has just been published. (June 2015)

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)

Nicolas Pelham is The Economist’s Middle East correspondent. His most recent book is Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East. (October 2016)

Nathaniel Rich is the author, most recently, of King Zeno. (February 2018)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest book is The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney. (December 2017)

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems is Widening Income Inequality. (June 2017)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festschrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. His latest book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (February 2018)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (February 2018)