Contents


‘His Joy, His Life’

Letters to Véra by Vladimir Nabokov, edited and translated from the Russian by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd

Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita by Robert Roper

Stalin: His Daughter & His Crimes

Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan

Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator by Oleg V. Khlevniuk, translated from the Russian by Nora Seligman Favorov

Contributors

Svetlana Alexievich is the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her latest book, Second Hand Time, will be published in English next year. (November 2015)

Marcia Angell is a member of the faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine. 
(December 2018)

Julian Barnes’s most recent books are Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art and The Noise of Time, a novel.
 (April 2017)

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and, most recently, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity. (June 2019)

Leo Carey is a Senior Editor at The New Yorker. (November 2016)

Henri Cole’s next book, Orphic Paris, will be published in April. (March 2018)

Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)

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)

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.


Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


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. (June 2018)

Amy Knight is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Her most recent book is Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder.
 (March 2019)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (June 2018)

Julian Lucas is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (February 2019)

Steven Mithen is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Early Prehistory at the University of Reading. His books include The Prehistory of the Mind, After the Ice: A Global Human History, The Singing Neanderthals, and, most recently, Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World.
 (November 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)

Barack Obama was the President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His new book, The Politics of Pain: Postwar En­gland and the Rise of Nationalism, will be published in the US in November. (August 2019)

Jana Prikryl’s first book of poems, The After Party, will be published in 2016. She is a Senior Editor at The New York Review.
 (November 2015)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (April 2019)

David S. Reynolds, a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY ­Graduate Center, is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, John Brown, Abolitionist, and, most recently, 
Lincoln’s Selected Writings.
 (April 2019)

Marilynne Robinson is the author, most recently, of the essay collection What Are We Doing Here? and Lila, a novel.
 (July 2019)

Stacy Schiff is the author of, among other books, Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), Cleopatra: A Life, and The Witches: ­Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem.
 (October 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)

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)

Garry Wills most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (April 2019)