A Modernist Return to Reality

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: Une amitié artistique [Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: An Artistic Friendship] an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, June 2–October 29, 2017

The True American

Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls

Walden by Henry David Thoreau, with an introduction and annotations by Bill McKibben

Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau by Kevin Dann

Thoreau’s Animals by Henry David Thoreau, edited by Geoff Wisner and illustrated by Debby Cotter Kaspari

Thoreau and the Language of Trees by Richard Higgins, with a foreword by Robert D. Richardson and photographs by Richard Higgins

The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years by Robert M. Thorson

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, June 2–September 10, 2017; and the Concord Museum, Concord, Massachusetts, September 29, 2017–January 21, 2018

When I Came to Die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau’s Vision of Dying by Audrey Raden

Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau by Branka Arsić

Thoreau’s Wildflowers by Henry David Thoreau, edited by Geoff Wisner and illustrated by Barry Moser

Artifice and Actuality

Blindness by Henry Green, with an introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn

Living with an introduction by Adam Thirlwell

Party Going with an introduction by Amit Chaudhuri

Caught with an introduction by James Wood

Loving with an introduction by Roxana Robinson

Back with an introduction by Deborah Eisenberg

Fools, Cowards, or Criminals?

The Memory of Justice a documentary film directed by Marcel Ophuls, restored by the Academy Film Archive in association with Paramount Pictures and the Film Foundation

The Trickster’s Art

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song for a Cipher an exhibition at the New Museum, New York City, May 3–September 3, 2017

Regarding the Figure an exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, April 20–August 6, 2017

Kehinde Wiley: Trickster an exhibition at the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, May 6–June 17, 2017

Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, June 12–October 1, 2017

The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, April 22–July 23, 2017

Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions by Kathryn Smith

The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconoclastic Masterpiece by Francesco Dal Co

Wright Sites: A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, edited by Joel Hoglund

The Life of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright: From Crna Gora to Taliesin, Black Mountain to Shining Brow compiled and edited by Maxine Fawcett-Yeske and Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

When the Law Meets the Party

Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work by Sida Liu and Terence C. Halliday

China’s Human Rights Lawyers: Advocacy and Resistance by Eva Pils

To Build a Free China: A Citizen’s Journey by Xu Zhiyong, translated from the Chinese by Joshua Rosenzweig and Yaxue Cao, with an introduction by Andrew Nathan

Unwavering Convictions: Gao Zhisheng’s Ten-Year Torture and Faith in China’s Future translated from the Chinese by Stacy Mosher

Activist Lawyers in Post-Tiananmen China by Rachel E. Stern


John Banville’s novel Snow will be published in October. (April 2020)

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.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Martin Filler’s article “The Dark Lady of High Tech,” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine (January 27, 1980), was one of the first critical reappraisals of Eileen Gray’s career to appear in the popular press after her death. (September 2020)

Mark Ford’s fourth collection of poetry, Enter, Fleeing, was published last year.
 (July 2019)

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. She is the author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which won the 
2009 Pulitzer Prize for History, and Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, with Peter S. Onuf.
 (October 2019)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life.
 (May 2020)

Robert Pogue Harrison teaches literature at Stanford. His latest book is Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age.
 (March 2020)

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.
 (March 2020)

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until 2015 and is now a Distinguished Fellow there. She has served in the State Department and on the National Security Council staff in the White House. (August 2020)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent book is a collection of essays, See What Can Be Done. (August 2018)

Benjamin Nathans, currently a Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany, is completing To the Success of Our Hopeless Cause, a history of the Soviet dissident movement. (April 2020)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Space, the second and concluding volume of his biography of the American sculptor, was published in April. (October 2020)

Charles Petersen is a Senior Editor at n+1 and a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Harvard. Later this year, he will join the Cornell Department of History as a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows.
 (March 2020)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is Busted in New York and Other Essays. (August 2020)

Israel Rosenfield is the author, with Edward Ziff, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. He is preparing an English translation of Plaisir de jouer, plaisir de penser by Catherine Temerson and Charles Rosen. (June 2018)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor of History and Classics at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest books are The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, and The Divine Spark of Syracuse. (August 2020)

Cathleen Schine’s novel The Grammarians was published in September. (January 2020)

Sam Tanenhaus’s books include The Death of Conservatism and Whittaker Chambers. He is writing a biography of William F. Buckley Jr. and is the US Writer at Large for Prospect. (November 2017)

Edward Ziff is the author, with Israel Rosenfield, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. (August 2017)