A Mighty Wind

How the BJP Wins: Inside India’s Greatest Election Machine by Prashant Jha

When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics by Milan Vaishnav

Stray Dog

Daidō Moriyama: Record edited by Mark Holborn

Provoke: Between Protest and Performance—Photography in Japan 1960/1975 edited by Diane Dufour and Matthew S. Witkovsky, with Duncan Forbes and Walter Moser

Daido Tokyo by Daidō Moriyama

Noble Memories

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave: 1768–1800 by François-René de Chateaubriand, translated from the French by Alex Andriesse, with an introduction by Anka Muhlstein

The Smartphone War

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria by Rania Abouzeid

Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

Journalism in Times of War edited by Awad Joumaa and Khaled Ramadan

Becoming the Story: War Correspondents since 9/11 by Lindsay Palmer

Black Pictures

Pioneers of African-American Cinema directed by Richard Norman, Richard Maurice, Spencer Williams, and Oscar Micheaux; curated and including essays by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart

A Born-Again Jew

Confessions of an Old Jewish Painter by R.B. Kitaj, with a preface by David Hockney, edited and with an epilogue by Eckhart J. Gillen


David Z. Albert is the Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy at Columbia and the author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience, Time and Chance, and After Physics. (April 2018)

Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His latest book is There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories. (April 2018)

Peter Brooks has written several books on narrative and the novel, including Reading for the Plot. A new book, Balzac’s Lives, will be published next fall. He is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale.
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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.

Simon Callow is an English actor and director who has written about Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Charles Laughton, and Oscar Wilde. His latest book, with Derry Moore, is London’s Great Theatres. (September 2020)

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.
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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. (March 2020)

Sheila Fitzpatrick is Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney and the author of numerous books about Soviet and twentieth-century history. Mischka’s War: A Story of Survival from War-Torn Europe to New York was published last year. (April 2018)

Howard W. French is a Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of four books, ­including A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of ­Africa. He is at work on a book about the role of Africa and Africans in the l­aunching of modernity. (May 2020)

Lindsey Hilsum is International Editor of Britain’s Channel 4 News and the author of In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. Her previous book was Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution. (December 2019)

Timothy Hyman’s most recent book is The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century. For his work as a painter he was elected to the Royal Academy in 2011. (April 2018)

Nate Klug is the author of two books of poetry, Anyone and Rude Woods. 
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Claire Messud’s latest novel is The Burning Girl. (March 2019)

Ferdinand Mount is the former Editor of The Times Literary Supplement. His most recent book is Prime Movers.
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Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. His most recent book is The International Human Rights Movement: A History. (February 2018)

Andrew O’Hagan is the author, most recently, of The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age and the novel The Illuminations. (November 2019)

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

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. (June 2019)

Paul Quinn-Judge has reported on Russia and the former states of the USSR since 1986.
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Max Rodenbeck is the South Asia Bureau Chief for The Economist. (November 2019)

James Shapiro is Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia and Shakespeare Scholar in Residence at the Public Theater. His latest book is The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606.
 (December 2018)

Alice Spawls is an editor at the London Review of Books. (April 2018)

Amia Srinivasan teaches philosophy at UCL, and is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Christian Wiman recently edited the anthology Joy: 100 Poems. (April 2018)

James Wolcott is a columnist for Vanity Fair. (October 2018)