Lotte in Weimar

Babylon Berlin a television series created by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries, and Hendrik Handloegten, based on the novels by Volker Kutscher, available on Netflix

Babylon Berlin: Book 1 of the Gereon Rath Mystery Series by Volker Kutscher, translated from the German by Niall Sellar

The Tree Whisperers

The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species by Carlos Magdalena

Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree

Luftmensch in Paris

The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera by Adam Begley

When I Was a Photographer by Félix Nadar, translated from the French by Eduardo Cadava and Liana Theodoratou

A Hard Road Home

Chantal Akerman a series of forty-five films at the Cinémathèque Française, Paris, January 31–March 2, 2018

The Dance Goes On

Hasidism: A New History by David Biale, David Assaf, Benjamin Brown, Uriel Gellman, Samuel C. Heilman, Moshe Rosman, Gadi Sagiv, and Marcin Wodziński, with an afterword by Arthur Green

Letting Their Hair Down

Sex and Secularism by Joan Wallach Scott

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics by R. Marie Griffith

The Silent Type

Grant by Ron Chernow

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition edited by John F. Marszalek, with David S. Nolen and Louie P. Gallo

Crotch Shots Galore

Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical by Kevin Winkler

All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical “Chicago” by Ethan Mordden

Big Brother Goes Digital

Self-Tracking  by Gina Neff and Dawn Nafus

Sociometric Badges: State of the Art and Future Applications by Daniel Olguín Olguín and Alex (Sandy) Pentland

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee


Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book is Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints. She is writing a biography of Mikhail Baryshnikov. (July 2019)

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (April 2019)

Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit have co­authored numerous books on Thailand, including A History of Thailand and Thaksin, and translated the verse epic The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen. In 2018 they won the Fukuoka Grand Prize. They live in Bangkok. (May 2018)

David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale and the author of many books, including Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory and American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era. His biography of Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom, will be published in October. (May 2018)

Álvaro Enrigue’s six books of fiction include La muerte de un instalador, Hypothermia, and, most recently, the novel Sudden Death. Daniel Hahn has translated more than thirty books from the Portuguese, Spanish and French. His translation, with Lisa Dillman, of ­Eduardo ­Halfon’s Mourning will be published in May. (May 2018)

Noah Feldman is the Felix Frankfurter Professor at Harvard Law School and a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. His most recent book is The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President.
 (December 2018)

Tim Flannery’s Europe: A Natural History was published last year. (November 2019)

Peter Gizzi’s latest book of poems is Archeophonics. (May 2018)

Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor of Law at NYU Law School and the author of, among other books, Maimonides: Life and Thought and Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Thought and Its Philosophical Implications.
 (May 2018)

Simon Head is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and Director of Programs for the New York Review of Books Foundation. He is the author of Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans (2014).

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, Falling Upwards, and, most recently, This Long Pursuit.
 (June 2019)

Laura Kipnis is a Professor in the Department of Radio, TV, and Film at Northwestern. Her books include Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation and Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus. (June 2018)

Hermione Lee was President of Wolfson College, Oxford, from 2008 until 2017. Her most recent book is a biography of Penelope Fitzgerald.
 (July 2018)

Max Nelson, a former member of the editorial staff of The New York Review, studies English at Yale.
 (June 2019)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. 
(November 2019)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, Vichy France, and, with Julie Hessler, Europe in the Twentieth Century, among other works.
 (December 2018)

Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker have co­authored numerous books on Thailand, including A History of Thailand and Thaksin, and translated the verse epic The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen. In 2018 they won the Fukuoka Grand Prize. They live in Bangkok. 
(May 2018)

James Quandt is Senior Programmer at TIFF Cinematheque in ­Toronto and a regular contributor to Artforum. He has edited monograph volumes on Robert Bresson, Shohei Imamura, Apichatpong Weera­sethakul, and Kon Ichikawa. (June 2019)

Steven Simon is Professor of Global Studies at Colby. He was National Security Council Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa from 2011 to 2012. His book The Long Goodbye: The US and the Middle East from the Islamic Revolution to the Arab Spring will be published next year. (August 2019)

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress and a playwright. She will be performing her play Notes from the Field at London’s Royal Court Theatre in June. (May 2018)

Alessandra Stanley was the chief television critic for The New York Times from 2003 to 2015. She is working on a book about the cold war. 
(May 2018)

Emily Wilson is a Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her latest book is a new verse translation of the Odyssey. (May 2018)