Crying Out Loud

Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London Between the World Wars by Laura Tunbridge

Loving Assassins

The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athens: A Tale of Two Statues by Vincent Azoulay, translated from the French by Janet Lloyd, with a foreword by Paul Cartledge

The Transformation of Athens: Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece by Robin Osborne

California Burning

Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8 by Heather Hansen

Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future by Edward Struzik

Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time by Andrew C. Scott

’Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change by Tao Lin

The ‘Witch Hunters’

The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies by Michael V. Hayden

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper, with Trey Brown

Musical Lines

Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions an exhibition at the Drawing Center, New York City, April 6–August 12, 2018

The Big Melt

Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North by Mark C. Serreze

Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World by Joel Berger

The Universal Eye

Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection an exhibition at the Met Breuer, New York City, July 3–October 7, 2018

The Psychology of an Art Writer by Vernon Lee


Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival.
 (December 2018)

Ian Bostridge is an opera singer and a song recitalist. He is the author of Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession and Witchcraft and Its Transformations, c. 1650–1750.
 (August 2018)

Jason DeParle is a reporter for The New York Times. His book on global immigration will be published next year.
(August 2018)

Ariel Dorfman, an emeritus professor of literature at Duke University, is the author of numerous books, including the play Death and the Maiden, the book of essays Homeland Security Ate My Speech, and the novel Darwin’s Ghosts. He served as a cultural adviser to President Salvador Allende’s Chief of Staff in 1973. (August 2018)

Deborah Eisenberg’s fifth collection of short stories, Your Duck Is My Duck, will be published in September. She is also the author of a play, Pastorale.
 (August 2018)

William Finnegan is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His most recent book, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, won the Pulitzer Prize for autobiography. (August 2018)

Tim Flannery’s next book, Europe: A Natural History, will be published in February. 
(December 2018)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (August 2018)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. His books include The Polish Revolution: Solidarity and The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague.
 (August 2018)

E. Tammy Kim is a freelance writer and former attorney. (August 2018)

A.J. Lees is a professor of neurology at the National Hospital, London. He is the author, most recently, of Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment.
 (August 2018)

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 2018)

Ange Mlinko is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Florida. Distant Mandate, her fifth book of poems, was published last year. (August 2018)

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)

John Nathan is Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include Mishima: A Biography, Sony: The Private Life, and a memoir, Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere. His latest book, Soseki: Modern Japan’s Greatest Novelist, was published in May. (August 2018)

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.
 (October 2018)

Jed Perl’s latest book is the first volume of his biography of ­Alexander Calder, The Conquest of Time. (November 2018)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2018)

Serhii Plokhy is Professor of History and Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard. His latest book is Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe.
 (August 2018)

James Romm is the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard and the author of Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero and Ghost on the 
Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire.
 (August 2018)

David Salle is a painter and essayist. (August 2018)

Cathleen Schine’s latest novel is They May Not Mean to but They Do. (August 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)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.
 (December 2018)

Tim Weiner is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter and the author of, among other books, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, ­Enemies: A History of the FBI, and One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon. (November 2018)

Clair Wills is King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge. Her latest book, Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain, was shortlisted for the 2018 Orwell Prize. (December 2018)