Close Up and Far Away

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night an exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, May 26, 2017–January 14, 2018; the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, April 29–July 29, 2018; and the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, October 30, 2018–February 24, 2019

The King and I

Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics by Chris Christie

Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House by Cliff Sims

The Body Strikes Back

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives by Matt Richtel

The Beautiful Cure: The Revolution in Immunology and What It Means for Your Health by Daniel M. Davis

Unnatural Naturalism

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement an exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, October 11, 2018–January 6, 2019; the Vero Beach Museum of Art, February 9–May 5, 2019; the Seattle Art Museum, June 13–September 8, 2019; the San Antonio Museum of Art, October 11, 2019–January 5, 2020; the Yale Center for British Art, February 13–May 10, 2020; the Nevada Museum of Art, June 20–September 13, 2020; and the Frick Pittsburgh, October 29, 2020–January 24, 2021

Christina Rossetti: Poetry in Art edited by Susan Owens and Nicholas Tromans

The Uncivil War Over Schools

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side by Eve L. Ewing

A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s by Elizabeth Todd-Breland

How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education by Arne Duncan

’63 Boycott a documentary film directed by Gordon Quinn

Fall from Grace

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts by Jill Abramson

Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics by Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts

The Crime of the Century

The February 2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and the Flawed Trial of His Alleged Killers: An Exploration of Russia’s “Crime of the 21st Century” by John B. Dunlop


The Man Who Was Too Free a documentary film written by Mikhail Fishman and directed by Vera Krichevskaya

At the Border of the Novel

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney, with an introduction by Cees Nooteboom

Low Visibility

Twilight of the Elites: Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France by Christophe Guilluy, translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise


Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alfonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard. His book Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow and his PBS documentary series Reconstruction: America After the Civil War will both be released in April. (March 2019)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the coauthor, with Pamela Hartzband, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. 
(March 2019)

Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator from the German. His latest translation is of Berlin Alexanderplatz 
by Alfred Döblin, and his new book of poems, One Lark, One Horse, was published in the US in July. He teaches at the ­University of Florida. (October 2019)

Isabel V. Hull recently retired as the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell. Her books include The Entourage of Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1888–1918 and, most recently, A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War.
 (March 2019)

Robert Irwin is the Middle East Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. His recent books include Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography and Wonders Will Never Cease, a novel.
 (March 2019)

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

James McAuley is the Paris correspondent for The Washington Post. (August 2019)

Claire Messud’s latest novel is The Burning Girl. (March 2019)

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. He is the author of The View From Nowhere, Mortal Questions, and Mind and Cosmos, among other books.
 (March 2019)

Kathleen Ossip’s latest book of poems is The Do-Over. She teaches at the New School.
 (March 2019)

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)

Justin Quinn’s most recent collection of poetry is Early House. He teaches at the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic.
 (March 2019)

Nathaniel Rich’s latest novel is King Zeno. His next book, Losing Earth: A Recent History, will be published in April.
 (March 2019)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and ­William Nicholson.
 (May 2019)

Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian poet, playwright, novelist, and essayist. He received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature. (March 2019)

Paul Starr is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Prince­ton and founding co-editor of The American Prospect. His books include Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies. (September 2019)

Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s books include The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! His new book, Churchill’s Bust, will be published next year. (March 2019)

Clair Wills teaches at Cambridge. Her latest book is Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain. (September 2019)

Ruth Bernard Yeazell is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Her books include Picture Titles: How and Why Western Paintings Acquired Their Names and Art of the Everyday: Dutch Painting and the Realist Novel. (September 2019)

Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent book is The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools, with Emily Robertson. (March 2019)