Hell-Bent Idealists

Mathias Goeritz: Modernist Art and Architecture in Cold War Mexico by Jennifer Josten

Gyorgy Kepes: Undreaming the Bauhaus by John R. Blakinger

The Highest Suicide Rate in the World

Too Many People: Contact, Disorder, Change in an Inuit Society, 1822–2015 by Willem Rasing, with a foreword by George Wenzel

The Return of the Sun: Suicide and Reclamation Among Inuit of Arctic Canada by Michael J. Kral

In Search of an Honest Man

Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman, translated from the Russian by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler, edited by Robert Chandler and Yuri Bit-Yunan

Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century by Alexandra Popoff

The River

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History by Sunil Amrith

Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River by Sudipta Sen

River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future by Victor Mallet


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. She has served as a consultant for numerous organizations, including UNICEF, the World Bank, and Human Rights Watch. (October 2019)

Colin Grant is the author of several books, including Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey and His Dream of Mother Africa. His latest book, Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation, is published in October.
 (October 2019)

Edward Hirsch is the author of nine books of poems, including, most recently, Gabriel: A Poem. His new collection, Stranger by Night, will be published in February. 
(October 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)

Kathryn Hughes is Professor of Life Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her books include Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum, George Eliot: The Last Victorian, and The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton. (October 2019)

Ursula Lindsey writes about culture, education, and politics in the Arab world, and cohosts BULAQ, a podcast on Arabic literature. She has lived in Egypt and Morocco and is now based in Amman, Jordan. (October 2019)

Gary Saul Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities and a Professor in the Slavic ­Languages and Literatures Department at Northwestern. His latest book is Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities, cowritten with Morton Schapiro.
 (October 2019)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis. (October 2019)

Jed Perl’s latest book is the first volume of his biography of ­Alexander Calder, The Conquest of Time. (October 2019)

Jacqueline Rose is Co-Director of the Birkbeck ­Institute for the Humanities in London. Her most recent book is ­Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty. (October 2019)

Declan Ryan’s most recent chapbook, Fighters, Losers, was published in May.
 (October 2019)

Madeleine Schwartz is launching a new iteration of the magazine The Dial. She won the 2019 European Press Prize for opinion writing. (October 2019)

Steven Shapin is Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science at Harvard and the author of several books, including The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation.
 (October 2019)

Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton. His most recent book, No Property in Man: ­Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, has just been published in paperback. (October 2019)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s latest book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times.
 (October 2019)