Curation as Creation

Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions an exhibition at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, February 6–May 6, 2018; Kunsthalle Bern, June 9–September 2, 2018; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, October 13, 2018–January 20, 2019; and Castello di Rivoli, Turin, February 26–May 26, 2019

Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, February 4–April 22, 2018; Gerechtigkeitsgasse 74, Bern, June 9–September 2, 2018; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, October 13, 2018–January 20, 2019; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, February 26–May 26, 2019; and Swiss Institute, New York City, June 28–August 18, 2019

Harald Szeemann: Selected Writings edited by Doris Chon, Glenn Phillips, and Pietro Rigolo and translated from the German by Jonathan Blower and Elizabeth Tucker

The Real Texas

In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas by Larry McMurtry, with an introduction by Diana Ossana

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright

The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas by Monica Muñoz Martinez

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas by Stephen Harrigan

America’s Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation by Lucas A. Powe Jr.

In Search of Planet X

Discovering Pluto: Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System by Dale P. Cruikshank and William Sheehan

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon

Should We Colonize Other Planets? by Adam Morton

Resisting English

The Fall of Language in the Age of English by Minae Mizumura, translated from the Japanese by Mari Yoshihara and Juliet Winters Carpenter

A True Novel by Minae Mizumura, translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter in collaboration with the author

Inheritance from Mother by Minae Mizumura, translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter in collaboration with the author

The End of the Show

Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East by James Barr

Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945–1957 by Derek Leebaert

The Happy Tragedian

Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context by Jacques Jouanna, translated from the French by Steven Rendall

Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us by Simon Critchley


John Banville’s novel Snow will be published in October. (April 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.
 (August 2020)

Robyn Creswell is an Assistant Professor of Comparative ­Literature at Yale. He is the author of City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut. (July 2020)

Jason Farago is an art critic for The New York Times and the editor of the anthology Out of Practice: Ten Issues of “Even,” 2015–2018. In 2017 he was awarded the inaugural Rabkin Prize for art criticism. (April 2020)

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. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
 (October 2019)

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. She is the author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which won the 
2009 Pulitzer Prize for History, and Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, with Peter S. Onuf.
 (October 2019)

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who lives in ­Beijing, his home for more than twenty years. His most recent book is The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.
 (March 2020)

Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His selection of Lionel Trilling’s letters, Life in Culture, was published last year.
 (October 2019)

Jonathan Lethem’s latest novel is The Feral Detective. He is the Roy Edward Disney ’51 Professor of Creative Writing at Pomona. (October 2019)

Iman Mersal is the author of five books of poems and a collection of essays, How to Mend: Motherhood and Its Ghosts, which was published this year. (October 2019)

Priyamvada Natarajan is a Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale, where she also directs the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities. She is the author of Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the 
 (October 2019)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and the Parnell Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge. His most recent book is The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism.
 (July 2020)

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 War for Crown and Empire.
 (April 2020)

Zadie Smith’s new story collection, Grand Union, was published in October. (February 2020)

Annie Sparrow, a medical doctor, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. (October 2019)

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace.
 (October 2019)

Robert F. Worth is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. His latest book is A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. (October 2019)