The Great Amalgamator

Rachel Harrison Life Hack an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, October 25, 2019–January 12, 2020

My Land, Your Land

Grinnell: America’s Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West by John Taliaferro

Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America’s Public Lands by John Clayton

Made in Mexico

In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, September 6, 2019–January 12, 2020

ISIS After Baghdadi

Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad by Daniel Byman

Targeting Top Terrorists: Understanding Leadership Removal in Counterterrorism Strategy by Bryan C. Price

The London Bombings by Marc Sageman


David W. Blight is Sterling Professor of American History at Yale. His biography of Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom, received the Pulitzer Prize for history. (January 2020)

Peter Brooks has written several books on narrative and the novel, including Reading for the Plot. A new book, Balzac’s Lives, will be published next fall. He is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale.
 (January 2020)

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

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (January 2020)

Merve Emre is Associate Professor of English Literature at ­Oxford and a Fellow of Worcester College. Her latest book is The Ferrante ­Letters: An Exercise in Collective Criticism. (March 2020)

Noah Feldman is the Felix Frankfurter Professor at Harvard Law School, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, and host of the podcast “Deep Background.” His most recent book is The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President.
 (January 2020)

Amy Knight is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Her most recent book is Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder.
 (January 2020)

Nick Laird is a poet, novelist, and former litigator. He teaches at NYU 
and is Professor of Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast. His fourth collection of poetry, Feel Free, was published in the US last year. 
(May 2020)

William Logan’s most recent book of poems is Rift of Light; his most recent book of essays is Dickinson’s Nerves, Frost’s Woods.
 (January 2020)

Mark Mazower is Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris. He is the author, most recently, of What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home.
 (January 2020)

Bill McKibben is the founder of and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?
 (March 2020)

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. (May 2020)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Space, the second and concluding 
volume of his biography of the American sculptor, has just been published. (May 2020)

Josephine Quinn teaches ancient history at Oxford and is ­currently a Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman ­Center for Scholars and Writers.
 (January 2020)

David Salle is a painter and essayist. He will have a show of recent paintings at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris this winter.
 (January 2020)

Cathleen Schine’s novel The Grammarians was published in September. (January 2020)

Natalie Shapero is the author of the poetry collections Hard Child and No Object. She teaches at Tufts.
 (January 2020)

Jonathan Stevenson is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Managing Editor of Survival. 
He was National Security Council Director for ­Political-Military Affairs, Middle East and North Africa, from 2011 to 2013.
 (January 2020)

Clair Wills teaches at Cambridge. Her latest book is Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain. (May 2020)