Fear and Loathing and the FBI

Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law by James B. Stewart

Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump’s War on the FBI by Josh Campbell

Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy by Mike German

‘This Land Is Mine’

Palestine as Metaphor by Mahmoud Darwish, translated from the Arabic by Amira El-Zein and Carolyn Forché

In the Presence of Absence by Mahmoud Darwish, translated from the Arabic by Sinan Antoon

Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? by Mahmoud Darwish, translated from the Arabic by Jeffrey Sacks

Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 by Mahmoud Darwish, translated from the Arabic and with an introduction by Ibrahim Muhawi and with a foreword by Sinan Antoon

Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation by Khaled Mattawa

What Went Wrong in South Sudan

First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War But Lost the Peace by Peter Martell

A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World’s Newest State by Zach Vertin

Can Journalism Be Saved?

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

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

Justice in Plain Sight: How a Small-Town Newspaper and Its Unlikely Lawyer Opened America’s Courtrooms by Dan Bernstein

The Life of Kings: The Baltimore Sun and the Golden Age of the American Newspaper edited by Frederic B. Hill and Stephens Broening

The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century by Dan Kennedy

Why Journalism Still Matters by Michael Schudson

On Press: The Liberal Values That Shaped the News by Matthew Pressman

Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now by Alan Rusbridger

No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class by Christopher R. Martin

Dead Tree Media: Manufacturing the Newspaper in Twentieth-Century North America by Michael Stamm

Who Owns the News?: A History of Copyright by Will Slauter

The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia by Michael Clay Carey

Democracy Without Journalism?: Confronting the Misinformation Society by Victor Pickard

Journalism Under Fire: Protecting the Future of Investigative Reporting by Stephen Gillers


T.H. Breen is the author of The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, published last September.
 (February 2020)

Michael Gorra’s books include Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece and The Saddest Words: William Faulkner’s Civil War, which will be published in ­August. He teaches at Smith.
 (July 2020)

Robert G. Kaiser is a former Managing Editor and ­Associate Editor at The Washington Post, for which he reported from ­Vietnam, the Soviet Union, and Washington. His most recent book is Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t. (February 2020)

Andrew Katzenstein is on the editorial staff of The New York Review. (February 2020)

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia ­Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the ­Decline of the American Dream and The Big Test: The Secret ­History of the American Meritocracy.
 (February 2020)

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.
 (July 2020)

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.
 (February 2020)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
(February 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.
 (July 2020)

Justin Quinn’s seventh collection of poems, Shallow Seas, will be published this year. He is a translator from the Czech and teaches at the ­University of West Bohemia. (February 2020)

Madeleine Schwartz is a regular contributor to The New York Review. She won the 2019 European Press Prize for opinion writing. (February 2020)

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

Rory Stewart has been the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Minister of State for Prisons, and Minister 
of State for Africa. He is now the independent candidate for mayor of London.
 (February 2020)

Cintra Wilson is a culture critic, a former New York Times fashion critic, and the author of four books, including Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style and A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-Examined as a Grotesque, Crippling Disease. Her artwork can be seen at (April 2020)

Jan Zábrana (1931–1984) was a Czech poet who published three collections in his lifetime and was best known as a translator from the English and Russian; much of his own work, including his substantial diaries, appeared posthumously. (February 2020)