Wanting Wrong

Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey

Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, translated from the Spanish by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff

Family Values

Adèle by Leila Slimani, translated from the French by Sam Taylor

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani, translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Sex and Lies by Leila Slimani, translated from the French by Sophie Lewis

Le Pays des Autres: Première Partie: La guerre, la guerre, la guerre by Leila Slimani

Less Punishment, More Justice

Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal by Alexandra Natapoff

Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration by Rachel Elise Barkow

How to Fix Child Poverty

Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty by Jeff Madrick

A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, edited by Greg Duncan and Suzanne Le Menestrel

Water Music

Nobody: A Hymn to the Sea by Alice Oswald

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

Memorial: A Version of Homer’s Iliad by Alice Oswald, with an afterword by Eavan Boland

Weeds and Wild Flowers by Alice Oswald, with etchings by Jessica Greenman

Spacecraft Voyager I: New and Selected Poems by Alice Oswald

Racism on the Road

Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights by Gretchen Sorin

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy Taylor


Esther Allen, a Professor at Baruch and the CUNY Graduate Center, is the editor and translator of José Martí: Selected Writings. She is currently writing a biography of Martí.
 (July 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)

Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times, is the author of A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century.
(July 2020)

Rachel Donadio is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and former Rome Bureau Chief and European Cultural Correspondent for The New York Times. (July 2020)

Anne Enright is a Professor of Creative Writing at ­University College Dublin. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Granta, among other publications. She has published more than half a dozen novels, including, most recently, Actress.
 (July 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)

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, was published last year.
 (July 2020)

Maya Jasanoff is the X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. Her latest book is The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.
 (July 2020)

Daniel J. Kevles is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale, a visiting scholar at NYU Law School, and a sometime lecturer at the Columbia School of Journalism. His works include The Physicists, In the Name of Eugenics, and, most recently, Heirloom Fruits of America: Selections from the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection.
 (July 2020)

Ben Lerner’s latest novel, The Topeka School, was published last year. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College. (July 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)

Regina Marler is the author of Bloomsbury Pie: The Making of the Bloomsbury Boom. She edited Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America on to Sex and Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell. (July 2020)

Mark Mazower is the Director of the Columbia Institute of Ideas and Imagination in Paris and the Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia. He is the author, most recently, of What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home.
 (July 2020)

Ange Mlinko is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Florida. Her fifth book of poems is Distant Mandate.
 (July 2020)

Dan Nadel is the Curator at Large for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California at 
Davis. His books include Return to Romance: The Strange Love Stories of Ogden Whitney and the forthcoming Peter Saul: Professional ­Artist Correspondence, 1945–1976.
 (July 2020)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His most recent book is The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. (October 2020)

Sarah A. Seo is a Professor at Columbia Law School and the author of Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed ­American Freedom. (July 2020)

Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer and an Associate Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of The Old Drift, a novel.
 (July 2020)

Gary Younge is a British author, journalist, and broadcaster. He is also a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester and a Type Media Fellow. Among his five books are No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South, Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States, and Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives. (July 2020)

francine j. harris’s third collection of poetry, Here Is the Sweet Hand, will be published this summer. She is an Associate ­Professor of English at the University of Houston. (July 2020)