Charm Defensive

Life Isn’t Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner

Eileen Gray’s Infinite Possibilities

Eileen Gray an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York City, February 29–October 28, 2020. (The gallery is temporarily closed, and will reopen on October 13.)

Eileen Gray: Her Life and Work by Peter Adam

Eileen Gray: E.1027, 1926–1929 by Wilfried Wang, Peter Adam, and others

Eileen Gray: A House Under the Sun by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Zosia Dzierżawska

In Conversation with Eileen Gray a documentary film by Michael Pitiot

Gray Matters a documentary film by Marco Orsini

The Price of Desire a film by Mary McGuckian

Bliss in That Dawn

Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the World by Jonathan Bate

The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths, and Their Year of Marvels by Adam Nicolson, with woodcuts and paintings by Tom Hammick

William Wordsworth: A Life, Second Edition by Stephen Gill

No Barbarians Necessary

The Tragedy of Empire: From Constantine to the Destruction of Roman Italy by Michael Kulikowski

Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity by Walter Scheidel

King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne by Janet L. Nelson


Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe by Anthony Grafton

When Novels Were Books by Jordan Alexander Stein


David A. Bell is the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the History Department at Princeton. His book Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolutions has just been published.
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Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (September 2020)

Sarah Boxer is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the author of two cartoon novels, In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-­Bestiary and its sequel, Mother May I?: A Post-Floydian Folly.
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Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and, most recently, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early 
Christianity. (September 2020)

Simon Callow is an English actor and director who has written about Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Charles Laughton, and Oscar Wilde. His latest book, with Derry Moore, is London’s Great Theatres. (September 2020)

Edwidge Danticat’s most recent book is Everything Inside: Stories. (September 2020)

Anne Diebel works as a private investigator with QRI in New York City. (September 2020)

Martin Filler’s article “The Dark Lady of High Tech,” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine (January 27, 1980), was one of the first critical reappraisals of Eileen Gray’s career to appear in the popular press after her death. (September 2020)

Ruth Franklin’s most recent book, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. (September 2020)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the co­author, with Pamela Hartzband, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. (September 2020)

Saskia Hamilton is the author of three books of poetry, including Corridor. She is the editor, most recently, of The Dolphin Letters, 1970–1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle. She teaches at Barnard. (September 2020)

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.
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Jay Caspian Kang is a Writer-at-Large for The New York Times Magazine and the author of the forthcoming book The Loneliest Americans. (September 2020)

Adam Kirsch is an Editor at The Wall Street Journal’s weekend Review section and the author, most recently, of the essay collection Who Wants to Be a Jewish Writer? (September 2020)

Hari Kunzru’s latest novel, Red Pill, and his new podcast, Into the Zone, have just been released.
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Robert Kuttner is a Cofounder and Coeditor of The American Prospect and a Professor at Brandeis’s Heller School. His latest book is The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy. (September 2020)

Janet Malcolm’s latest book is Nobody’s Looking at You, a collection of essays. (September 2020)

Paul Muldoon is the Howard G.B. Clark University Professor at Princeton. His fourteenth collection of poems, Howdie-Skelp, will be published in 2021. (September 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)

Leah Price’s books include What We Talk About When We Talk About Books, How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain, and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel. She directs the Rutgers Initiative for the Book.
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José Manuel Prieto is a novelist, translator, and Associate Professor at Seton Hall. His latest book is La Revolución Cubana Explicada a Los Taxistas. (September 2020)

David Shulman’s Freedom and Despair: Notes from the South Hebron Hills was published in 2018. He is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in 2016. (September 2020)

Susan Tallman is an art historian living in Chicago and Berlin. She is currently working on a book about the prints of Kerry James Marshall.
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Ed Vulliamy has been a reporter for The Guardian and The Observer for over thirty years. His most recent book is Louder Than Bombs: A Life with Music, War, and Peace. (September 2020)

Larry Wolff is the Silver Professor of History at NYU, the Executive Director of the Remarque Institute at NYU, the Codirector of NYU Florence, and the author of The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon. (September 2020)