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LISA APPIGNANESI is Chair of the Royal So­ci­ety of Lit­er­a­ture and of this year’s Man Booker In­ter­na­tional Prize. She is the au­thor of Mad, Bad, and Sad: A His­tory of Women and the Mind Doc­tors and Los­ing the Dead. Her next book, Ev­ery­day Mad­ness, will be pub­lished in Septem­ber. CATHER­INE BAR­NETT is the au­thor of Into Per­fect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced and The Game of Boxes, which won the James Laugh­lin Award of the Academy of Amer­i­can Po­ets. She teaches at NYU and Hunter Col­lege. Hu­man Hours, her third col­lec­tion of po­ems, will be pub­lished in Septem­ber. 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 most re­cent book is En­gines of Lib­erty: How Cit­i­zen Move­ments Suc­ceed. JON DAY is a lec­turer in English lit­er­a­ture at King’s Col­lege Lon­don and the au­thor of Cy­clo­geog­ra­phy: Jour­neys of a Lon­don Bi­cy­cle Courier. NOAH FELD­MAN is the Felix Frank­furter Pro­fes­sor at Har­vard Law School and a colum­nist for Bloomberg Opin­ion. His most re­cent book is The Three Lives of James Madi­son: Ge­nius, Par­ti­san, Pres­i­dent. JAMES FEN­TON is a Bri­tish poet and lit­er­ary critic. From 1994 un­til 1999, he was Ox­ford Pro­fes­sor of Po­etry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pin­ter Prize. He is the au­thor of School of Ge­nius: A His­tory of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most re­cently, Yel­low Tulips: Po­ems, 1968–2011. OR­LANDO FIGES is Pro­fes­sor of His­tory at Birk­beck Col­lege, Univer­sity of Lon­don. His lat­est book is Revo­lu­tion­ary Rus­sia, 1891–1991: A His­tory. ROY FOS­TER is Pro­fes­sor of Ir­ish His­tory and Lit­er­a­ture at Queen Mary Univer­sity of Lon­don and Emer­i­tus Pro­fes­sor of Ir­ish His­tory at Ox­ford. His most re­cent book is Vivid Faces: The Revo­lu­tion­ary Gen­er­a­tion in Ire­land, 1890–1923. MICHAEL GORRA’s books in­clude Por­trait of a Novel: Henry James and the Mak­ing of an Amer­i­can Mas­ter­piece and The Bells in Their Si­lence: Trav­els through Ger­many. He teaches English at Smith. MAX in­clud­ing HAST­INGS Catas­tro­phe is the 1914: au­thor Europe of many Goes books to War on and mil­i­tary In­ferno: his­tory, The World 1945–75, at will War, be 1939–45. pub­lished His in new Oc­to­ber. book, Viet­nam: An Epic Tragedy, JIM HOLT’s lat­est book is When Ein­stein Walked with Gödel. HERMIONE LEE was Pres­i­dent of Wolfson Col­lege, Ox­ford, from 2008 un­til 2017. Her most re­cent book is a bi­og­ra­phy of Penelope Fitzger­ald. MIN JIN LEE’s novel Pachinko was a fi­nal­ist for the Na­tional Book Award in fic­tion. PAUL LEVY is the ed­i­tor of The Let­ters of Lyt­ton Stra­chey. He wrote about Ritz and Es­coffier in Out to Lunch. JANET MAL­COLM’s lat­est book is Forty-one False Starts: Es­says on Artists and Writ­ers. Her next es­say col­lec­tion, No­body’s Look­ing at You, will be pub­lished next year. RUTH MARGALIT is an Is­raeli writer liv­ing in New York. Her es­says have ap­peared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Mag­a­zine. IAN McEWAN’s most re­cent novel is Nut­shell. ALISSA QUART’s new book is Squeezed: Why Our Fam­i­lies Can’t Af­ford Amer­ica. BAR­BARA EHREN­RE­ICH’s most re­cent book, Nat­u­ral Causes: An Epi­demic of Well­ness, the Cer­tainty of Dy­ing, and Killing Our­selves to Live Longer, was pub­lished in April. They founded and run the Eco­nomic Hard­ship Re­port­ing Project, a jour­nal­ism non­profit that cov­ers in­come in­equal­ity. AN­DREW STARK is a Pro­fes­sor of Strate­gic Man­age­ment and of Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence at the Univer­sity of Toronto. His most re­cent book is The Con­so­la­tions of Mor­tal­ity: Mak­ing Sense of Death. ADAM THIRLWELL’s lat­est novel is Lurid and Cute. COLIN THUBRON is a Pres­i­dent Emer­i­tus of the Royal So­ci­ety of Lit­er­a­ture and the au­thor of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most re­cently, Night of Fire, a novel.

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