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.