Poets Shara McCallum and Karen Solie channel Scotland through historical fiction and the deep-seated malaise of modernity.
Farrar Straus and Giroux
Plunder Dissects Napoleon’s Obsession with Stealing Art
Using a mix of art, military, and intellectual history, Cynthia Saltzman argues that controlling art is a powerful way to control hearts and minds.
A Data Artist’s Guide to Putting People (and Privacy) First
With Living In Data, Jer Thorp demonstrates the importance of enabling people to participate in the process of creating and telling the stories behind data.
Rachel Cusk Intertwines Art with Healthy Skepticism
A fiercely odd, even unfashionably allegorical book, Second Place would be disappointing if it weren’t so bafflingly good.
Poems in the Language of Death
Paul Celan’s truest homeland, paradoxically, was the German language — the language of the Nazis who imprisoned him in a forced labor camp and murdered his parents.
A New, Feminist Translation of Beowulf
Maria Dahvana Headley’s breathtakingly audacious and idiomatically rich Beowulf: A New Translation is a breath of iconoclastically fresh air blowing through the old tale’s stuffy mead-hall atmosphere.
When Capri Was the Place to Be
Jamie James gives a full, intriguing, detailed history of the island’s visitors and expats, a wild panoply of writers, artists, rogues, madmen and madwomen, and thieves.
Digging Into Memory and Time
John Koethe can be mordant, bleak, anguished, humorous, tender, and even sweet.
Not Settled: An Interview with Adam Zagajewski
Zagajewski consistently writes with lightness, wit, and a dry sense of irony that never shades into cynicism or self-satisfaction.