Experts we’ve interviewed for book recommendations, listed by discipline

 

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.” —Niels Bohr

 

Five Books has been interviewing experts about the best books in their fields of expertise since 2009. Below you can find all the experts we’ve interviewed, listed by profession.

 

In case you’re new to Five Books, the format is: an expert, a topic and the five best books on that topic, explained in an interview. Tip: you’ll normally learn quite a lot about the topic from our interviews, even if you don’t get around to reading all the books.

Anthropologists

Architects & Architectural Historians

Art Historians, Critics & Curators

Artists & Art Critics

Biographers

Biologists

Broadcasters

Cartoonists & Illustrators

Children

Children's Authors

Classicists

Comedians & Humorists

Cooks & Food Writers

Development & Aid Workers (see also Economists)

Diplomats & Former Diplomats

Economists

Entrepreneurs & Business People

Environmentalists

Film Critics & Scholars

Film Directors

Foreign Correspondents

Fund Managers & Investors

Gardeners & Gardening Experts

Historians

Historical Novelists

Intelligence Agents & Analysts

International Relations

Journalists

Lawyers

Librarians

Linguists

Literary Scholars

Magicians

Mathematicians

Medical Scientists

Memoirists

Military Historians & Veterans

Miscellaneous

Musicians, Music Critics & Scholars

Nonprofit Leaders & Activists

Novelists

Painters

Philosophers

Photographers

Physicists

Poets

Political Commentators

Political Scientists

Politicians

Psychologists

Publishers

Science Writers

Scientists

Short Story Writers

Social Scientists

Sociologists

Sportspersons & Sportswriters

Teachers

Technologists

Theatre Critics

Theologians & Historians of Religion

Thriller and Crime Writers

Translators

Travel Writers

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