Sunday, January 01, 2012

2012 Literary Highlights

Novels
1. Dare Me (Reagan Arthur Books, 2012) / Megan Abbott
2. The Liars’ Gospel (Viking, 2012) / Naomi Alderman
3. A Trick I Learned from Dead Men (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Kitty Aldridge
4. Equal of the Sun (Scribner, 2012) / Anita Amirrezvani
5. Lionel Asbo (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Martin Amis
6. What the Family Needed (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Steven Amsterdam
7. True Believers (Random House, 2012) / Kurt Andersen
8. Carry the One (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Carol Anshaw
9. The Sins of the Father (Macmillan, 2012) / Jeffrey Archer
10. After Such Kindness (Tindal Street Press, 2012) / Gaynor Arnold

11. Hope: A Tragedy (Riverhead, 2012) / Shalom Auslander
12. The Last Nude (Riverhead, 2012) / Ellis Avery
13. Pure (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) / Julianna Baggott
14. The Undertow (published as The Picture Book in the UK) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Jo Baker
15. The Gilly Salt Sisters (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) / Tiffany Baker
16. The Detour (trans. from the Dutch by David Colmer) (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Gerbrand Bakker
17. Stonemouth (Little, Brown, 2012) / Iain Banks
18. Ancient Light (Viking/Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / John Banville
19. Trust Your Eyes (New American Library, 2012) / Linwood Barclay
20. The Yips (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Nicola Barker

21. Toby’s Room (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) / Pat Barker
22. In the Kingdom of Men (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Kim Barnes
23. The Yellow Emperor’s Cure (Overlook Press, 2012) / Kunal Basu
24. The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre, 2012) / Ned Beauman
25. Finders Keepers (Bantam Press, 2012) / Belinda Bauer
26. The O’Briens (Pantheon, 2012) / Peter Behrens
27. The Age of Hope (Phyllis Bruce, 2012) / David Bergen
28. The Adoption (Ebury Press, 2012) / Anne Berry
29. HHhH (trans. from the French by Sam Taylor) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Harvill Secker, 2012) / Laurent Binet
30. Vengeance (Henry Holt/Mantle, 2012) / Benjamin Black

31. The Sandcastle Girls (Doubleday, 2012) / Chris Bohjalian
32. The Night Swimmer (Scribner, 2012) / Matt Bondurant
33. The Knot (HarperCollins, 2011) / Jane Borodale
34. The Tinsmith (Brindle & Glass, 2012) / Tim Bowling
35. Waiting for Sunrise (Bloomsbury, 2012) / William Boyd
36. San Miguel (Viking, 2012) / T.C. Boyle
37. A Million Heavens (McSweeney’s, 2012) / John Brandon
38. The Hot Country (Mysterious Press, 2012) / Robert Olen Butler
39. On the Floor (Serpent’s Tail, 2012) / Aifric Campbell
40. The Chemistry of Tears (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Peter Carey

41. Hell or High Water (Thomas Dunne Books, 2012) / Joy Castro
42. Telegraph Avenue (Harper, 2012) / Michael Chabon
43. Beautiful Lies (Harvill Secker/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Clare Clark
44. The Black Box (Little, Brown/Orion, 2012) / Michael Connelly
45. The Wrath of Angels (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / John Connolly
46. England’s Lane (Quercus, 2012) / Joseph Connolly
47. The Crime of Julian Wells (Mysterious Press, 2012) / Thomas H. Cook
48. 1356 (HarperCollins, 2012) / Bernard Cornwell
49. The Twelve (Orion/Ballantine, 2012) / Justin Cronin
50. The Unpierced Heart (Penguin, 2012) / Kim Darby

51. The Mirrored World (Harper, 2012) / Debra Dean
52. The Bartender’s Tale (Riverhead, 2012) / Ivan Doig
53. The Purple Shroud (Virago, 2012) / Stella Duffy
54. Talulla Rising (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Glen Duncan
55. The Greatcoat (Hammer, 2012) / Helen Dunmore
56. Wild Abandon (Random House, 2012) / Joe Dunthorne
57. The Zenith (trans. from the Vietnamese by Stephen B. Young and Hoa Pham Young) (Viking, 2012) / Duong Thu Huong
58. The White Shadow (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Andrea Eames
59. This Is Paradise (Picador, 2012) / Will Eaves
60. The Devil’s Beat (Doubleday, 2012) / Robert Edric

61. The Lost Prince (Dutton Adult, 2012) / Selden Edwards
62. A Hologram for the King (McSweeney’s, 2012) / Dave Eggers
63. The Malice of Fortune (Doubleday, 2012) / Michael Ennis
64. The Missing Shade of Blue (Abacus, 2012) / Jennie Erdal
65. The Round House (Harper, 2012) / Louise Erdrich
66. Safe House (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Chris Ewan
67. A Small Circus (trans. from the German by Michael Hofmann) (Penguin Classics, 2012) / Hans Fallada
68. The Flying Man (Headline Review, 2012) / Roopa Farooki
69. A Possible Life (Hutchinson/Henry Holt, 2012) / Sebastian Faulks
70. An Inventory of Heaven (Corsair, 2012) / Jane Feaver

71. The Midwife’s Daughter (Penguin, 2012) / Patricia Ferguson
72. 419 (Viking Canada, 2012) / Will Ferguson
73. Gone Girl (Crown, 2012) / Gillian Flynn
74. Canada (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Richard Ford
75. The Meaning of Grace (Vintage Australia, 2012) / Deborah Forster
76. Miss Havisham (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Ronald Frame
77. Make It Stay (The Permanent Press, 2012) / Joan Frank
78. Goodbye For Now (Doubleday, 2012) / Laurie Frankel
79. Skios (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Michael Frayn
80. Broken Harbor (Viking, 2012) / Tana French

81. The Newlyweds (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Nell Freudenberger
82. The White Pearl (Sphere, 2012) / Kate Furnivall
83. Shadows on the Nile (Sphere, 2012) / Kate Furnivall
84. A Perfectly Good Man (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Patrick Gale
85. Boneland (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Alan Garner
86. Believing the Lie (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / Elizabeth George
87. The Lighthouse Road (Unbridled Books, 2012) / Peter Geye
88. Fault Line (Bantam Press, 2012) / Robert Goddard
89. Heading Out to Wonderful (Algonquin Books, 2012) / Robert Goolrick
90. No Time Like the Present (Bloomsbury/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Nadine Gordimer

91. A Humble Companion (Quercus, 2012) / Laurie Graham
92. Sarah Thornhill (Canongate, 2012) / Kate Grenville
93. The Racketeer (Doubleday/Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / John Grisham
94. Arcadia (Voice/Hyperion, 2012) / Lauren Groff
95. The Big Music (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Kirsty Gunn
96. The Grief of Others (Clerkenwell, 2012) / Leah Hager Cohen
97. The Prisoner of Paradise (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Romesh Gunesekara
98. Carnival (House of Anansi Press, 2012) / Rawi Hage
99. Kind of Cruel (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / Sophie Hannah
100. Painter of Silence (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Georgina Harding

101. Angelmaker (William Heinemann/Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Nick Harkaway
102. Peaches for Father Francis (published as Peaches for Monsieur le Curé in the UK) (Viking, 2012) / Joanne Harris
103. Enchantments (Random House/Fourth Estate, 2012) / Kathryn Harrison
104. All Is Song (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Samantha Harvey
105. The Good Father (Doubleday, 2012) / Noah Hawley
106. Long Time, No See (Viking, 2012) / Dermot Healy
107. Scenes from Early Life (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Philip Hensher
108. In Sunlight and in Shadow (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Mark Helprin
109. Carnival for the Dead (Macmillan, 2012) / David Hewson
110. A Question of Identity (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Susan Hill

111. Dolly: A Ghost Story (Profile Books, 2012) / Susan Hill
112. In the Orchard, the Swallows (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Peter Hobbs
113. The Mattress House (trans. from the German by Jamie Bulloch) (MacLehose Press, 2012) / Paulus Hochgatterer
114. The Elephant Keepers’ Children (trans. from the Danish by Martin Aitken) (Harvill Secker/Other Press, 2012) / Peter Høeg
115. May We Be Forgiven (Viking, 2012) / A.M. Homes
116. My Policeman (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Bethan Hughes
117. Infrared (Black Cat/Grove Press, 2012) / Nancy Huston
118. In One Person (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / John Irving
119. Requiem (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012) / Frances Itani
120. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) / Joshilyn Jackson

121. Zoo Time (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Howard Jacobson
122. Little Bones (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Janette Jenkins
123. The Uninvited (Bloomsbury UK, 2012) / Liz Jensen
124. The Boy Who Could See Demons (Piatkus, 2012) / Carolyn Jess-Cooke
125. The Orphan Master’s Son (Random House, 2012) / Adam Johnson
126. The Uninvited Guests (Harper/Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Sadie Jones
127. Another Country (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Anjali Joseph
128. The Illicit Happiness of Other People (John Murray, 2012) / Manu Joseph
129. Some Kind of Fairy Tale (Gollancz/Doubleday, 2012) / Graham Joyce
130. The Vanishers (Doubleday, 2012) / Heidi Julavits

131. Come to the Edge (Quercus, 2012) / Joanna Kavenna
132. The Translation of the Bones (Scribner, 2012) / Francesca Kay
133. Mo Said She Was Quirky (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) / James Kelman
134. The Daughters of Mars (Sceptre, 2012) / Thomas Keneally
135. The Devil I Know (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Claire Kilroy
136. Big Ray (Bloomsbury USA/Bloomsbury Circus, 2012) / Michael Kimball
137. Flight Behavior (Harper, 2012) / Barbara Kingsolver
138. The Prophet (Little, Brown, 2012) / Michael Koryta
139. The Village (Viking, 2012) / Nikita Lalwani
140. Capital (Faber & Faber/W.W. Norton, 2012) / John Lanchester

141. Defending Jacob (Delacorte Press/Random House, 2012) / William Landay
142. The Devil in Silver (Spiegel & Grau, 2012) / Victor LaValle
143. The Collective (W.W. Norton, 2012) / Don Lee
144. Joy (William Heinemann, 2012) / Jonathan Lee
145. Live by Night (William Morrow/Little, Brown, 2012) / Dennis Lehane
146. Familiar (Graywolf Press, 2012) / J. Robert Lennon
147. Swimming Home (And Other Stories/Faber & Faber/Bloomsbury USA, 2012) / Deborah Levy
148. Various Pets Alive and Dead (Fig Tree, 2012) / Marina Lewycka
149. The Sugar-Frosted Nutsack (Little, Brown, 2012) / Mark Leyner
150. The Colour of Milk (Fig Tree/Ecco, 2012) / Nell Leyshon

151. Mr g (Pantheon, 2012) / Alan Lightman
152. The Innocents (Avon/HarperCollins Publishers, 2012) / Laura Lippman
153. Young Philby (Thomas Dunne Books, 2012) / Robert Littell
154. How It All Began (Penguin USA, 2012) / Penelope Lively
155. The Flight of Gemma Hardy (Harper/HarperCollins, 2012) / Margot Livesey
156. One Good Hustle (Random House Canada, 2012) / Billie Livingston
157. The Cutting Season (Harper/Serpent’s Tail, 2012) / Attica Locke
158. Under the Same Stars (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Tim Lott
159. Truth Like the Sun (Alfred A. Knopf, 1012) / Jim Lynch
160. The Sweet Girl (Random House Canada, 2012) / Annabel Lyon

161. Watergate (Pantheon, 2012) / Thomas Mallon
162. The Guardians (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Granta Books, 2012) / Sarah Manguso
163. Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate/Henry Holt, 2012) / Hilary Mantel
164. The Flame Alphabet (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Ben Marcus
165. Thunder and Rain (Center Street, 2012) / Charles Martin
166. History of a Pleasure Seeker (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Richard Mason
167. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (published as Trapeze in the US) (Other Press/Little, Brown, 2012) / Simon Mawer
168. The Lewis Man (Quercus, 2012) / Peter May
169. The Marseille Caper (Quercus/Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Peter Mayle
170. Sweet Tooth (Jonathan Cape/Nan A. Talese, 2012) / Ian McEwan

171. Gathering of Waters (Akashic Books, 2012) / Bernice L. McFadden
172. The Virgin Cure (Harper, 2012) / Ami McKay
173. Why Men Lie (Random House Canada/Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Linden McIntyre
174. The Heart Broke In (Canongate, 2012) / James Meek
175. The Son (Random House, 2012) / Philipp Meyer
176. Pure (Turnaround Books, 2012) / Timothy Mo
177. Heft (W.W. Norton, 2012) / Liz Moore
178. The Life of Objects (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Susanna Moore
179. The Chaperone (Riverhead, 2012) / Laura Moriarty
180. The Roundabout Man (Sceptre, 2012) / Clare Morrall

181. Close Your Eyes (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Ewan Morrison
182. Home (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Toni Morrison
183. The Secret Keeper (Atria, 2012) / Kate Morton
184. Citadel (Orion, 2012) / Kate Mosse
185. Silver: Return to Treasure Island (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Andrew Motion
186. The Hunger Angel (trans. from the German by Philip Boehm) (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt/Portobello Books, 2012) / Herta Müller
187. Three Strong Women (trans. from the French by John Fletcher) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Marie NDiaye
188. Stolen Souls (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Stuart Neville
189. John Saturnall’s Feast (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Lawrence Norfolk
190. Mudwoman (Ecco, 2012) / Joyce Carol Oates

191. The Healing (Knopf Doubleday, 2012) / Jonathan Odell
192. Inside (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Alix Ohlin
193. Restoration (Ecco, 2012) / Olaf Olafsson
194. The Coldest Night (Algonquin, 2012) / Robert Olmstead
195. The Odds (Viking Adult, 2012) / Stewart O’Nan
196. The Forgiven (Hogarth, 2012) / Lawrence Osborne
197. American Ghost (Scribner, 2012) / Janis Owens
198. The Truth (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012) / Michael Palin
199. Silent House (trans. from the Turkish by Robert Finn) (Alfred A. Knopf/Faber & Faber, 2012) / Orhan Pamuk
200. The Light of Amsterdam (Bloomsbury, 2012) / David Park

201. The Server (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Tim Parks
202. The Mill for Grinding Old People Young (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Glenn Patterson
203. The Technologists (Random House, 2012) / Matthew Pearl
204. The Beautiful Mystery (Minotaur Books, 2012) / Louise Penny
205. The Street Sweeper (Riverhead, 2012) / Elliot Perlman
206. Come In and Cover Me (Riverhead, 2012) / Gin Phillips
207. The Queen’s Lover (Penguin Press, 2017) / Francine du Plessix Grey
208. Hide Me Among the Graves (William Morrow, 2012) / Tim Powers
209. The Revelations (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Alex Preston
210. The Conductor (Head of Zeus, 2012) / Sarah Quigley

211. The Streets (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Anthony Quinn
212. The Divine Comedy (Atlantic Books, 2012) / Craig Raine
213. Standing in Another Man’s Grave (Orion, 2012) / Ian Rankin
214. The Cove (Canongate Books/Ecco, 2012) / Ron Rash
215. This Is Life (Canongate, 2012) / Dan Rhodes
216. The Wolf Gift (Alfred A. Knopf/Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Anne Rice
217. Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (Sandstone Press, 2012) / David Adam Richards
218. The Emperor of Paris (Doubleday Canada, 2012) / C.S. Richardson
219. The Imposter Bride (HarperCollins Publishers, 2012) / Nancy Richler
220. Hawthorn & Child (Granta Books, 2012) / Keith Ridgway

221. Watching the Dark (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / Peter Robinson
222. Say You’re Sorry (Mulholland Books, 2012) / Michael Robotham
223. Archipelago (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Monique Roffey
224. The Detour (Soho Press, 2012) / Andromeda Romano-Lax
225. The House I Loved (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) / Tatiana de Rosnay
226. The Prisoner of Heaven (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012) / Carlos Ruiz Zafón
227. Dominion (Mantle, 2012) / C.J. Sansom
228. Prosperous Friends (Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012) / Christine Schutt
229. Light Falling on Bamboo (Tindal Street Press, 2012) / Lawrence Scott
230. Umbrella (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Will Self

231. The Art Forger (Algonquin Books, 2012) / B.A. Shapiro
232. Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Mary Sharratt
233. The Man Who Rained (Atlantic Books, 2012) / Ali Shaw
234. The New Republic (Harper, 2012) / Lionel Shriver
235. The Selector of Souls (Knopf Canada, 2012) / Shauna Singh Baldwin
236. An Honourable Man (Virago, 2012) / Gillian Slovo
237. NW (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Press, 2012) / Zadie Smith
238. The Forgetting Tree (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) / Tatjana Soli
239. This Bright River (Reagan Arthur Books, 2012) / Patrick Somerville
240. The Purchase (McClelland & Stewart, 2012) / Linda Spalding

241. The Winter Palace (Doubleday Canada/Random House Canada, 2012) / Eva Stachniak
242. At Last (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 212) / Edward St. Aubyn
243. The Pink Hotel (Alma Books, 2012) / Anna Stothard
244. Between Heaven and Here (McSweeney’s, 2012) / Susan Straight
245. Mrs. God (Pegasus, 2012) / Peter Straub
246. The Western Light (Cormorant Books, 2012) / Susan Swan
247. Wish You Were Here (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Graham Swift
248. The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books/Weinstein Books, 2012) / Tan Twan Eng
249. Secondhand Daylight (Corsair, 2012) / D.J. Taylor
250. The Road to Urbino (HarperPress/Abacus, 2012) / Roma Tearne

251. The Story of My Assassins (Melville House, 2012) / Tarun J. Tejpal
252. The Beautiful Child (Peter Owen, 2012) / Emma Tennant
253. Dogs at the Perimeter (Granta Books, 2012) / Madeleine Thien
254. Helsinki White (Putnam Adult, 2012) / James Thompson
255. Flight (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Adam Thorpe
256. Mateship with Birds (Picador, 2012) / Carrie Tiffany
257. The Right-Hand Shore (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Christopher Tilghman
258. The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (William Morrow, 2012) / Charles Todd
259. The Testament of Mary (Scribner, 2012) / Colm Tóibín
260. Orders from Berlin (Harper Collins, 2012) / Simon Tolkien

261. Merivel: A Man of His Time (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Rose Tremain
262. The Beginner’s Goodbye (Knopf/Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Anne Tyler
263. By Blood (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Ellen Ullman
264. The World We Found (Harper, 2012) / Thrity Umrigar
265. The Quality of Mercy (Knopf Doubleday, 2012) / Barry Unsworth
266. Weirdo (Serpent’s Tail, 2012) / Cathi Unsworth
267. Fear in the Sunlight (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Nicola Upson
268. Sanctuary Line (MacLehose Press, 2012) / Jane Urquhart
269. Dirt (Harper, 2012) / David Vann
270. The Magic of Saida (Doubleday Canada, 2012) / M.G. Vassanji

271. The Cleaner of Chartres (Viking, 2012) / Salley Vickers
272. Dublinesque (trans. from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey & Anne McLean) (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Enrique Vila-Matas
273. The Child’s Child (Scribner, 2012) / Barbara Vine
274. Dead Stars (Blue Rider Press, 2012) / Bruce Wagner
275. Beautiful Ruins (Harper/HarperCollins, 2012) / Jess Walter
276. The Deadman’s Pedal (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Alan Warner
277. Habits of the House (Head of Zeus, 2012) / Fay Weldon
278. Hostage (trans. from the French by Catherine Temerson) (Knopf, 2012) / Elie Wiesel
279. Skagboys (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Irvine Welsh
280. The Girl on the Stairs (John Murray, 2012) / Louise Welsh

281. Jack Holmes & His Friend (Bloomsbury/Bloomsbury USA, 2012) / Edmund White
282. The Hanging Garden (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Patrick White
283. A Place to Stop (Salt Publishing, 2012) / Susan Wicks
284. How the Trouble Started (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Robert Williams
285. The Potter’s Hand (Atlantic Books, 2012) / A.N. Wilson
286. Alif the Unseen (Grove Press/Corvus Books, 2012) / G. Willow Wilson
287. Elegy for Eddie (HarperCollins Publishers, 2012) / Jacqueline Winspear
288. The Daylight Gate (Hammer, 2012) / Jeanette Winterson
289. Back to Blood (Little, Brown, 2012) / Tom Wolfe
290. Skeleton Women (Kensington Publishing, 2012) / Mingmei Yip

First Novels
1. A Walk Across the Sun (SilverOaks, 2012) / Corban Addison
2. American Dervish (Little, Brown, 2012) / Ayad Akhtar
3. The Darlings (Pamela Dorman Books, 2012) / Cristina Alger
4. No One Is Here Except All of Us (Riverhead, 2012) / Ramona Ausubel
5. The Middlesteins (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) / Jami Attenberg
6. The Green Shore (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Natalie Bakopoulos
7. The Guilty One (Piatkus, 2012) / Lisa Ballantyne
8. Rocks in the Belly (Serpent’s Tail, 2012) / Jon Bauer
9. What Happened to Sophie Wilder (Tin House Press, 2012) / Christopher R. Beha
10. The Doll Princess (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Tom Benn

11. The Woman Who Dived Into the Heart of the World (published in the US as Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World) (trans. from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman) (Henry Holt/Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Sabina Berman
12. Miss Fuller (Steerforth, 2012) / April Bernard
13. Drowned (Other Press, 2012) / Therese Bohman
14. The People of Forever Are Not Afraid (Hogarth, 2012) / Shani Boianjiu
15. Hinterland (Bloomsbury USA, 2012) / Caroline Brothers
16. Ghosts of Manhattan (Touchstone, 2012) / Douglas Brunt
17. Heart-Shaped Bruise (Headline, 2012) / Tanya Byrne
18. Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea (Viking Adult, 2012) / Morgan Callan Rogers
19. A Land More Kind Than Home (Doubleday/William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2012) / Wiley Cash
20. The Red Chamber (Alfred A. Knopf/Virago Press, 2012) / Pauline A. Chen

21. Forgotten Country (Riverhead, 2012) / Catherine Chung
22. You Came Back (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) / Christopher Coake
23. The Orchardist (Harper/Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012) / Amanda Coplin
24. Breathing on Glass (Little, Brown, 2012) / Jennifer Cryer
25. The Whores’ Asylum (Fig Tree, 2012) /Katy Darby
26. The Language of Men (Hudson Whitman, 2012) / Anthony D’Aries
27. A Small Fortune (Riverhead Books, 2012) / Rosie Dastgir
28. The Book of Jonas (Penguin USA, 2012) / Stephen Dau
29. Summer (Abacus, 2012) / Tom Darling
30. The Starboard Sea (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) / Amber Dermont

31. The Variations (Henry Holt, 2012) / John Donatich
32. Every Contact Leaves a Trace (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Elanor Dymott
33. The Missing Shade of Blue (Abacus, 2012) / Jennie Erdal
34. If This Is Home (Picador, 2012) / Stuart Evers
35. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (Algonquin, 2012) / Jonathan Evison
36. The Mercury Fountain (Akashic Books, 2012) / Eliza Factor
37. The Panopticon (William Heinemann, 2012) / Jenni Fagan
38. Absolution (Atlantic Books, 2012) / Patrick Flanery
39. The Lost Saints of Tennessee (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012) / Amy Franklin-Willis
40. The Report (Portobello Books, 2012) / Jessica Francis Kane

41. Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See (Soho Press, 2012) / Juliann Garey
41. A Good American (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2012) / Alex George
42. City of Women (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2012) / David R. Gillham
43. The White Lie (Short Books, 2012) / Andrea Gillies
44. Shelter (Virago, 2012) / Frances Greenslade
45. The Book of Summers (Headline Review, 2012) / Emylia Hall
46. Tideline (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Penny Hancock
47. The Art of Fielding (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Chad Harbach
48. Penelope (Vintage, 2012) / Rebecca Harrington
49. Girlchild (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Tupelo Hassman
50. Into the Darkest Corner (Myriad/Harper, 2012) / Elizabeth Haynes

51. Can I Get An Amen? (New American Library, 2012) / Sarah Healy
52. The Dog Stars (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Peter Heller
53. The Whipping Club (T.S. Poetry Press, 2012) / Deborah Henry
54. East of Denver (Dutton, 2012) / Gregory Hill
55. Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Kerry Hudson
56. The Last Word (Salt Publishing, 2012) / Mark Illis
57. The Snow Child (Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown/Headline Review, 2012) / Eowyn Ivey
58. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (Hesperus Press/Hyperion, 2012) / Jonas Jonasson
59. All Woman and Springtime (Algonquin Books/Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012) / Brandon W. Jones
60. Wonder Girls (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Catherine Jones

61. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday/Random House, 2012) / Rachel Joyce
62. India Becoming (Riverhead, 2012) / Akash Kapur
63. Mountains of the Moon (Jonathan Cape/Viking, 2012) / I.J. Kay
64. Little Century (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Anna Keesey
65. A Killing in the Hills (Minotauir Books, 2012) / Julia Keller
66. Pakazo (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Roy Kesey
67. The Infinite Tides (Bloomsbury USA, 2012) / Christian Kiefer
68. Gone to the Forest (Free Press, 2012) / Katie Kitamura
69. Tigers in Red Weather (Little, Brown, 2012) / Lisa Klaussmann
70. An Unexpected Guest (Little, Brown, 2012) / Anne Korkeakivi

71. Mrs Queen Takes the Train (Harper, 2012) / William Kuhn
72. The Headmaster’s Wager (Fourth Estate/Hogarth, 2012) / Vincent Lam
73. Alys, Always (Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Scribner, 2012) / Harriet Lane
74. A Violet Season (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Kathy Leonard Czepiel
75. Leaving the Atocha Station (Granta, 2012) / Ben Lerner
76. Beyond the Ties of Blood (Pegasus, 2012) / Florencia Mallon
77. The Dark Winter (Blue Rider Press, 2012) / David Mark
78. Noughties (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) / Ben Masters
79. The Other Half Of Me (Headline Review, 2012) / Morgan McCarthy
80. The Land of Decoration (Henry Holt/Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Grace McCleen

81. The Fall (Headline, 2012) / Claire McGowan
82. Sutton (Hyperion, 2012) / J.R. Moehringer
83. The White Forest (Touchstone Books, 2012) / Adam McOmber
84. The Fever Tree (Viking, 2012) / Jennifer McVeigh
85. The Song of Achilles (Ecco, 2012) / Madeline Miller
86. The Lighthouse (Salt Publishing, 2012) / Alison Moore
87. The Book of Life (Picador, 2012) / Stuart Nadler
88. When All the Lights Are Stripped Away (Marshall Cavendish, 2012) / Sunil Nair
89. Shine Shine Shine (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) / Lydia Netzer
90. Breed (Mulholland Books, 2012) / Chase Novak (Scott Spencer)

91. Cascade (Viking, 2012) / Maryanne O’Hara
92. The Spider King’s Daughter (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Chibundu Onuzo
93. Park Lane (Virago, 2012) / Frances Osborne
94. The Ruins of Us (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Keija Parssinen
95. The Expats (Faber & Faber/Crown, 2012) / Chris Pavone
96. In Between Days (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Andrew Porter
97. The Yellow Birds (Little, Brown/Sceptre, 2012) / Kevin Powers
98. The Heat of the Sun (Atlantic Books/Henry Holt, 2012) / David Rain
99. The Jump Artist (Viking, 2012) / Austin Ratner
100. In the Shadow of the Banyan (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Vaddey Ratner

101. Signs of Life (Macmillan, 2012) / Anna Raverat
102. The Man from Primrose Lane (Sarah Crichton Books, 2012) / James Renner
103. Snake Ropes (Sceptre, 2012) / Jess Richards
104. Tell the Wolves I’m Home (The Dial Press/Macmillan, 2012) / Carol Rifka Brunt
105. The Lifeboat (Virago/Reagan Arthur Books, 2012) / Charlotte Rogan
106. The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown, 2012) / J.K. Rowling
107. The Innocents (Chatto & Windus/Hyperion, 2012) / Francesca Segal
108. Broadway Baby (Algonquin Books, 2012) / Alan Shapiro
109. The English Monster (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Lloyd Shepherd
110. The Little Russian (Counterpoint, 2012) / Susan Sherman

111. Seating Arrangements (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Maggie Shipstead
112. The Twelve Rooms of the Nile (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Enid Shomer
113. The Light Between Oceans (Doubleday/Scribner, 2012) / M.L. Stedman
114. Wild Girls (Scribner, 2012) / Mary Stewart Atwell
115. The Iguana Tree (Hub City Press, 2012) / Michel Stone
116. Sussex Drive (Random House Canada, 2012) / Linda Svendsen
117. The Black Isle (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) / Sandi Tan
118. Nacropolis (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Jeet Thayil
119. Communion Town (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Sam Thompson
120. The Age of Miracles (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Karen Thompson Walker

121. Ru (trans. from the French by Sheila Fischman) (Random House Canada, 2012) / Kim Thúy
122. The Painted Bridge (Simon & Schuster/Scribner, 2012) / Wendy Wallace
123. Juliet in August (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2012) / Dianne Warren
124. Wilderness (Bloomsbury US, 2012) / Lance Weller
125. Care of Wooden Floors (HarperPress, 2012) / Will Wiles
126. Ashenden (Fig Tree, 2012) / Elizabeth Wilhide
127. The Pleasures of Men (Michael Joseph, 2012) / Kate Williams
128. The Twenty-Year Death (Hard Case Crime, 2012) / Ariel S. Winter
129. The Bellwether Revivals (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Benjamin Wood
130. Those We Love Most (Voice, 2012) / Lee Woodruff

131. The Golden Hour (NAL Trade, 2012) / Margaret Wurtele
132. The Girl Below (William Morrow, 2012) / Bianca Zander

Stories
1. Dark Lies the Island (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Kevin Barry
2. The Likes of Us (Parthian Books, 2012) / Stan Barstow
3. The Source of Life and Other Stories (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012) / Beth Bosworth
4. The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories of Jonathan Carroll (Subterranean, 2012) / Jonathan Carroll
5. Stay Awake (Ballantine Books, 2012) / Dan Chaon
6. Four New Messages (Graywolf Press, 2012) / Joshua Cohen
7. Tea at the Midland and Other Stories (Comma Press, 2012) / David Constantine
8. The China Factory (Stinging Fly Press, 2012) / Mary Costello
9. Astray (Little, Brown, 2012) / Emma Donoghue
10. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Alfred A. Knopf/Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012) / Nathan Englander

11. Enchantment: New and Selected Stories (Counterpoint, 2012) / Thaisa Frank
12. The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012 (Anchor, 2012) / Laura Furman (ed.)
13. The World (Hamish Hamilton Canada, 2012) / Bill Gaston
14. Married Love (Jonathan Cape/Harper Perennial, 2012) / Tessa Hadley
15. The Christmas Kid and Other Brooklyn Stories (Little, Brown, 2012) / Pete Hamill
16. She Loves Me Not: New & Selected Stories (Scribner, 2012) / Ron Hansen
17. A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String (Doubleday, 2012) / Joanne Harris
18. Sleeping Funny (Doubleday Canada, 2012) / Miranda Hill
19. The Last Dance and Other Stories (Headline Review, 2012) / Victoria Hislop
20. Aerogrammes (Knopf, 2012) / Tania James

21. Art in Nature (trans. from the Swedish by Thomas Teal) (Sort Of Books, 2012) / Tove Jansson
22. Suddenly, a Knock on the Door (trans. from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston, Miriam Shlensinger & Nathan Englander) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Etgar Keret
23. Drifting House (Faber & Faber/Viking Adult, 2012) / Krys Lee
24. Light Lifting (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Alexander MacLeod
25. Birds of a Lesser Paradise (Scribner, 2012) / Megan Mayhew Bergman
26. Dear Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Alice Munro
27. Where Have You Been? (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Joseph O’Connor
28. Black Dahlia & White Rose (Ecco, 2010) / Joyce Carol Oates
29. Signs and Wonders (Vintage, 2012) / Alix Ohlin
30. I Am an Executioner: Love Stories (Knopf, 2012) / Rajesh Parameswaran

31. Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain (W.W. Norton, 2012) / Lucia Perillo
32. Furnace (Freight Books, 2012) / Wayne Price
33. Interventions: A Novella & Three Stories (Down East Books, 2012) / Richard Russo
34. Shout Her Lovely Name (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Natalie Serber
35. Loving You the Way I Do (Black Lawrence Press, 2012) / Ron Savage
36. Summer Lies (Pamtheon/Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012) / Bernhard Schlink
37. The Book of Mischief: New & Selected Stories (Graywolf Press, 2012) / Steve Stern
38. Other People We Married (Riverhead, 2012) / Emma Straub
39. Collected Short Stories (Virago Press, 2012) / Elizabeth Taylor
40. Monstress (Ecco, 2012) / Lysley Tenorio

41. Close Is Fine (Ooligan Press, 2012) / Eliot Treichel
42. Sweet Talk (Other Press, 2012) / Stephanie Vaughn
43. Whirl Away (Thomas Allen, 2012) / Russell Wangersky
44. Battleborn (Riverhead, 2012) / Claire Vaye Watkins
45. Vicky Swanky is a Beauty (McSweeney’s, 2012) / Diane Williams
46. Diving Belles (Bloomsbury UK/Mariner Books, 2012) / Lucy Wood
47. Sorry Please Thank You (Pantheon, 2012) / Charles Yu

Poetry
1. The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein (Salt Publishing, 2012) / William Allegrezza (ed.)
2. The Death of King Arthur (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Simon Armitage
3. The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford (Counterpoint, 2012) / Wendell Berry
4. Looking for The Gulf Motel (University of Pittsburg Press, 2012) / Richard Blanco
5. The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010 (eds. Kevin Young & Michael S. Glaser) (BOA Editions, 2012) / Lucille Clifton
6. White Sheets (CB Editions, 2012) / Beverley Bie Brahic
7. Lightning Beneath the Sea (Seren, 2012) / Grahame Davies
8. Collected Poems (Carcanet Press, 2012) / Edward Dorn
9. Everything Begins Elsewhere (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) / Tishani Doshi
10. Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press, 2012) / David Ferry

11. London: A History in Verse (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2012) / Mark Ford
(ed.)
12. Left-Handed (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Jonathan Galassi
13. Collected Poems (Alfred A. Kopf, 2012) / Jack Gilbert
14. Poems 1962-2012 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) / Louise Glück
15. Place: New Poems (Ecco Press/Carcanet Press, 2012) / Jorie Graham
16. Odi Barbare (Clutag Press, 2012) / Geoffrey Hill
17. People Who Like Meatballs (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) / Selima Hill
18. Pelt (Bloodaxe, 2012) / Sarah Jackson
19. The Overhaul (Picador, 2012) / Kathleen Jamie
20. The Complete Poems (ed. Archie Burnett) (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Philip Larkin

21. Bevel (Carcanet Press, 2012) / William Letford
22. As Far As I Know (Viking, 2012) / Roger McGough
23. Out There (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Jamie McKendrick
24. Sky Thick With Fireflies (Salmon Publishing, 2012) / Ethna McKiernan
25. A Discoverie of Witches (Smith/Doorstop Books, 2012) / Blake Morrison
26. The Customs House (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Andrew Motion
27. Songs and Sonnets (Enitharmon Press, 2012) / Paul Muldoon
28. Collected Poems (trans. from the Russian by Dmitri Nabokov) (Penguin Classics, 2012) / Vladimir Nabokov
29. Collected Poems (Picadcor, 2012) / Sean O’Brien
30. Dear Life (Anvil Press Poetry, 2012) / Dennis O’Driscoll

31. Stag’s Leap (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Sharon Olds
32. A Thousand Mornings (Penguin, 2012) / Mary Oliver
33. Between Two Windows (Carcanet Press, 2012) / Oli Hazzard
34. The Mara Crossing (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Ruth Padel
35. Love’s Bonfire (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Tom Paulin
36. On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths (Copper Canyon Press, 2012) / Lucia Perillo
37. Cradle of the American Circus: Poems from Somers, New York (The History Press, 2012) / Jo Pitkin
38. Orphan Hours (W.W. Norton, 2012) / Stanley Plumly
39. The Havocs (Picador, 2012) / Jacob Polley
40. Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf Press, 2012) / D.A. Powell

41. Collected Poems (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Peter Redgrove
42. Burying the Wren (Seren, 2012) / Deryn Rees-Jones
43. Nonsense (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Christopher Reid
44. 81 Austerities (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Sam Riviere
45. You Do Not Need Another Self-Help Book (Pindrop Press, 2012) / Sarah Salway
46. The China Shop Pictures (Shearsman Books, 2012) / Robert Saxton
47. Night of the Republic (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Alan Shapiro
48. Unsent New and Selected Poems 1980-2012 (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) / Penelope Shuttle
49. Almost Invisible (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Mark Strand
50. Thrall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Natasha Trethewey

51. The Reasoner (Carcanet Press, 2012) / Jeffrey Wainwright
52. The Seacunny (Picador, 2012) / Gerard Woodward

Nonfiction
1. There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra (Allen Lane/Penguin, 2012) / Chinua Achebe
2. Wilkie Collins (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Peter Ackroyd
3. The History of England: Volume II: Tudors (Macmillan, 2012) / Peter Ackroyd
4. Too Good to Be True: A Memoir (New Harvest, 2012) / Benjamin Anastas
5. Iron Curtain: The Crashing of Eastern Europe, 1946-56 (Doubleday/Allen Lane, 2012) / Anne Applebaum
6. Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Simon Armitage
7. On the Shoreline of Knowledge: Irish Wanderings (University of Iowa Press, 2012) / Chris Arthur
8. The Way the World Works (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Nicholson Baker
9. The Brontës: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of Three Sisters (Pegasus, 2012) / Juliet Barker
10. Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and One Short Story) (Vintage, 2012) / Julian Barnes

11. Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / John Batchelor
12. Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival (Penguin Press, 2012) / Christopher Benfey
13. Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation (McSweeney’s, 2012) / Tom Bissell
14. Phantoms on the Bookshelves (Overlook, 2012) / Jacques Bonnet
15. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Random House/Portobello Books, 2012) / Katherine Boo
16. La Folie Baudelaire (trans. from the Italian by Alastair McEwen) (Allen Lane, 2012) / Roberto Calasso
16. Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World (HarperPress, 2012) / Simon Callow
17. Island of Bones: Essays (University of Nebraska Press, 2012) / Joy Castro
18. On Tagore: Reading the Poet Today (Penguin books India, 2012) / Amit Chaudhuri
19. A Card from Angela Carter (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Susannah Clapp
20. A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof (Particular Books, 2012) / Roger Clarke

21. The Life of Slang (Oxford University Press, 2012) / Julie Coleman
22. Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure (John Murray, 2012) / Artemis Cooper
23. Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Rachel Cusk
24. The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution (Allen Lane, 2012) / Faramerz Dabhoiwala
25. The Pleasure of Thinking: A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas (Gibson Square Books, 2012) / Theodore Dalrymple
26. Cézanne: A Life (Profile Books, 2012) / Alex Danchev
27. Ben Jonson: A Life (Oxford University Press USA, 2012) / Ian Donaldson
28. India: A Sacred Geography (Harmony, 2012) / Diana L. Eck
29. Essays in Biography (Axios Press, 2012) / Joseph Epstein
30. Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag (Allen Lane, 2012) / Orlando Figes

31. The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London (Atlantic Books, 2012) / Judith Flanders
32. Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific (Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Press, 2012) / Tim Flannery
33. Farther Away: Essays (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Jonathan Franzen
34. Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne (Oxford University Press, 2012) / Robert Fraser
35. Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China (Penguin, 2012) / Paul French
36. Charles Dickens in Love (Pegasus, 2012) / Robert Garnett
37. Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (Knopf, 2012) / William H. Gass
38. Distrust That Particular Flavor (Putnam Adult, 2012) / William Gibson
39. Raffles and the Golden Opportunity (Profile Books, 2012) / Victoria Glendinning
40. Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy (Oxford University Press, 2012) / Simon Goldhill

41. Winter: Five Windows on the Season (House of Anansi Press/Quercus, 2012) / Adam Gopnik
41. Crazy River: A Plunge Into Africa (Little, Brown, 2012) / Richard Grant
42. The Crocodile by the Door (Penguin Ireland, 2012) / Selina Guinness
43. What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World (Ecco, 2012) / Robert Haas
44. Edmund Spenser: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2012) / Andrew Hadfield
45. Titian: His Life (Harper, 2012) / Sheila Hale
46. The Forest Unseen: A Years Watch in Nature (Viking, 2012) / David George Haskell
47. The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why It Still Matters (Macmillan, 2012) / Philip Hensher
48. Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Lindsey Hilsum
49. Mortality (Atlantic Books, 2012) / Christopher Hitchens
50. Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story (Liveright Publishing, 2012) / Jim Holt

51. In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World (Little, Brown, 2012) / Tom Holland
52. On Wheels (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Michael Holroyd
53. The Man Within My Head (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Pico Iyer
54. The Robber of Memories: A River Journey Through Colombia (Granta Books, 2012) / Michael Jacobs
55. Whatever It Is, I Don’t Like It (Bloomsbury USA, 2012) / Howard Jacobson
56. Paris in Love: A Memoir (Random House, 2012) / Eloisa James
57. Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus: A Biography (University of California Press, 2012) / Lisa Jarnot
58. Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus: Inside the World of a Woman Born in Prison (Cell 7 Media, 2012) / Deborah Jiang Stein
59. Blood on the Altar: In Search of a Serial Killer (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Tobias Jones
60. Thinking the Twentieth Century (William Heinemann/Penguin Press, 2012) / Tony Judt (with Timothy Snyder)

61. On An Irish Island (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Robert Kanigel
62. Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters (Scribner, 2012) / Matt Kaplan
63. The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People (Henry Holt, 2012) / John Kelly
64. The Art of Robert Frost (Yale University Press, 2012) / Tim Kendall
65. A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman (Bloomsbury USA, 2012) / Alice Kessler-Harris
66. Leonardo and The Last Supper (Walker, 2013) / Ross King
67. Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother (Free Press, 2012) / Eve LaPlante
68. Reading for My Life: Writings, 1958-2008 (ed. Sue Leonard) (Viking, 2012) / John Leonard
69. A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful (Riverhead Books, 2012) / Gideon Lewis-Kraus
70. Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II (Viking/St. Martin’s Press, 2012) / Keith Lowe
70. Until Further Notice, I Am Alive (Granta Books, 2012) / Tom Lubbock

71. The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot (Hamish Hamilton/Viking Adult, 2012) / Robert Macfarlane
72. Venice: A New History (Viking, 2012) / Thomas F. Madden
72. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Grove Press, 2012) / Rian Malan
73. Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed (Other Press, 2012) / Leslie Maitland
74. Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales (Granta Books, 2012) / Sara Maitland
75. Such a Life (University of Nebraska Press, 2012) / Lee Martin
76. The Lives of Margaret Fuller (W.W. Norton, 2012) / John Matteson
77. Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (Viking/Granta, 2012) / D.T. Max
78. On Poetry (Oberon Masters, 2012) / Glyn Maxwell
79. The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down (The Free Press, 2012) / Andrew McCarthy
80. Museum Without Walls (Unbound, 2012) / Jonathan Meades

81. The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World (Bloomsbury USA/Bloomsbury UK, 2012) / Cheryl Mendelson
82. Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture (New York Review Books, 2012) / Daniel Mendelsohn
83. In the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012 / Pankaj Mishra
84. You Are Awful (But I Like You): Travels Through Unloved Britain (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Tim Moore
85. This Living Hand and Other Essays (Random House, 2012) / Edmund Morris
86. The Great Northern Express: A Writer’s Journey Home (Crown, 2012) / Howard Frank Mosher
87. Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland (Granta, 2012) / Sarah Moss
88. The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Ferdinand Mount
89. How England Made the English: From Hedgerows to Heathrow (Viking, 2012) / Harry Mount
90. God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Cullen Murphy

91. The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess, and the Analysts (Oxford University Press, 2012) / Daniel Pick
92. Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria (Granta Books, 2012) / Noo Saro-Wiwa
93. Country Girl (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Edna O’Brien
94. Jews and Words (Yale University Press, 2012) / Amos Oz & Fania Oz-Salzberger
95. Derrida: A Biography (Polity Press, 2012) / Benoît Peeters
96. Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) / Adam Phillips
97. Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (University of Chicago Press, 2012) / Andrew Piper
98. The City of Abraham: History, Myth and Memory: A Journey through Hebron (Picador, 2012) / Edward Platt
99. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Stephen R. Platt
100. The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / Paul Preston

101. Strindberg: A Life (Yale University Press, 2012) / Sue Prideaux
102. One for the Books (Vikikng Adults, 2012) / Joe Queenan
103. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake (Random House, 2012) / Anna Quindlen
104. Bertie: A Life of Edward VII (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Jane Ridley
105. The Lucid Dreamer: The Life of Peter Redgrove (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Neil Roberts
106. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (Crown, 2012) / Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson
107. When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Marilynne Robinson
108. John Keats: A New Life (Yale University Press, 2012) / Nicholas Roe
109. In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays (The Dial Press, 2012) / Katie Roiphe
110. Freedom and the Arts: Essays on Music and Literature (Harvard University Press, 2012) / Charles Rosen

111. Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters (trans. from the German and ed. by Michael Hofmann) (Granta Books, 2012) / Joseph Roth
112. Joseph Anton: A Memoir (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Salman Rushdie
113. On Helwig Street: A Memoir (published in the US as Elsewhere: A Memoir) (Chatto & Windus/Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Richard Russo
114. Hallucinations (Picador/Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Oliver Sacks
115. Paper: An Elegy (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Ian Sansom
116. The End of Your Life Book Club (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Will Schwalbe
117. Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River (Bloomsbury USA/Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Jeremy Seal
118. The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the ’50s, New York in the ’60s: A Memoir of Publishing’s Golden Age (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Richard Seaver
119. That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) / Anne Sebba
120. A Free Man: A True Life Story of Life and Death in Delhi (Jonathan Cape/W.W. Norton, 2012) / Aman Sethi

121. House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Anthony Shadid
122. I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen (Ecco/Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Sylvie Simmons
123. Artful (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) / Ali Smith
124. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity (Scribner, 2012) / Andrew Solomon
125. Cairo: My City, Our Revolution (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Ahdaf Soueif
126. With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz & Others (Northeastern, 2012) / Kathleen Spivack
127. Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Jean Sprackland
128. Unapologetic (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Francis Spufford
129. The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan (New Directions, 2012) / George Steiner
130. In Glorious Technicolor: A Century of Film and How It Has Shaped Us (Chatto & Windus/Pimlico, 2012) / Francine Stock

131. Darwin’s Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012) / Rebecca Stott
132. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Cheryl Strayed
133. Essayists on the Essay: Montaigne to Our Time (University of Iowa Press, 2012) / Carl H. Klaus & Ned Stuckey-French (eds.)
134. Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorial Lady (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Kate Summerscale
135. Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T.S. Poetry Press, 2012) / Karen Swallow Prior
136. The Watchmaker’s Daughter: A Memoir (McWitty Press, 2012) / Sonia Taitz
137. Londoners (Ecco, 2012) / Craig Taylor
138. The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies and What They Did to Us (Allen Lane, 2012) / David Thomson
139. The Green Road Into the Trees: An Exploration of England (Preface Publishing, 2012) / Hugh Thomson
140. New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families (Viking, 2012) / Colm Tóibín

141. Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life (Grove/Atlantic, 2012) / David Treuer
142. Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore (Hong Kong University Press/National University of Singapore Press, 2012) / Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh
143. Both Flesh and Not: Essays (Little, Brown, 2012) / David Foster Wallace
144. Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) / Mikey Walsh
145. Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (Belnap Press/Harvard University Press, 2012) / Marina Warner
146. On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War (Profile Books, 2012) / Bernard Wasserstein
147. Open Heart (trans. from the French by Marion Weisel) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Elie Weisel
148. Raymond Chandler: A Mysterious Something in the Light: A New Biography (Aurum Press, 2012) / Tom Williams
149. Memory: Fragments of a Modern History (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) / Alison Winter
150. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (Grove/Atlantic, 2012) / Jeanette Winterson

151. Land’s Edge: A Coastal Memoir (Picador, 2012) / Tim Winton
152. The Fun Stuff and Other Essays (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / James Wood
153. When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Monica Wood
154. Nightwalk: A Journey to the Heart of Nature (Collins, 2012) / Chris Yates

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