Tuesday, September 01, 2020

September 2020 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Homeland Elegies (Little, Brown, 2020) / Ayad Akhtar
2. Inside Story (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Martin Amis
3. The Good German (Patrick Crean Editions, 2020) / Dennis Bock
4. Piranesi (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Susanna Clarke
5. The End of the Day (Gallery/Scout Press, 2020) / Bill Clegg
6. The Tolstoy Estate (HarperCollins Australia, 2020) / Steven Conte
7. D: A Tale of Two Worlds (Doubleday, 2020) / Michel Faber
8. The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (Knopf Australia, 2020) / Richard Flanagan
9. The Evening and the Morning (Macmillan/Viking, 2020) / Ken Follett
10. Afterlives (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Abdulrazak Gurnah

11. Transcendent Kingdom (Viking/Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Yaa Gyasi
12. The Survivors (Macmillan Australia, 2020) / Jane Harper
13. Just Like You (Viking, 2020) / Nick Hornby
14. Darkness As a Bride (Simon & Schuster, 2020) / John Irving
15. The Dickens Boy (Sceptre, 2020) / Thomas Keneally
16. One Left (trans. from the Korean by Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton) (University of Washington Press, 2020) / Kim Soom
17. Red Pill (Alfred A. Knopf/Scribner UK, 2020) / Hari Kunzru
18. When We Cease to Understand the World (trans. from the Spanish by Adrian Nathan West) (Pushkin Press, 2020) / Benjamín Labatut
19. Petra (Random House Canada, 2020) / Shaena Lambert
20. Dear Ann (Harper, 2020) / Bobbie Ann Mason

21. The Abstainer (Scribner UK, 2020) / Ian McGuire
22. Max (Allen & Unwin, 2020) / Alex Miller
23. Monogamy (Harper/Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Sue Miller
24. The Forger’s Daughter (Mysterious Press, 2020) / Bradford Morrow
25. What Are You Going Through (Riverhead Books, 2020) / Sigrid Nunez
26. Mayflies (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Andrew O’Hagan
27. Jack (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Virago, 2020) / Marilynne Robinson
28. Here We Are (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Graham Swift
29. Farewell, Ghosts (trans. from the Italian by Ann Goldstein) (Penguin Random House USA, 2020) / Nadia Terranova
30. Islands of Mercy (Chatto & Windus, 2020) / Rose Tremain

31. The Bass Rock (Pantheon, 2020) / Evie Wyld

FIRST NOVELS
1. Bestiary (One World, 2020) / K-Ming Chang
2. The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing (Platypus Press, 2020) / Joseph Fasano
3. The Last Story of Mina Lee (Park Row Books/Headline Review, 2020) / Nancy Jooyoun Kim
4. Who They Was (4th Estate, 2020) / Gabriel Krauze
5. The River Within (Europa Editions, 2020) / Karen Powell
6. The Discomfort of Evening (trans. from the Dutch by Michele Hutchinson) (Graywolf Press, 2020) / Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
7. The Appointment (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2020) / Katharina Volckmer
8. Reproduction (Dialogue Books, 2020) / Ian Williams

STORIES
1. Secrets Never Told (New Island Press, 2020) / Dermot Bolger
2. Likes (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
3. Daddy (Random House/Chatto & Windus, 2020) / Emma Cline
4. No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories (trans. from the Kannada by Tejaswini Niranjana) (Tilted Axis, 2020) / Jayant Kaikini
5. Famished (Influx Press, 2020) / Anna Vaught
6. The Awkward Black Man (Grove Press, 2020) / Walter Mosley
7. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies (West Virginia University Press, 2020) / Deesha Philyaw
8. If We Were Electric (University of Georgia Press, 2020) / Patrick Earl Ryan
9. We Two Alone (House of Anansi Press, 2020) / Jack Wang

POETRY
1. Whale Day and Other Poems (Random House, 2020) / Billy Collins
2. The Problem of the Many (Picador, 2020) / Timothy Donnelly
3. Runaway (Carcanet Press, 2020) / Jorie Graham
4. It Says Here (Picador, 2020) / Sean O’Brien
5. Tiger Girl (Bloodaxe, 2020) / Pascale Petit
6. Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf Press/Allen Lane, 2020) / Claudia Rankine
7. Rain in Plural (Princeton University Press, 2020) / Fiona Sze-Lorrain

NONFICTION
1. Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / David A. Bell
2. Having and Being Had (Riverhead Books, 2020) / Eula Biss
3. Beethoven: A Life (California University Press, 2020) / Jan Caeyers
4. Magdalena: River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Wade Davis
5. Suppose a Sentence (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2020) / Brian Dillon
6. The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / William Feaver
7. On Seamus Heaney (Princeton University Press, 2020) / R.F. Foster
8. Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene (Little, Brown, 2020) / Richard Greene
9. Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (Allen Lane, 2020) / Sudhir Hazareesingh
10. Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Rachel Holmes

11. Hooghly: The Global History of a River (C. Hurst & Co., 2020) / Robert Ivermee
12. Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind (Penguin Press, 2020) / Alan Jacobs
13. Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami (Soft Skull Press, 2020) / David Karashima
14. Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America (Pantheon, 2020) / Laila Lalami
15. The Louder I Will Sing (Sphere, 2020) / Lee Lawrence
16. If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future (Liveright, 2020) / Jill Lepore
17. JFK: Volume One (Viking, 2020) / Fredrik Logevall
18. JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 (Random House, 2020) / Fredrik Logevall
19. Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas (Harper, 2020) / Roberto Lovato
20. Adrift: How Our World Lost Its Way (trans. from the French by Frank Wynne) (World Editions, 2020) / Amin Maalouf

21. Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century (Verso, 2020) / Andreas Malm
22. Shakespearean: On Life & Language in Times of Disruption (Picador, 2020) / Robert McCrum
23. Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack (John Murray, 2020) / Richard Ovenden
24. Orange (Steidl, 2020) / Orhan Pamuk
25. English Pastoral: An English Inheritance (Allen Lane, 2020) / James Rebanks
26. Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times (Penguin Press, 2020) / David S. Reynolds
27. A Tomb With a View: The Stories & Glories of Graveyards (Headline, 2020) / Peter Ross
28. Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. (Haymarket Books, 2020) / Arundhati Roy
29. The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Allen Lane, 2020) / Michael J. Sandel
30. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures (The Bodley Head, 2020) / Merlin Sheldrake

31. Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020) / James Suzman
32. Hitler: Downfall 1939-1945 (trans. from the German by Jefferson Chase) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Volker Ullrich
33. The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Divided Nation (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Declan Walsh
34. Metropolis: A History of Humankind’s Greatest Invention (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Ben Wilson
35. The Story of China: A Portrait of a Civilisation and Its People (Simon & Schuster UK, 2020) / Michael Wood