Saturday, October 31, 2020

November 2020 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Love in the Days of Rebellion (trans. from the Turkish by Brendan Freely & Yelda Türedi) (Europa Editions, 2020) / Ahmet Altan
2. Astral Travel (Salt Publishing, 2020) / Elizabeth Baines
3. The Autumn of the Ace (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Louis de Bernieres
4. God 99 (trans. from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright) (Comma Press, 2020) / Hassan Blasim
5. The Man Who Collected Women (Monsoon, 2020) / Nigel Barley
6. The Sun Collective (Pantheon, 2020) / Charles Baxter
7. When the Lights Go Out (Hutchinson, 2020) / Carys Bray
8. The Swallowed Man (Gallic Books, 2020) / Edward Carey
9. Mr Wilder and Me (Viking, 2020) / Jonathan Coe
10. Paris by Starlight (Del Rey, 2020) / Robert Dinsdale

11. At Night All Blood Is Black (trans. from the French by Anna Moschovakis) (Pushkin Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / David Diop
12. The Searcher (Viking, 2020) / Tana French
13. Moonflower Murders (Harper/HarperCollins, 2020) / Anthony Horowitz
14. An Island (Holland House Books, 2020) / Karen Jennings
15. Miss Benson’s Beetle (The Dial Press, 2020) / Rachel Joyce
16. Xstabeth (White Rabbit, 2020) / David Keenan
17. The Arrest (Ecco/Atlantic Books, 2020) / Jonathan Lethem
18. Little Cruelties (Gallery/Scout Press, 2020) / Liz Nugent
19. One by One (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Ruth Ware

FIRST NOVELS
1. Nights When Nothing Happened (Riverhead Books, 2020) / Simon Han
2. Murder in Old Bombay (Minotaur, 2020) / Nev March
3. The Last Good Man (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Thomas McMullan

STORIES
1. Some People Let You Down (University of North Texas Press, 2020) / Mike Alberti
2. The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories (Riverhead Books, 2020) / Danielle Evans
3. Collected Stories (ed. Brigitta Olubas) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Shirley Hazzard
4. The Collected Stories of Shirley Hazzard (Virago, 2020) / Shirley Hazzard
5. To Be a Man (Bloomsbury Publishing/Harper, 2020) / Nicole Krauss
6. Christmas Is Murder (Sphere, 2020) / Val McDermid

POETRY
1. Dearly (Ecco/Chatto & Windus, 2020) / Margaret Atwood
2. Poor (Penguin, 2020) / Caleb Femi
3. Life Without Air (Granta, 2020) / Daisy Lafarge
4. Music for the Dead and Resurrected (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Valzhyna Mort
5. The Late Sun (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Christopher Reid
6. My Name Will Grow Wide Like a Tree: Selected Poems (trans. from the Chinese by Tracy K. Smith & Changtai Bi) (Graywolf Press, 2020) / Yi Lei

NONFICTION
1. The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India (Harvard University Press, 2020) / Manan Ahmed Asif
2. The Powerful and the Damned: Private Diaries in Turbulent Times (W.H. Allen, 2020) / Lionel Barber
3. Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Julian Barnes
4. The Walker: On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City (Verso, 2020) / Matthew Beaumont
5. Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Ruth Ben-Ghiat
6. Walking With Ghosts: A Memoir (Picador, 2020) / Gabriel Byrne
7. The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest (Viking, 2020) / Ed Caesar
8. Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Carmen Callil
9. Not a Novel: Collected Writings and Reflections (trans. from the German by Kurt Beals) (Granta Publications, 2020) / Jenny Erpenbeck
10. Stories I Forgot to Tell You (New York Review Books, 2020) / Dorothy Gallagher

11. The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Richard Greene
12. The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives (Allen Lane, 2020) / Christopher Harding
13. The Invention of China (Yale University Press, 2020) / Bill Hayton
14. The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2020) / Hilary Holladay
15. A World Safe for Democracy: Liberal Internationalism and the Crises of Global Order (Yale University Press, 2020) / G. John Ikenberry
16. Kings of Shanghai: Two Rival Dynasties and the Creation of Modern China (Little, Brown, 2020) / Jonathan Kaufman
17. The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present (Pantheon, 2020) / Phillip Lopate (ed.)
18. Kant’s Little Russian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays (Fleet, 2020) / Claire Messud
19. The Upswing: How We Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again (Swift Press, 2020) / Robert Putnam
20. The Changing Outer Hebrides: Galson and the Meaning of Place (Acari, 2020) / Frank Rennie

21. Heart Full of Rhythm: The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong (Oxford University Press USA, 2020) / Ricky Ricardi
22. First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country (Harper, 2020) / Thomas E. Ricks
23. The Free Speech Wars: How Did We Get Here and Why Does It Matter? (Manchester University Press, 2020 / Charlotte Lydia Riley (ed.)
24. The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790 (Allen Lane, 2020) / Ritchie Robinson
25. There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness (Allen Lane, 2020) / Carlo Rovelli
26. Slave Empire: How Slavery Built Modern Britain (Robinson, 2020) / Padraic X. Scanlan
27. Tokyo Before Tokyo: Power and Magic in the Shogun’s City of Edo (Reaktion Books, 2020) / Timon Screech
28. Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck (W.W. Norton, 2020) / William Souder
29. The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar (Oxford University Press, 2020) / Peter Stothard
30. The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery (The Bodley Head, 2020) / Michael Taylor

31. The Battle of Belonging: On Nationalism, Patriotism, and What It Means to be Indian (Aleph Book Company, 2020) / Shashi Tharoor
32. Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Pen Vogler
33. The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Declan Walsh
34. The Lost Homestead: My Family, Partition and the Punjab (Hodder & Stoughton, 2020) / Marina Wheeler
35. Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention (Doubleday, 2020) / Ben Wilson
36. The Story of China: The Epic History of a World Power from the Middle Kingdom to Mao and the China Dream (St Martin’s Press, 2020) / Michael Wood

Thursday, October 01, 2020

October 2020 Highlights

NOVELS

1. Mr Cadmus (Canongate, 2020) / Peter Ackroyd
2. Leave the World Behind (Ecco, 2020) / Rumaan Alam
3. Inside Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Martin Amis
4. Hidden in Plain Sight (Macmillan, 2020) / Jeffrey Archer
5. Snow (Faber & Faber/Hanover Square Press, 2020) / John Banville
6. Trio (Viking, 2020) / William Boyd
7. The Silence (Scribner, 2020) / Don DeLillo
8. Should We Fall Behind (Bluemoose, 2020) / Sharon Duggal
9. A Man’s Place (trans. from the French by Tanya Leslie) (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2020) / Annie Ernaux
10. The Outlook for Earthlings (Regal House, 2020) / Joan Frank

11. The Searcher (Viking, 2020) / Tana French
12. A Time for Mercy (Doubleday/Hodder & Stoughton, 2020) / John Grisham
13. A Lover’s Discourse (Grove Press, 2020) / Xiaolu Guo 
14. Magic Lessons (Scribner UK, 2020) / Alice Hoffman
15. Infinite Splendours (Allen & Unwin, 2020) / Sofie Laguna
16. Shelter in Place (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / David Leavitt
17. The First Woman (Oneworld, 2020) / Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
18. The Land (Soho Press, 2020) / Thomas Maltman
19. Earthlings (trans. from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori) (Granta Books, 2020) / Sayaka Murata
20. The Hole (trans. from the Japanese by David Boyd) (New Directions, 2020) / Hiroko Oyamada

21. A Song for the Dark Times (Orion, 2020) / Ian Rankin
22. The Ministry for the Future (Orbit, 2020) / Kim Stanley Robinson
23. The Devil and the Dark Water (Raven Books, 2020) / Stuart Turton
24. The Cold Millions (Harper, 2020) / Jess Walter
25. Cane Warriors (Andersen Press, 2020) / Alex Wheatle

FIRST NOVELS

1. Ghosts (Fig Tree, 2020) / Dolly Alderton
2. The Pear Field (trans. from the Georgian by Elizabeth Heighway) (Peirene Press, 2020) / Nana Ekvtimishvili
3. Missionaries (Penguin Press/Canongate, 2020) / Phil Klay
4. The Apparition Phase (William Heinemann, 2020) / Will Maclean
5. Three-Fifths (Pushkin Vertigo, 2020) / John Vercher
6. Memorial (Riverhead Books, 2020) / Bryan Washington

STORIES
1. That Old Country Music (Canongate, 2020) / Kevin Barry
2. The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020) / Caroline Kim
3. Reality and Other Stories (Faber & Faber, 2020) / John Lanchester
4. Where the Wild Ladies Are (trans. from the Japanese by Polly Barton) (Soft Skull Press, 2020) / Aoko Matsuda
5. Cardiff, by the Sea: Four Novellas of Suspense (Mysterious Press, 2020) / Joyce Carol Oates
6. Scattered Lights (Cornerpost Press, 2020) / Steve Wiegenstein

POETRY
1. The Historians (W.W. Norton/Carcanet, 2020) / Eavan Boland
2. Belongings (Bloodaxe Books, 2020) / David Constantine
3. What Girls Do in the Dark (Nine Arches Press, 2020) / Rosie Garland
4. When This Is Over: Pandemic Poems (Ice Cube Press, 2020) / Ralph James Savarese
5. The Marble Bed (Turtle Point Press, 2020) / Grace Schulman
6. Word Problems (Coach House Books, 2020) / Ian Williams

NONFICTION
1. The Godless Gospel: Was Jesus A Great Moral Teacher? (Granta, 2020) / Julian Baggini
2. Dirt: Adventures in French Cooking (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Bill Buford
3. Conquistadores: A New History (Allen Lane, 2020) / Fernando Cervantes
4. Unsustainable Inequalities: Social Justice and the Environment (trans. from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise) (The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2020) / Lucas Chancel
5. The Last Libertines (trans. from the French by Aaron Kerner) (The New York Review of Books, 2020) / Benedetta Craveri 
6. The Border: A Journey Around Russia: Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway and the Northeast Passage (trans. from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson) (MacLehose Press, 2020) / Erika Fat-land
7. The Fragile Earth: Writing from The New Yorker on Climate Change (Ecco, 2020) / David Remnick & Henry Finder (eds)
8. Island Dreams: Mapping an Obsession (Canongate, 2020) / Gavin Francis
9. Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire (Allen Lane, 2020) / Tim Harper
10. Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths (Picador, 2020) / Natalie Haynes

11. The Fire of Joy: Roughly 80 Poems to Get by Heart and Say Aloud (Picador, 2020) / Clive James
12. The SS Officer’s Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Daniel Lee
13. Tom Stoppard: A Life (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Hermione Lee
14. How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible Others (Princeton University Press, 2020) / T.M. Luhrman
15. Mantel Pieces (4th Estate, 2020) / Hilary Mantel
16. War: How Conflict Shaped Us (Profile Books/Random House, 2020) / Margaret MacMillan
17. Kant’s Little Russian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Claire Messud
18. Eleanor (Simon & Schuster, 2020) / David Michaelis
19. Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker (Yale University Press, 2020) / David Mikics
20. Bland Fanatics: Liberals, Race, and Empire (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Pankaj Mishra

21. The Artful Dickens: The Tricks and Ploys of the Great Novelist (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / John Mullan
22. African Europeans: An Untold History (Hurst & Co., 2020) / Olivette Otele
23. The Dead Are Rising: The Life of Malcolm X (Liveright, 2020) / Les Payne & Tamara Payne
24. Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country (trans. from the Spanish by Sarah Booker) (The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2020) / Cristina Rivera Garza
25. Cold Moon: On Life, Love and Responsibility (Turtle Point Press, 2020) / Roger Rosenblatt
26. An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida (Verso, 2020) / Peter Salmon
27. Time’s Monster: History, Conscience and Britain’s Empire (Allen Lane/The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2020) / Priya Satia
28. The Shogun’s Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the English Quest for Japan, 1600-1625 (Oxford University Press, 2020) / Timon Screech
29. Stranger Faces (Transit Books, 2020) / Namwali Serpell
30. Loss (HarperCollins India, 2020) / Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

31. Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck (W.W. Norton, 2020) / William Souder
32. The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Peter Stothard
33. The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020) / Kate Summerscale
34. How to Make a Slave and Other Essays (Mad Creek Books, 2020) / Jerald Walker
35. A World Beneath the Sands: Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology (Picador, 2020) / Toby Wilkinson
36. The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America (Counterpoint, 2020) / Tom Zoellner