Sunday, January 31, 2021

February 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Voices of the Lost (trans. from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth) (Oneworld, 2021) / Hoda Barakat
2. The Faces (trans. from the Danish by Tiina Nunnally) (Penguin Classics, 2021) / Tove Ditlevsen
3. Lullaby Beach (Virago, 2021) / Stella Duffy
4. The Four Winds (St Martin’s Press/Macmillan, 2021) / Kristin Hannah
5. The Removed (Ecco, 2021) / Brandon Hobson
6. The Slaughterman’s Daughter (trans. from the Hebrew by Orr Scharf) (Schocken, 2021) / Yaniv Iczkovits
7. Khalil (trans. from the French by John Cullen) (Nan A. Talese, 2021) / Yasmina Khadra
8. A Town Called Solace (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Mary Lawson
9. Untraceable (trans. from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis) (New Vessel Press, 2021) / Sergei Lebedev
10. My Year Abroad (Riverhead Books, 2021) / Chang-rae Lee

11. The Blizzard Party (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Jack Livings
12. The Sunken Road (Harvill Secker, 2021) / Ciarán McMenamin
13. Daughters of Night (Mantle, 2021) / Laura Shepherd-Robinson
14. The Strays of Paris (Mantle, 2021) / Jane Smiley
15. Light Perpetual (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Francis Spufford
16. The Performance (Hatchette Australia, 2021) / Claire Thomas
17. The Cold Millions (Viking, 2021) / Jess Walter
18. The Art of Losing (trans. from the French by Frank Wynne (Picador, 2021) / Alice Zeniter

FIRST NOVELS
1. A Net for Small Fishes (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Lucy Jago
2. Empty Houses (trans. from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes) (Daunt Books, 2021) / Brenda Navarro
3. Open Water (Viking, 2021) / Caleb Azumah Nelson

STORIES
1. Land of Big Numbers (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) / Te-Ping Chen
2. The Low Desert: Gangster Stories (Counterpoint, 2021) / Tod Goldberg
3. Pure Gold (New Island Books, 2021) / John Patrick McHugh
4. Milk Blood Heat (Grove Press,2021) / Daniel M. Moniz

POETRY
1. The Mermaid’s Purse (Bloodaxe, 2021) / Fleur Adcock
2. American Melancholy (Ecco, 2021) / Joyce Carol Oates
3. Comic Timing (Granta, 2021) / Holly Pester

NONFICTION
1. The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World (Allen Lane, 2021) / Kehinde Andrews
2. Bright Star, Green Light: The Beautiful and Damned Lives of John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald (William Collins, 2021) / Jonathan Bate
3. Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 (Oneworld, 2021) / Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain (eds.)
4. Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Elizabeth Miki Brina
5. The Emperor’s Feast: A History of China in Twelve Meals (Hodder & Stoughton, 2021) / Jonathan Clements
6. In Search of Lost Glory: Sindhi Nationalism in Pakistan (Hurst, 2021) / Asma Faiz
7. 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) (Pegasus Books, 2021) / Erika Fatland
8. Destination Peking (Blacksmith Books, 2021) / Paul French
9. Mike Nichols: A Life (Penguin Press, 2021) / Mark Harris
10. River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads (William Collins, 2021) / Cat Jarman

11. Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Crown, 2021) / Elizabeth Kolbert
12. Tom Stoppard: A Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Hermione Lee
13. Keats: A Brief Life in Nine Poems and One Epitaph (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Lucasta Miller
14. Frostquake: The Frozen Winter of 1962 and How Britain Emerged a Different Country (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Juliet Nicolson
15. Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity (Sceptre, 2021) / Nadia Owusu
16. Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell (Viking, 2021) / John Preston
17. The Shadows of Empire: How Imperial History Shapes Our World (Pegasus Books, 2021) / Samir Puri
18. The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790 (Harper, 2021) / Ritchie Robinson
19. Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Profile Books, 2020) / Fiona Sampson
20. Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Contested City (Granta, 2021) / Samira Shackle

21. Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home (Bluebird, 2021) / Nikesh Shukla
22. Snakes & Ladders: The Great British Social Mobility Myth (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Selina Todd

Friday, January 01, 2021

January 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Sceptre, 2021) / Peter Ho Davies
2. The Last Thing to Burn (Hodder & Stoughton, 2021) / Will Dean
3. Luckenbooth (William Heinemann, 2021) / Jenni Fagan
4. The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Richard Flanagan
5. The Octopus Man (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Jasper Gibson
6. The Charmed Wife (Putnam, 2021) / Olga Grushin
7. The Center of Everything (Counterpoint, 2021) / Jamie Harrison
8. Consent (Atlantic Books/Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Annabel Lyon
9. Summerwater (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Sarah Moss
10. The City of Tears (Mantle, 2021) / Kate Mosse

11. Outlawed (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Anna North
12. Life Sentences (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Billy O’Callaghan
13. The Death of Francis Bacon (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Max Porter
14. The Shape of Darkness (Raven Books, 2021) / Laura Purcell
15. Asylum Road (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Olivia Sudjic
16. The Fortunate Ones (Algonquin Books, 2021) / Ed Tarkington
17. Portrait in Peril: A Victorian Mystery (Crooked Lane Books, 2021) / Laura Joh Rowland
18. Adults (The Borough Press, 2021) / Emma Jane Unsworth

FIRST NOVELS
1. Burnt Sugar (The Overlook Press, 2021) / Avni Doshi
2. Cathedral (Europa Editions, 2021) / Ben Hopkins
3. The Prophets (Riverrun/G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021 / Robert Jones, Jr
4. Luster (Picador, 2021) / Raven Leilani
5. The Drunkard (trans. from the Chinese by Charlotte Chun-lam Yiu) (ed. Nick Hordern) (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2021) / Liu Yichang
6. A Burning (Scribner UK, 2021) / Megha Majumdar
7. A Crooked Tree (Faber & Faber/Harper, 2021) / Una Mannion
8. The Last Migration (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Charlotte McConaghy
9. Words to Shape My Name (New Island Books, 2021) / Laura McKenna
10. The Art of Falling (John Murray/Random House, 2021) / Danielle McLaughlin

11. Bride of the Sea (Tin House Books, 2021) / Eman Quotah
12. Memorial (Atlantic Books, 2021) / Bryan Washington
13. Little Scratch (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Rebecca Watson
14. The Inland Sea (Catapult, 2021) / Madeleine Watts
15. We Are All Birds of Uganda (Merky Books, 2021) / Hafsa Zayyan

STORIES
1. That Old Country Music (Doubleday, 2021) / Kevin Barry
2. The Dangers of Smoking in Bed (trans. from the Spanish by Megan McDowell) (Hogarth Press, 2021) / Marina Enríquez
3. Life Among the Terranauts (Little, Brown, 2021) / Caitlin Horrocks
4. Like Fado and Other Stories (Salt, 2021) / Graham Mort
5. Cardiff, by the Sea: Four Novellas (Head of Zeus, 2021) / Joyce Carol Oates

POETRY
1. Hiddensee (Picador, 2021) / Annie Freud
2. Living Weapon (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Rowan Ricardo Phillips

NONFICTION
1. Homo Irrealis: Essays (Macmillan USA, 2021) / André Aciman
2. Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith (Bloomsbury Caravel, 2021) / Richard Bradford
3. Tales from the Life of Bruce Wannell: Adventurer, Linguist, Orientalist (Sickle Moon/Eland Publishing, 2020) / Barnaby Rogerson & Rose Baring (eds.)
4. Walking with Ghosts: A Memoir (Grove Press, 2021) / Gabriel Byrne
5. The Tale of the Horse: A History of India on Horseback (Picador India, 2021) / Yashaswini Chandra
6. Dostoevsky in Love: An Intimate Life (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2021) / Alex Christofi
7. Let Me Tell You What I Mean (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Joan Didion
8. The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency (trans. from the Danish by Tiina Nunnally & Michael Favala Goldman) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Tove Ditlevsen
9. Himalaya: A Human History (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Ed Douglas
10. Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is (Pantheon, 2021) / Gretel Ehrlich

11. Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape (William Collins, 2021) / Cal Flyn
12. A Short History of Russia: From the Pagans to Putin (Ebury Press, 2021) / Mark Galeotti
13. The Gardens of Mars: Madagascar, An Island Story (Apollo, 2021) / John Gimlette
14. Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Eddie S. Glaude Jr
15. ¡Populista!: The Rise of Latin America’s 21st-Century Strongman (Apollo/Head of Zeus, 2021) / Will Grant
16. The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Richard Greene
17. The Volga: A History of Russia’s Greatest River (Yale University Press, 2021) / Janet M. Hartley
18. Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918 (The History Press, 2021) / Katja Hoyer
19. China 1949: Year of Revolution (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021) / Graham Hutchings
20. India and the Silk Roads: The History of a Trading World (Hurst, 2021) / Jagjeet Lally

21. Thinking Again: A Diary (Liveright, 2021) / Jan Morris
22. Thin Places (Canongate, 2021) / Kerri ní Dochartaigh
23. The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Janice P. Nimura
24. Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce (Harper Perennial, 2021) / Nuala O’Connor
25. Aftershocks: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2021) / Nadia Owusu
26. Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain (Viking, 2021) / Sathnam Sanghera
27. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain (In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life) (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / George Saunders
28. Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots (Penguin Press, 2021) / James Suzman
29. Francis Bacon: Revelations (William Collins, 2021) / Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan
30. Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics (Princeton University Press, 2021) / Sylvana Tomaselli

31. Midnight’s Borders: A People’s History of Modern India (Context, 2021) / Suchitra Vijayan
32. Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World (Harper/William Collins, 2021) / Simon Winchester