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

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