Saturday, May 01, 2021

May 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Insignificance (Galley Beggar Press, 2021) / James Clammer
2. Second Place (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Rachel Cusk
3. Infinite Country (Scribner UK, 2021) / Patricia Engel
4. The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Richard Flanagan
5. Crossroads (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Jonathan Franzen
6. I Couldn’t Love You More (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Esther Freud
7. Unsettled Ground (Tin House Books, 2021) / Claire Fuller
8. The Promise (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Damon Galgut
9. Monkey Boy (Grove Press, 2021) / Francisco Goldman
10. My Good Son (University of New Orleans Press, 2021) / Yang Huang

11. Heaven (trans. from the Japanese by Sam Bett & David Boyd) (Europa Editions, 2021) / Mieko Kawakami
12. The Answer to Everything (4th Estate, 2021) / Luke Kennard
13. Painting Time (trans. from the French by Jessica Moore) (MacLehose Press, 2021) / Maylis de Kerangal
14. The Plot (Celadon Books, 2021) / Jean Hanff Korelitz
15. Circus of Wonders (Picador, 2021) / Elizabeth Macneal
16. Last Days in Cleaver Square (Hutchinson, 2021) / Patrick McGrath
17. The Rules of Revelation (John Murray, 2021) / Lisa McInerney
18. The Fortune Men (Viking, 2021) / Nadifa Mohamed
19. Mayflies (McClelland & Stewart, 2021) / Andrew O’Hagan
20. The Kingdoms (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Natasha Pulley

21. China (Doubleday/Hodder & Stoughton, 2021) / Edward Rutherfurd
22. China Room (Harvill Secker, 2021) / Sunjeev Sahota
23. A Theater for Dreamers (Algonquin, 2021) / Polly Samson
24. Great Circle (Doubleday/Penguin Random House USA, 2021) / Maggie Shipstead
25. Secrets of Happiness (Counterpoint, 2021) / Joan Silber
26. Love and Fury (Flatiron, 2021) / Samantha Silva
27. The Mysteries (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Marisa Silver
28. Sorrowland (Merky Books, 2021) / Rivers Solomon
29. Light Perpetual (Scribner, 2021) / Francis Spufford
30. We Run the Tides (Atlantic Books, 2021) / Vendela Vida

31. Project Hail Mary (Ballantine Books, 2021) / Andy Weir
31. The Secret Talker (trans. from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang) (HarperVia, 2021) / Geling Yan

FIRST NOVELS
1. Peterdown (Corsair, 2021) / David Annand
2. Careless (Orion, 2021) / Kirsty Capes
3. The Parted Earth (Hub City Press, 2021) / Anjali Enjeti
4. Diamond Hill (Dialogue Books, 2021) / Kit Fan
5. Swimming Back to Trout River (Simon & Schuster, 2021) / Linda Rui Feng
6. Girl in the Walls (Ecco, 2021) / A.J. Gnuse
7. Nights When Nothing Happened (Corsair, 2021) / Simon Han
8. Comrade Aeon’s Field Guide to Bangkok (Granta Publications, 2021) / Emma Larkin
9. Snowflake (Manilla Press, 2021) / Louise Nealon
10. Things We Lost to the Water (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Eric Nguyen

11. The Anthill (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Julianne Pachico
12. The Garden (New Island Books, 2021) / Paul Perry
13. A Lonely Man (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Chris Power
14. How to Kidnap the Rich (Little, Brown, 2021) / Rahul Raina
15. Dead Souls (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Sam Riviere
16. Olympus, Texas (Doubleday, 2021) / Stacey Swann
17. Revival Season (Simon & Schuster, 2021) / Monica West

STORIES
1. Medusa’s Ankles (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / A.S. Byatt
2. Intimacies: Eleven More Stories (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Lucy Caldwell
3. A Vision of the World (Vintage Classics, 2021) / John Cheever
4. Things Remembered and Things Forgotten (trans. from the Japanese by Ian McCullough MacDonald & Ginny Tapley Takemori) (Sort Of Books, 2021) / Kyoko Nakajima
5. Trouble (The Stinging Press, 2021) / Philip Ó Ceallaigh
6. In the Event of Contact (Dzanc Books, 2021) / Ethel Rohan
7. Are You Enjoying? (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Mira Sethi
8. I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay (Banshee Press, 2021) / Deirdre Sullivan

POETRY
1. Hotel Raphael (Picador, 2021) / Rachael Boast
2. Pandemonium (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Andrew McMillan
3. Slug and Other Things I’ve Been Told to Hate (Fleet, 2021) / Hollie McNish
4. Rotten Days in Late Summer (Penguin, 2021) / Ralf Webb

NONFICTION
1. Notes on Grief (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2. The Foghorn’s Lament: The Disappearing Music of the Coast (White Rabbit, 2021) / Jennifer Lucy Allan
3. Dancing on Ropes: Translators and the Balance of History (Profile Books, 2021) / Anna Aslanyan
4. Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt’s Roaring ’20s (Saqi Books, 2021) / Raphael Cormack
5. Small World: Ireland, 1798–2018 (Cambridge University Press, 2021) / Seamus Deane
6. The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Naples, My Father and Myself (Guernica World Editions, 2021) / John Domini
7. See/Saw: Looking at Photographs (Graywolf Press, 2021) / Geoff Dyer
8. Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2021) / Niall Ferguson
9. Looking for an Enemy: 8 Essays on Antisemitism (Short Books, 2021) / Jo Glanville (ed.)
10. On Juneteenth (Liveright, 2021) / Annette Gordon-Reed

11. Freedom (4th Estate/Simon & Schuster, 2021) / Sebastian Junger
12. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (Picador, 2021) / Patrick Radden Keefe
13. Market Maoists: The Communist Origins of China’s Capitalist Ascent (Harvard University Press, 2021) / Jason M. Kelly
14. Everybody: A Book About Freedom (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Olivia Laing
15. Real Estate (Hamish Hamilton, 2021) / Deborah Levy
16. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (Allen Lane, 2021) / Michael Lewis
17. The Day the World Stops Shopping (Ecco, 2021) / J.B. MacKinnon
18. Bettering Humanomics: And New, and Old, Approach to Economic Science (University of Chicago Press, 2021) / Deirdre McCloskey
19. The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Ann McCutchan
20. Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever (Avery, 2021) / John McWhorter

21. Dancing on Love and Tyranny: The Life and Politics of Hannah Arendt (trans. from the Swedish by Alice Menzies) (Puskin Press, 2021) / Ann Heberlein
22. Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World (John Murray, 2021) / Giles Milton
23. The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England (Hutchinson, 2021) / Marc Morris
24. Blood Legacy: Reckoning with a Family’s Story of Slavery (Canongate, 2021) / Alex Renton
25. The Truth About Lies: The Illusion of Honesty and the Evolution of Deceit (St Martin’s Press, 2021) / Aja Raden
26. Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Edmund Richardson
27. Ancestors: A Prehistory of Britain in Seven Burials (Simon & Schuster UK, 2021) / Alice Roberts
28. Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Salman Rushdie
29. Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night (WH Allen, 2021) / Julian Sancton
30. Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest (Allen Lane, 2021) / Suzanne Simard

31. The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow (trans. from the German by Jessica Spengler) (Polity, 2021) / Karl Schlögel
32. Napoleon A Life in Gardens and Shadows (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Ruth Scurr
33. Lost in Summerland: Essays (Counterpoint, 2021) / Barrett Swanson
34. American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850 (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Alan Taylor
35. Midnight’s Borders: A People’s History of Modern India (Melville House, 2021) / Suchitra Vijayan
36. Burning Man: The Ascent of D.H. Lawrence (Bloomsbury Circus, 2021) / Frances Wilson