Sunday, October 31, 2021

November 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Selfless Act of Breathing (Dialogue Books, 2021) / J.J. Bola
2. The Perishing (Counterpoint, 2021) / Natasha Deón
3. The Sentence (Harper, 2021) / Louise Erdrich
4. Never (Macmillan/Viking, 2021) / Ken Follett
5. O Beautiful (St Martin’s Press, 2021) / Jung Yun
6. Small Things Like These (Grove, 2021) / Claire Keegan
7. Tenderness (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Alison MacLeod
8. The Transentients (trans. from the Spanish by Jessica Powell) (McPherson, 2021) / Sergio Missana
9. The Retreat (Salt Publishing, 2021) / Alison Moore
10. The Fell (Picador, 2021) / Sarah Moss

11. An Unusual Grief (Cassava Republic Press, 2021) / Yewande Otomotoso
12. The Island of Missing Trees (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Elif Shafak
13. Our Country Friends (Random House, 2021) / Gary Shteyngart
14. Blue Skinned Gods (Legend Press, 2021) / S.J. Sindu
15. Where You Come From (trans. from the German by Damion Searls) (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Saša Stanišić
16. Trust (trans. from the Italian by Jhumpa Lahiri) (Europa Editions, 2021) / Domenico Starnone
17. The Books of Jacob (trans. from the Polish by Jennifer Croft) (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2021) / Olga Tokarczuk
18. Lily: A Tale of Revenge (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Rose Tremain
19. Harsh Times (trans. from the Spanish by Adrian Nathan West) (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Mario Vargas Llosa
20. The Gardener (Viking, 2021) / Sally Vickers

21. The Swift and the Harrier (Allen & Unwin, 2021) / Minette Walters
22. A Previous Life (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Edmund White
23. Still Life (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021) / Sarah Winman

FIRST NOVELS
1. New York, My Village (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Uwem Akpan
2. Somebody Loves You (And Other Stories, 2021) / Mona Arshi
3. A Net for Small Fishes (Flatiron Books, 2021) / Lucy Jago
4. Pity the Beast (And Other Stories, 2021) / Robin McLean
5. The Falling Thread (Bloomsbury Circus, 2021) / Adam O’Riordan
6. Love in the Big City (trans. from the Korean by Anton Hur) (Black Cat, 2021) / Sang Young Park
7. Learwife (Canongate, 2021) / J.R. Thorp
8. Win Me Something (Tin House, 2021) / Kyle Lucia Wu

STORIES
1. Catalogue of a Private Life (trans. from the Arabic by Sawad Hussain) (Dedalus Books, 2021) / Najwa Bin Shatwan
2. Medusa’s Ankles: Selected Stories (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / A.S. Byatt
3. The Annotated Arabian Nights: Tales from 1001 Nights (trans. by Yasmine Seale) (Liveright, 2021) / Paulo Lemos Horta (ed.)
4. People From My Neighborhood (trans. from the Japanese by Ted Goossen) (Soft Skull Press, 2021) / Hiromi Kawakami
5. Five Tuesdays in Winter (Grove, 2021) / Lily King
6. Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love (Sceptre, 2021) / Huma Qureshi
7. Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone (Canongate, 2021) / John Edgar Wideman
8. The City of Mist (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Carlos Ruiz Zafón

POETRY
1. Against Silence (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Frank Bidart
2. Like a Tree, Walking (Carcanet Press, 2021) / Vahni Capildeo
3. New and Selected Poems (Picador, 2021) / Ian Duhig
4. Osebol: Voices from a Swedish Village (trans. from the Swedish by Peter Graves) (Allen Lane, 2021) / Marit Kapla
5. Howdie-Skelp (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Paul Muldoon
6. The All-Seeing Eye: Collected Poems (trans. from the Chinese by John Balcom) (Cambria Press, 2021) / Shang Qin
7. Oak (Picador, 2021) / Katharine Towers
8. Stones (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Kevin Young

NONFICTION
1. The Greeks: A Global History (Faber & Faber/Basic Books, 2021) / Roderick Beaton
2. The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky, a Crime and Its Punishment / Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece (Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2021) / Kevin Birmingham
3. Kashmir at the Crossroads: Inside a 21st-Century Conflict (Yale University Press, 2021) / Sumantra Bose
4. Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution (Doubleday, 2021) / H.W. Brands
5. A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Cathy Curtis
6. Magritte: A Life (Profile Books/Pantheon, 2021) / Alex Danchev
7. Essays Two: On Proust, Translation, Foreign Languages and the City of Arles (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Lydia Davis
8. Why Food Matters (Yale University Press, 2021) / Paul Freedman
9. Oppositions: Selected Essays (Serpent’s Tail, 2021) / Mary Gaitskill
10. The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World (Allen Lane, 2021) / Malcolm Gaskill

11. I Live a Life Like Yours: A Memoir (trans. from the Norwegian by B.L. Crook) (Pushkin Press, 2021) / Jan Grue
12. A Hitch In Time: Writings from the London Review of Books (Atlantic Books, 2021) / Christopher Hitchens
13. On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times (Metropolitan Books, 2021) / Michael Ignatieff
14. The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris (Oxford University Press, 2021) / Colin Jones
15. The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe (Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2021) / Mark Mazower
16. A Venetian at the Mughal Court: The Life and Adventures of Nicolò Manucci (trans. from the Italian by Elisabetta Gnecchi Ruscone) (Penguin Random House India, 2021) / Marco Moneta
17. Allegorizings (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Jan Morris
18. Last Letter to a Reader: Essays (Giramondo, 2021) / Gerald Murnane
19. These Precious Days: Essays (Harper, 2021) / Ann Patchett
20. Indigo: Arm Wrestling, Snake Saving, and Some Things In Between (Catapult, 2021) / Padgett Powell

21. A Life of Picasso: The Minotaur Years 1933-1943 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / John Richardson
22. The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III (Viking, 2021) / Andrew Roberts
23. Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Elizabeth D. Samet
24. Pride, Prejudice and Punditry: The Essential Shashi Tharoor (Aleph Book Company, 2021) / Shashi Tharoor
25. The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English (Profile Books, 2021) / Hana Videen
26. When the Sahara Was Green: How Our Greatest Desert Came to Be (Princeton University Press, 2021) / Martin Williams

Friday, October 01, 2021

October 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Pessimists (Grove Press, 2021) / Bethany Ball
2. April in Spain (Faber & Faber, 2021) / John Banville
3. The Impossible Truths of Love (Lake Union Publishing, 2021) / Hannah Beckerman
4. Case Study (Saraband, 2021) / Graeme Macrae Burnet
5. Small Pleasures (Custom House, 2021) / Clare Chambers
6. What Storm, What Thunder (Tin House Press, 2021) / Myriam J. A. Chancy
7. Whisper (trans. from the Chinese by Roddy Flagg) (Honford Star, 2021) / Chang Yu-Ko
8. Scary Monsters (Allen & Unwin, 2021) / Michelle de Kretser
9. The Trees (Graywolf Press, 2021) / Percival Everett
10. Treacle Walker (4th Estate, 2021) / Alan Garner

11. Burntcoat (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Sarah Hall
12. A Change of Circumstance (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Susan Hill
13. A Guardian Angel Recalls (trans. from the Dutch by David Colmer) (Pushkin Press, 2021) / Willem Frederik Hermans
14. Some Things Like These (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Claire Keegan
15. Corporal Hitler’s Pistol (Penguin Books Australia, 2021) / Tom Keneally
16. Devotion (Picador Australia/Pan Macmillan Australia, 2021) / Hannah Kent
17. Five Decembers (Hard Case Crime, 2021) / James Kestrel
18. Lemon (trans. from the Korean by Janet Hong) (Other Press/Apollo, 2021) / Kwon Yeo-sun
19. Silverview (Viking, 2021) / John le Carré
20. The Archipelago of Another Life (trans. from the French by Geoffrey Strachan) (Arcade Publishing, 2021) / Andreï Makine

21. The Reprieve (William Morrow/Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / James Han Mattson
22. The Pastor (trans. from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken) (Archipelago Books, 2021) / Hanne Ørstavik
23. Riccardino (trans. from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli) (Mantle, 2021) / Andrea Camilleri
24. Trust (trans. from the Italian by Jhumpa Lahiri) (Europa Editions, 2021) / Domenico Starnone
25. Oh William! (Random House/Viking, 2021) / Elizabeth Strout
26. Em (trans. from the French by Sheila Fischman) (Seven Stories Press, 2021) / Kim Thúy
27. Fight Night (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Miriam Toews
28. The Lincoln Highway (Viking/Hutchinson Heinemann, 2021) / Amor Towles
29. I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness (Riverhead, 2021) / Claire Vaye Watkins
30. Monster in the Middle (Riverhead, 2021) / Tiphanie Yanique

31. Planet of Clay (trans. from the Arabic by Leri Price) (World Editions, 2021) / Samar Yazbek

FIRST NOVELS
1. My Monticello (Henry Holt, 2021) / Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
2. The Whistling (Michael Joseph, 2021) / Rebecca Netley
3. Love in the Big City (trans. from the Korean by Anton Hur) (Tilted Axis Press, 2021) / Sang Young Park
4. The Survivors (trans. from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles) (Fleet, 2021) / Alex Schulman
5. Oldladyvoice (trans. from the Spanish by Charlotte Whittle) (And Other Stories, 2021) / Elisa Victoria

STORIES
1. Life Without Children (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Roddy Doyle
2. Metamorphosis: Selected Stories (Fig Tree, 2021) / Penelope Lively
3. The Ruins of Contracoeur and Other Presences (Swan River Press, 2021) / Joyce Carol Oates
4. Dark Neighbourhood (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2021) / Vanessa Onwuemezi

POETRY
1. The Owl and the Nightingale (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Simon Armitage
2. Winter Recipes from the Collective (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Carcanet, 2021) / Louise Glück
3. Sanctuaries of Invention (Peepal Tree Press, 2021) / Jennifer Rahim
4. Shoulder Tap (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Maurice Riordan
5. Such Color: New and Selected Poems (Graywolf Press, 2021) / Tracy K. Smith

NONFICTION
1. Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane (Faber & Faber/Henry Holt, 2021) / Paul Auster
2. The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs (Basic Books, 2021) / Marc David Baer
3. Athens: City of Wisdom (Apollo/Head of Zeus, 2021) / Bruce Clark
4. Black Paper: Writing in a Dark Time (University of Chicago Press, 2021) / Teju Cole
5. Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be (Princeton University Press, 2021) / Diane Coyle
6. The Vanishing: Faith, Loss, and the Twilight of Christianity in the Land of the Prophets (PublicAffairs, 2021) / Janine di Giovanni
7. Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City (Random House, 2021) / Andrea Elliott
8. Manifesto: On Never Giving Up (Hamish Hamilton, 2021) / Bernardine Evaristo
9. A Thing of Beauty: Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece (Oneworld Publications, 2021) / Peter Fiennes
10. Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2021) / Howard W. French

11. The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis (John Murray/University of Chicago Press, 2021) / Amitav Ghosh
12. Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language (Zed Books, 2021) / James Griffiths
13. Green with Milk and Sugar: When Japan Filled America’s Tea Cups (Columbia University Press, 2021) / Robert Hellyer
14. Liberty Is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2021) / Woody Holton
15. Everything, All the Same, Everywhere: How We Became Postmodern (Verso, 2021) / Stuart Jeffries
16. The Loneliest Americans (Crown, 2021) / Jay Caspian Kang
17. Panic As Man Burns Crumpets: The Vanishing World of the Local Journalist (Robinson, 2021) / Roger Litotes
18. The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA’s Double Helix (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Howard Markel
19. The Joy of Small Things (Guardian Faber Publishing, 2021) / Hannah Jane Parkinson
20. Mud Sweeter Than Honey: Voices of Communist Albania (trans. from the Polish by Zosia Krasodomska-Jones & Antonia Lloyd-Jones (MacLehose Press, 2021) / Margo Rejmer

21. George III: The Life and Reign of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch (Allen Lane, 2021) / Andrew Roberts
22. The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream (Simon & Schuster, 2021) / David M. Rubenstein
23. Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes (Riverhead Books, 2021) / Albert Samaha
24. Ancient India: Culture of Contradictions (Aleph, 2021) / Upinder Singh
25. Orwell’s Roses (Granta/Viking, 2021) / Rebecca Solnit
26. The Young H.G. Wells: Changing the World (Viking, 2021) / Claire Tomalin
27. Free: Coming of Age at the End of History (Allen Lane, 2021) / Lea Ypi