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

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