Garth Greenwell

What Belongs to You

On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia’s National Palace of Culture, looking for sex. Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters Mitko, a charismatic young hustler. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, and their trysts grow increasingly intimate and unnerving as the enigma of this young man becomes inseparable from that of his homeland, Bulgaria, a country with a difficult past and an uncertain […]

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Kate Tempest

The Bricks that Built the Houses

Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest’s electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of […]

Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl

William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW retold. Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she […]

Joanna Kavenna

A Field Guide to Reality

A conceptual tour de force and a satire of pseudo-philosophy and literary devices, from the brilliantly […]

Adam Haslett

Imagine Me Gone

A sweeping American drama about the long legacy of mental illness, the bonds of kinship, and […]

Ian McEwan


Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless […]

Donal Ryan

All We Shall Know

‘Martin Toppy is the son of a famous Traveller and the father of my unborn child. […]

Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson’s first travel book for fifteen years – a brand new journey around Britain. Once […]

Edmund de Waal

The White Road

‘Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first’ A handful of […]

Marilynne Robinson

The Givenness of Things

The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture […]

Peter Swanson

The Kind Worth Killing

Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell […]

Aravind Adiga

Selection Day

Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket – if not as good […]

Tana French

The Trespasser

Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder squad, […]

Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016 From the writer of one of the most memorable debuts […]


Deep South

Acclaimed and beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to his own country – America […]

Ian Rankin

Even Dogs in the Wild

Retirement doesn’t suit John Rebus. He wasn’t made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a […]

Sara Baume

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a different kind of love story. A misfit man […]

Richard Bradford

The Importance of Elsewhere – Philip Larkin’s Photographs

The most widely read British poet of the twentieth century, Philip Larkin was also a keen […]

Lucia Berlin

A Manual for Cleaning Women

The stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in […]

Teju Cole

Known and Strange Things

A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every […]

Christopher Bray

1965 – The Year Modern Britain Was Born

There is Britain before 1965 and Britain after 1965 – and they are not the same […]

Kristin Hersh

Don’t Suck, Don’t Die – Giving up Vic Chesnutt

A haunting ode to a lost friend, this memoir by the acclaimed author of Rat Girl […]

Mihail Sebastian

For Two Thousand Years

A prescient interwar masterpiece, available in English for the first time ‘Absolutely, definitively alone’, a young […]

Bruce Springsteen

Born to Run

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. […]

Garth Risk Hallberg

City on Fire

New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s […]

A.E. Hotchner

Hemingway in Love

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. […]

Adam Sisman

John LeCarré – The Biography

Over half a century since The Spy Who came in from the Cold made John le […]

Tony Judt

When the Facts Change – Essays 1995 – 2010

A great thinker’s final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author […]

Chrissie Hynde

Reckless – My Life

By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me

In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the […]

Don DeLillo

Zero K

The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the […]

Mich Houghton

I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn – The Biography of Sandy Denny

I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn tells the story of Sandy Denny, one of the greatest British […]

Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last

Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an […]

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The Nest

A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of […]

Steve Silberman


What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of […]