Elif Shafak

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key […]

D.H. Lawrence

Life with a Capital L

A brilliantly varied new selection of D. H. Lawrence’s essays, chosen and introduced by Geoff Dyer […]

T.C. Boyle

Outside Looking In

It is Harvard in the early 1960s. Just off campus, Dr Timothy Leary plays host for […]

Ian McEwan

Machines Like Me

Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing […]

Colin Asher

Never a Lovely So Real – The Life and Work of Nelson Algren

This definitive biography reclaims Nelson Algren as a towering literary figure and finally unravels the enigma […]

Paul Mason

Clear Bright Future

A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author […]

Willy Vlautin

Don’t Skip Out on Me

Meet Horace Hopper, a twenty-one-year-old farm hand in Tonopah, Nevada, who works for Mr Reece and […]

Alan Trotter

Muscle

In a hard-boiled city of crooks, grifts and rackets lurk a pair of toughs: Box and […]

Max Porter

Lanny

Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live […]

Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric novel not just about who we want […]

Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered

2016 Vineland Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems […]

Siri Hustvedt

Memories of the Future

A provocative, wildly funny, intellectually rigorous and engrossing novel, punctuated by Siri Hustvedt’s own illustrations – […]

Michelle Paver

Wakenhyrst

By the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air, an outstanding new piece of story-telling, […]

J.C.H. King

Blood and Land – The Story of Native North America

Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievements of Native North […]

Rafaël Newman

Live Long Enough

Live Long Enough is No 20 in the New Garland Series of poetry books, now published […]

Clair Wills

Lovers and Strangers

The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers – to rebuild, to fill […]

Rachel Kushner

The Mars Room

Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville […]

Lucia Berlin

Evening in Paradise

Ranging from Texas, to Chile, to New Mexico and New York, in Evening in Paradise Berlin […]

Roddy Doyle

Charlie Savage

Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy […]

Ali Smith

Spring

From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to […]

Andy Weir

Artemis

An adrenaline-charged crime caper that features smart, detailed world-building based on real science and the charm […]

Loudon Wainwright III

Liner Notes

Loudon Wainwright III, the son of esteemed Life magazine columnist Loudon Wainwright, Jr., is the patriarch […]

Ian Rankin

In a House of Lies

IN A HOUSE OF LIES… Everyone has something to hide A missing private investigator is found, […]

Anna Burns

Milkman

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 ‘Milkman is extraordinary. I’ve been reading passages aloud for […]

Prosperity Joy

Are The Planets Just For Decoration?

Are The Planets Just For Decoration? is fantastic reading filled with amazing insight and intuitive mastery. […]

Geraldine Quigley

Music Love Drugs

‘A clever multiple-narrative account of teenage kicks and sectarian strife in early 80s Northern Ireland . […]

Tommy Orange

There, There

Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and hoping to reconnect with her estranged family. That’s why […]

Kristen Roupenian

You Know You Want This

From the creator of Cat Person – the first short story to go viral – comes […]

Cliff Sims

Team of Vipers

The first honest insider’s account of the Trump administration. If you hate Trump you need the […]

Naomi Wolf

Outrages

At once, dissent and morality, deviancy and normalcy, became modern legal concepts: if writers, editors, printers […]

Marlon James

Black Leopard Red Wolf

‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until […]

Dave Eggers

The Parade

From the bestselling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful […]

Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION, 2019 The debut novel from one of the National […]

Stephen Morris

Record Play Pause -Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist, Vol. 1

‘A unique and thoughtful musical memoir’ Observer ‘Gritty coming-of-age story . . . plenty of anecdotes […]

Ted Chiang

Exhalation

From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others – the basis for the […]

Enno Reins

Der letzte Dreck

Mehrere Prostituierte werden ermordet. Warum? Ist ihre brutale Zuhälterin ausgerastet? Sind sie ins Kreuzfeuer konkurrierender Motorradgangs […]