John Burnside

The Asylum Dance

Lucid, tender, and strangely troubling, the poems in The Asylum Dance – which won the Whitbread Prize […]

Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors (ed.)

A New Literary History of America

America is a nation making itself up as it goes along—a story of discovery and invention unfolding […]

Lyndall Gordon

Lives Like Loaded Guns – Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds

In 1882, Emily Dickinson’s brother, Austin, began an adulterous love affair with the accomplished and ravishing Mabel […]

Joan Schenkar

The Talented Miss Highsmith – The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of twentieth-century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling […]

Tom Perrotta

The Leftovers

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 The […]

Richard Ford


In 1956, Dell Parsons’ family came to a stop in Great Falls, Montana, the way many military […]

John Szwed

Alan Lomax – The Man Who Recorded the World

The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science […]

Emily Dickinson

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

This volume, containing all of Emily Dickinson’s lyrics, presents biographical data about the poet and information about […]

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A Coney Island of the Mind

A million copies in print—translated into over a dozen languages—one of the best-selling and most popular books […]

Peter James

Dead Man’s Grip

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace returns . . . Carly Chase is still traumatised after being in a […]

Craig Robertson


A series of high-profile shootings by a lone sniper leaves Glasgow terrorised and police photographer Tony Winter […]

Blaine Harden

Escape From Camp 14

Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk – the only person born in a North Korean gulag […]

Tim Weiner

Enemies – A History of the FBI

Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work […]

Julie Coleman

The Life of Slang

This book traces the development of English slang from the earliest records to the latest tweet. It […]

Siri Hustvedt

Living, Thinking, Looking

From the internationally bestselling author of What I Loved and The Summer Without Men, a dazzling collection […]