Paul Auster

4 3 2 1

On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald […]

Michael Chabon

Moonglow

Moonglow unfolds as a deathbed confession. An old man, tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by […]

Paul Beatty

The Sellout

A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to […]

Zadie Smith

Swing Time

Two brown girls dream of being dancers – but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has […]

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The Nest

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

Elijah Wald

Dylan Goes Electric!

One of the music world’s pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan […]

Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians

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

Donal Ryan

All We Shall Know

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

Mihail Sebastian

For Two Thousand Years

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

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 twentieth-century […]

Aravind Adiga

Selection Day

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

Ian McEwan

Nutshell

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

Joanna Kavenna

A Field Guide to Reality

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

A.L. Kennedy

Serious Sweet

A good man in a bad world, Jon Sigurdsson is 59 and divorced: a senior civil servant […]

Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl

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