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Ted Gioia

The History of Jazz

Ted Gioia’s History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic—acclaimed by jazz critics and fans […]

Saniee Parinoush

The Book of Fate

Selected as one of World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2013 Spanning five turbulent decades in […]

Julian Barnes

The Man in the Red Coat

The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty […]

Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson’s masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small […]

Zadie Smith

Grand Union

n the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of […]

Colin Grant

Homecoming – Voices of the Windrush Generation

When Colin Grant was growing up in Luton in the 1960s, he learned not to ask his […]

Patti Smith

Year of the Monkey

Following a run of New Year’s concerts at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping […]

William Melvin Kelley

A Different Drummer

June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young black farmer by the name […]

Benjamin Piekut

Henry Cow – The World Is a Problem

In its open improvisations, lapidary lyrics, errant melodies, and relentless pursuit of spontaneity, the British experimental band […]

Adrienne Rich

Collected Poems 1950 – 2012

Adrienne Rich was the singular voice of her generation and one of our most important American poets. […]

Margaret Atwood

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic […]

Arundhati Roy

My Seditious Heart

My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the […]

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, […]

Ted Chiang

Exhalation

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

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 to […]