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The Gift

Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction 2018

by Barbara Browning Coffee House Press (April 17, 2017)

In the midst of Occupy, Barbara Andersen begins spamming people indiscriminately with ukulele covers of sentimental songs. A series of inappropriate intimacies ensued, including an erotically charged correspondence...


A Book of American Martyrs

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2017

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (February 07, 2017)

“Oates’ American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country...Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but...


Improvement

PEN/Faulkner Award 2018, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2017

by Joan Silber Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

The splendid new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Fools and Ideas of Heaven, a Finalist for the National Book Award

One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel...


Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 2017

by Jesmyn Ward Scribner (September 05, 2017)

WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic,...


Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

by Max Porter Graywolf Press (June 07, 2016)

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment...


LaRose

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2016

by Louise Erdrich Harper (May 10, 2016)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award

In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The...


The Sport of Kings

Kirkus Prize for Fiction 2016

by C. E. Morgan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 03, 2016)

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction A Recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for FictionA Finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction A Finalist for...


Delicious Foods: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2016

by James Hannaham Little, Brown and Company (March 17, 2015)

WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE HURSTON/WRIGHT LEGACY FICTION AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE 2016 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES PRIZE FOR FICTION

NOTABLE...


You Don't Have to Live Like This

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2015

by Benjamin Markovits Harper (July 07, 2015)

A frighteningly prescient novel of today’s America—one man’s story of a racially charged real estate experiment in Detroit, Michigan.

“You get in the habit of living a certain kind of life, you keep going...


The Sellout

Man Booker Prize 2016, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2015

by Paul Beatty Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2015)

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature

New York Times Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Named One of the...


A God in Ruins: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2015

by Kate Atkinson Little, Brown and Company (May 05, 2015)

One of the Best Books of 2015--TIME, NPR, Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, Kirkus, Bookpage, Hudson Booksellers, AARP

The stunning...


In the Light of What We Know

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2014

by Zia Haider Rahman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 22, 2014)

A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century

One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his...


Faces in the Crowd

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2014

by Valeria Luiselli & Christina Macsweeney Coffee House Press (April 21, 2014)

Collapsing narratives and the perils of translation from "one of the most important new voices in Mexican writing." (Alma Guillermoprieto)


The Blazing World: A Novel

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2014

by Siri Hustvedt Simon & Schuster (March 11, 2014)

Named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of the Year ** Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction Books of 2014 ** NPR Best Books of 2014 ** Kirkus Reviews Best Literary Fiction Books of 2014...


Snow Hunters: A Novel

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2014

by Paul Yoon Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2013)

Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is “a subtle, elegant, poignant read” (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor’s apprentice and confronts...


Lila

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

National Book Award Finalist

A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping

Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists...


To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel

Dylan Thomas Prize 2014

by Joshua Ferris Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2014)

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning.

Paul...


Lost for Words

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014

by Edward St. Aubyn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 20, 2014)

Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times)

Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade....


The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014

by Donna Tartt Little, Brown and Company (October 22, 2013)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt...


This Is the Way

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2013

by Gavin Corbett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 05, 2013)

Anthony Sonaghan is hiding out in an old tenement house in Dublin: he fears he's reignited an ancient feud between the two halves of his family. Twenty-first-century Dublin may have shopping malls and foreign...


We Need New Names: A Novel

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2013

by Noviolet Bulawayo Reagan Arthur Books (May 21, 2013)

A remarkable literary debut--shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.

Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must...


Questions of Travel: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2013

by Michelle de Kretser Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2013)

"It is not really possible to describe, in a short space, the originality and depth of this long and beautifully crafted book."--A.S. Byatt, Guardian Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold,...


Where the Moon Isn't

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2013

by Nathan Filer St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

Winner of the 2013 Costa First Novel Award (under the title The Shock of the Fall)

"A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." —S. J. Watson, New York...


Life After Life: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2013

by Kate Atkinson Reagan Arthur Books (April 02, 2013)

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that...


The Luminaries

Man Booker Prize 2013, Governor General's Award for Fiction 2013

by Eleanor Catton Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2013)

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The...


City of Bohane

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013

by Kevin Barry Graywolf Press (March 13, 2012)

* Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award in the First Novel category *

A blazingly original, wildly stylish, and pulpy debut novel

"City of Bohane, the extraordinary first novel by the Irish writer Kevin Barry,...


The Death of Bees

Commonwealth Book Prize 2013

by Lisa O'Donnell Harper (January 02, 2013)

A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents.

Marnie and Nelly,...


Scenes from Early Life

Ondaatje Prize 2013

by Philip Hensher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2013)

From the Man Booker–short-listed author of The Northern Clemency, a family and a nation—Bangladesh—are forged through storytelling, conversation, jokes, feuds, blood, songs, bravery, and sacrifice

In late...


The Innocents

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2012

by Francesca Segal Hachette Books (June 05, 2012)

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** *** Winner of the 2013 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, the 2013 Sam Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, and the 2012 National Jewish...


The Yellow Birds: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2013, Guardian First Book Award 2012

by Kevin Powers Little, Brown and Company (September 11, 2012)

A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of...


The Land of Decoration

Desmond Elliott Prize 2012

by Grace McCleen Henry Holt and Co. (March 27, 2012)

A mesmerizing debut about a young girl whose steadfast belief and imagination bring everything she once held dear into treacherous balance

In Grace McCleen's harrowing, powerful debut, she introduces an unforgettable...


The Sojourn

Chautauqua Prize 2012, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2012

by Andrew Krivak Bellevue Literary Press (April 19, 2011)

A stunning debut novel of brutality and survival on the Southern Front of World War I.


The Sly Company of People Who Care

Ondaatje Prize 2012

by Rahul Bhattacharya Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2011)

In flight from the tame familiarity of home in Bombay, a twenty-six-year-old cricket journalist chucks his job and arrives in Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. Amid beautiful,...


Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2012, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2012

by Ben Fountain Ecco (May 01, 2012)

New York Times Bestseller

Now a Major Motion Picture

“Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous.”

—New York Times Book Review

“Mothers, father, sons, and daughters: read this giant-hearted novel.”...


The Round House

National Book Award for Fiction 2012

by Louise Erdrich Harper (October 02, 2012)

The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.

One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling,...


Leaving the Atocha Station

Believer Book Award 2011

by Ben Lerner Coffee House Press (August 23, 2011)

Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. What is actual when our experiences...


Solace

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2011

by Belinda McKeon Scribner (May 17, 2011)

Belinda McKeon’s Solace is an extraordinarily accomplished first novel—a story of a father and son thrown together by tragedy; one clinging to the old country and one plunging into the new. Set in an Ireland...


Stiltsville: A Novel

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2011

by Susanna Daniel HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

“A wise and loving portrait of a marriage….Susanna Daniel writes beautifully of matters of the heart.”

— Jennifer Haigh, author of The Condition

 

Against a vivid South Florida background, Susanna Daniel’s...


The Sisters Brothers

Governor General's Award for Fiction 2011

by Patrick Dewitt Ecco (April 26, 2011)

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JOHN C. REILLY AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX

A BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST

AND A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Publishers Weekly • Amazon • Hudson Booksellers • Washington...


Half-Blood Blues

Giller Prize 2011

by Esi Edugyan Picador (February 28, 2012)

Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Man Booker Prize Finalist 2011

An Oprah Magazine Best Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction

Berlin, 1939. The Hot Time Swingers,...


The Madonnas of Echo Park

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2011

by Brando Skyhorse Free Press (June 01, 2010)

We slipped into this country like thieves, onto the land that once was ours.

With these words, spoken by an illegal Mexican day laborer, The Madonnas of Echo Park takes us into the unseen world of Los Angeles,...


You & Me

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2011

by Padgett Powell Ecco (July 31, 2012)

Padgett Powell, author of the acclaimed The Interrogative Mood and “one of the few truly important American writers of our time” (Sam Lipsyte), returns with a hilarious Southern send-up of Samuel Beckett’s...


The Girl with Glass Feet

Desmond Elliott Prize 2010

by Ali Shaw Henry Holt and Co. (January 05, 2010)

An inventive and richly visual novel about young lovers on a quest to find a cure for a magical ailment, perfect for readers of Alice Hoffman

Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago...


Next: A Novel

Believer Book Award 2010

by James Hynes & Jimmy Liao Reagan Arthur Books (March 09, 2010)

One Man, one day, and a novel bursting with drama, comedy, and humanity.

Kevin Quinn is a standard-variety American male: middle-aged, liberal-leaning, self-centered, emotionally damaged, generally determined...


How to Paint a Dead Man

Portico Prize for Fiction 2010

by Sarah Hall HarperCollins (September 08, 2009)

From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative...


The Lacuna

Women's Prize for Fiction 2010

by Barbara Kingsolver HarperCollins e-books (November 03, 2009)

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story...


The Bishop's Man: A Novel

Giller Prize 2009

by Linden MacIntyre Counterpoint (September 10, 2010)

Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the “Exorcist”—an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress potential scandal. He knows all of the devious ways...


Breath

Miles Franklin Award 2009

by Tim Winton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 27, 2008)

Now a Major Motion Picture, Starring Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, and Richard Roxburgh

Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia,...


An Elegy for Easterly

Guardian First Book Award 2009

by Petina Gappah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 26, 2009)

A woman in a township in Zimbabwe is surrounded by throngs of dusty children but longs for a baby of her own; an old man finds that his new job making coffins at No Matter Funeral Parlor brings unexpected riches;...


I Am Not Sidney Poitier

Believer Book Award 2009

by Percival Everett Graywolf Press (August 02, 2011)

I Am Not Sidney Poitier is an irresistible comic novel from the master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in America

I was, in life, to be a gambler, a risk-taker,...