Less (Greer)

Pulitzer Prize Winner

‘Less’ is the funniest novel you’ll read this year (Washington Post)

Less (Greer)


Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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The Great Believers (Makkai)

National Book Award Finalist

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
A NEW YORK TIMES Selection for BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
A PICK FOR THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY’S 2018 BEST BOOKS
“A page turner…An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis. “—The New York Times Book Revie

The Great Believers (Makkai)


National Book Critics Award for Fiction

The 40 best books to read before you die

Ceri Radfor and Chris Harvey, The Independent

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾, Sue Townsend
Catch 22, Joseph Heller
Tess of the d’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
1984, George Orwell
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The God of Small Things, Arunhati Roy
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
The Code of the Woosters, Pg Wodehouse
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Lord of the Flies, Willam Golding
Midnight’s Children, Salman Rishdie
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Middlemarch, George Eliot
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Dune, Frank Herbert
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Lolita, Vlaimier Nabokov
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K Dick
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Dracula, Bram Stoker
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Dangerous Liaisons, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
100 Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Trial, Franz Kafka
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
The Leopard, Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa

Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner Novelist (United Kingdom)
1926 – 2016
Anita Brookner
In Praise of Anita Brookner

ANITA BROOKNER: A STARTER KIT
Rumaan Alam (The Enthusiast NYT)

The Debut The novelist’s first work opens with a brilliant line — “Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.” — and establishes the themes that Brookner would revisit over the years.

Hotel du Lac Her best-known work (which received the Booker Prize in something of an upset) is about a romance novelist on holiday in Switzerland.

Look At Me My favorite of Brookner’s books is about a librarian whom no one seems to see, and contains what must be literature’s most depressing office holiday party.

Dolly This story of a young woman and her elderly, quite monstrous aunt surprises by showing how family bonds can endure over the years.

Fraud A woman of a certain age goes missing. This beautiful book isn’t a thriller but a fantasy for anyone who’s dreamed of leaving an unfulfilling reality behind.

Fantastic Fiction (Anita Brookner)