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Slip of a Fish

Northern Book Prize 2018

by Amy Arnold

Ash collects words, climbs trees and swims in a deserted lake with her beloved seven-year-old, Charlie. Bemused by everyday life, she has a rich and singular interior world. Over the course of a relentlessly...


The Life to Come

Miles Franklin Award 2018

by Michelle de Kretser

  • de Kretser is a master of immersive detail; she tells her story as much through a series of intimately recalled, gorgeously memorable images as she does her charming cast of characters
  • The Life to Come weaves...

  • The Gift

    Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction 2018

    by Barbara Browning

    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...


    The Others

    Believer Book Award 2017

    by Matthew Rohrer

    A gripping, eerie, and hilarious novel-in-verse from poet Matthew Rohrer. In a Russian-doll of fictional episodes, we follow a midlevel publishing assistant over the course of a day as he encounters ghost stories,...


    The Angel of History: A Novel

    Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction 2017, Arab American Book Award for Fiction 2017

    by Rabih Alameddine

    “There are many ways to break someone’s heart, but Rabih Alameddine is one rare writer who not only breaks our hearts but gives every broken piece a new life.”—Yiyun Li

    Following the critical and commercial...


    Improvement

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

    by Joan Silber

    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...


    The Veins of the Ocean: A Novel

    Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2017

    by Patricia Engel

    “Engel has an eye for detail. She knows how to drown the reader in a sense of enchantment... She writes exquisite moments.”—Roxane Gay, The Nation

    Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved...


    Faces in the Crowd

    Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2014

    by Valeria Luiselli & Christina Macsweeney

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


    Pig Iron

    Gordon Burn Prize 2013

    by Benjamin Myers

    WINNER of THE 2013 GORDON BURN PRIZE. 'Brilliant.' The Guardian.' PIG IRON is the story of a traveller who hasn't travelled; a young man fighting for his surname and his very survival. "They knew of the Wisdoms....


    The Sojourn

    Chautauqua Prize 2012, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2012

    by Andrew Krivak

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


    Maidenhead

    Believer Book Award 2012

    by Tamara Faith Berger

    "Like Anaïs Nin, Berger pays little attention to what is expected of a woman writing smut." – Globe and Mail


    Leaving the Atocha Station

    Believer Book Award 2011

    by Ben Lerner

    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...


    The Instructions

    NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2011

    by Adam Levin

    Beginning with a chance encounter with the beautiful Eliza June Watermark and ending, four days and 900 pages later, with the Events of November 17, this is the story of Gurion Maccabee, age ten: a lover, a...


    How I Became a Famous Novelist

    Thurber Prize for American Humor 2010

    by Steve Hely

    What Pete Tarslaw wants is simple enough: a realistic amount of fame that will open new avenues of sexual opportunity; the kind of financial comfort that will allow him to spend his life pursuing hobbies such...


    The Bishop's Man: A Novel

    Giller Prize 2009

    by Linden MacIntyre

    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...


    Rabbit Hole

    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2007

    by DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is now a major motion picture.


    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Women's Prize for Fiction 2005

    by Lionel Shriver

    That neither nature nor nurture bears exclusive responsibility for a child's character is self-evident. But generalizations about genes are likely to provide cold comfort if it's your own child who just opened...


    Vernon God Little

    Man Booker Prize 2003, Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2003, Whitbread Book Award for First Novel 2003

    by Dbc Pierre

    In the town jail of Martirio - the barbecue sauce capital of Central Texas - sits fifteen-year-old Vernon Little, dressed only in New Jack trainers and underpants. He is in trouble. His friend Jesus has just...


    Why Did I Ever

    Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2001

    by Mary Robison

    "An epic portrayed in miniature, a cry of cosmic pain in a voice of absurdist humor, an earnest insistence on maternal love in the language of skepticism…. [A]ll of Robison's minimalist genius is at work here."...


    Moon Tiger

    Man Booker Prize 1987

    by Penelope Lively

    Winner of the Man Booker Prize

    Penelope Lively won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for this deeply moving, elegantly structured novel.  Elderly, uncompromising Claudia Hampton lies in a London hospital bed...