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Milkman

Man Booker Prize 2018

by Anna Burns

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

“Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique.”—The Guardian

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons....


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...


Goblin

Saltire Award for Scottish First Book of the Year 2017

by Ever Dundas

Ian McEwan's Atonement meets Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth in this extraordinary debut.


All That Man Is

Gordon Burn Prize 2016

by David Szalay

Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2016 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for Fiction

A magnificent and ambitiously conceived portrait of contemporary life, by a genius of realism

Nine men. Each of...


Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

by Max Porter

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...


No One Gets Out Alive

August Derleth Award 2015

by Adam Nevill

When Stephanie moves to the notoriously cheap Perry Bar neighborhood of Birmingham, she's just happy to find an affordable room for rent that's large enough not to deserve her previous room's nickname, "the...


The Wake

Gordon Burn Prize 2014

by Paul Kingsnorth

"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." —Eimear McBride, New Statesman

In the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and...


In the Light of What We Know

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2014

by Zia Haider Rahman

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...


Elizabeth Is Missing

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2014

by Emma Healey

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MYSTERY WHEN YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE CLUES?

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity,...


Lost for Words

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014

by Edward St. Aubyn

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....


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....


Last Days

August Derleth Award 2013

by Adam Nevill

Last Days (winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel of the Year) by Adam Nevill is a Blair Witch style novel in which a documentary film-maker undertakes the investigation of a dangerous cult—with...


Where the Moon Isn't

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2013

by Nathan Filer

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...


The Marlowe Papers

Desmond Elliott Prize 2013

by Ros Barber

Winner of the 2013 Desmond Elliott Prize

Longlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction

You're the author of the greatest plays of all time.

But nobody knows.

And if it gets out, you're dead.

On May 30, 1593,...


The Death of Bees

Commonwealth Book Prize 2013

by Lisa O'Donnell

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

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 Ritual

August Derleth Award 2012

by Adam Nevill

Now a Netflix Original Movie!

When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another....


Among Others

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2012, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2012, Robert Holdstock Award 2012

by Jo Walton

Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling...


A Foreign Country

Amelia Levene #1

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012

by Charles Cumming

From the internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of The Trinity Six, comes a compelling tale of deceit and betrayal, conspiracy and redemption

On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly...


The Land of Decoration

Desmond Elliott Prize 2012

by Grace McCleen

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...