The Guardian First Book Award 2012 Shortlist
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century's hidden worlds,...
The Art of Fielding
A wonderful, warm novel from a major new American voice.
The Yellow Birds
An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.
The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi has been one of the twenty-first century's defining moments: the Arab world's most bizarre dictator brought down by his own people with the aid of NATO aircraft. This title traces the history of...
Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma
When Janie Ryan is born, she's in a long line of Ryan women, Aberdeen fishwives to the marrow, always ready to fight. Her violet-eyed Grandma had predicted she'd be sly. In the hospital, her family approached her suspiciously, so...
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