International Booker Longlist 2021

At Night All Blood is Black

At Night All Blood is Black

David Diop, Anna Moschovakis

A Times historical fiction book of the year, new in paperback - the prize-winning story of a Senegalese soldier in the trenches, told in hypnotic, powerful prose.

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In Memory of Memory

In Memory of Memory

Maria Stepanova, Sasha Dugdale

With the death of her aunt, Maria Stepanova is left to sift through an apartment full of faded photographs, old postcards, diaries, and heaps of souvenirs: a withered repository of a century of life in Russia. Carefully...

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Minor Detail

Minor Detail

Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette

From a young Palestinian writer comes this compelling look at the Israel/Palestine conflict, from both the perspective of an Israeli soldier in 1949 as well as that of a young Palestinian woman.

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Summer Brother

Summer Brother

Jaap Robben, David Doherty

In this honest, tender account of brotherly love, thirteen-year-old Brian is tasked with caring for his disabled older brother.

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When We Cease to Understand the World

When We Cease to Understand the World

Benjamin Labatut, Adrian Nathan West

Using extraordinary, epoch-defining moments from the history of science, Benjamin Labatut plunges us into exhilarating territory between fact and fiction, progress and destruction, genius and madness.      

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The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell

A masterpiece of contemporary Gothic from the internationally acclaimed author of Things We Lost in the Fire.

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The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gikuyu and Mumbi

The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gikuyu and Mumbi

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Gikuyu and Mumbi settled on the peaceful and bounteous foot of Mount Kenya after fleeing war and hunger. When ninety-nine suitors arrive on their land, seeking to marry their famously beautiful daughters, called The Perfect Nine,...

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 Special priceI Live in the Slums: Stories

I Live in the Slums: Stories

Can Xue, Karen Gernant, Zeping Chen

A major new collection of stories by one of the most exciting and creative voices in contemporary Chinese literature.

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An Inventory of Losses

An Inventory of Losses

Judith Schalansky, Jackie Smith

A dazzling cabinet of curiosities from one of Europe's most acclaimed and inventive writers.     

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The War of the Poor

The War of the Poor

Eric Vuillard, Mark Polizzotti

A short, brutal tale by the author of The Order of The Day: the story of a moment in Europe's history when the poor rose up and banded together behind a fiery preacher, to challenge the entrenched powers of the ruling elite.

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Wretchedness

Wretchedness

Andrzej Tichy, Nichola Smalley

Beauty and poverty; violence, addiction and brotherhood. Written with unstoppable flow, Wretchedness mixes high and low culture in an inimitable way.

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