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  • A writer of “wrenching and sweet truths that feel familiar to any reader” ( Philadelphia Magazine ), Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of five acclaimed novels, including Tumbling , Tempest Rising , and Trading Dreams at Midnight , a… more

  • With “an outsize life to match her outsize talent” ( New York Times ), Edna O’Brien is the author of a score of novels, short story collections, biographies, and poetry collections. Due to frank female voices and daring sexual scenes, her first… more

  • A National Book Award finalist and short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Hanya Yanagihara’s novel A Little Life is a tragic and transcendent psalm to brotherly love and an unsettling meditation on sexual abuse, suffering, and the difficulties of… more

  • The internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery novels of “brilliant writer” ( New York Times Book Review ) Donna Leon contain “crime writing of the highest order: powerful, relevant and all too full of human failings” ( The… more

  • Naturalist Helen Macdonald won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for the bestselling H Is for Hawk , a “beautiful and nearly feral” ( New York Times ) chronicle of the devastating but transformative year she spent training a goshawk… more

  • “Thrilling and enigmatic” ( New York Times Book Review ), Howard Jacobso n is the author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel  The Finkler Question , an unflinching story of friendship and loss. An acerbically funny critic, columnist for The… more

  • Skilled at turning “the ordinary marvelously, frighteningly strange” ( The Boston Globe ), Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five virtuosic novels that explore the spaces inside and beyond fairy tales and myths: her first novel, The Icarus Girl ,… more

  • The author of more than two dozen books for young adults, Jacqueline Woodson has won three Newbery Honors, a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors, as well as the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her… more

  • The year 2010 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Called a "sobering corrective" by a reviewer for the New York Times , Bruce Cumings's book takes a fresh look at the often unjustly ignored conflict. Characterizing… more