Book AwardsThe Most Important Books of the Last Twenty Years

Works (126)

2666 by Roberto Bolaño
The Activist by Renee Gladman
Aegypt by John Crowley
Against Identity by Leon Wieseltier
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer
Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse by Anne Carson
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All: Stories by Laird Barron
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Beneath the Roses by Gregory Crewdson
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A Big Enough Lie: A Novel by Eric Bennett
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
The Boat by Nam Le
The Book of Frank by CAConrad
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Building Stories by Chris Ware
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Collected Stories by Lorrie Moore
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last by Edward St. Aubyn
The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sís
Counternarratives by John Keene
Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
Decreation by Anne Carson
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
Drown by Junot Díaz
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben
Falling Out of Time by David Grossman
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories by Nathan Englander
The Freddie Stories: With the Great Marlys! and Sister Maybonne by Lynda Barry
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson
Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century by Geoffrey Parker
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History by David Hackett Fischer
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro
Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky Finney
How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays {original} by Kiese Laymon
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
Inferno (a poet's novel) by Eileen Myles
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Intoxicated by my illness by Anatole Broyard
The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull ShortLit) by Maggie Nelson
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
Lovely Green Eyes by Arnošt Lustig
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin
Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel by Jennine Capó Crucet
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays by Norman Mailer
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
The Moon Before Morning by W. S. Merwin
The Mooring of Starting Out by John Ashbery
I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems by Eileen Myles
My Perfect Life by Lynda Barry
My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgård
Native Guard: Poems by Natasha Trethewey
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
NW by Zadie Smith
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
One Big Self by C. D. Wright
Our Word is Our Weapon by Subcomandante Marcos
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Paradise by Toni Morrison
Pastoralia by George Saunders
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Power Politics by Arundhati Roy
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future by Dale Jamieson
Remainder by Tom McCarthy
The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
Selected Stories by Alice Munro
The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuściński
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Stag's Leap: Poems by Sharon Olds
Steal Away: Selected and New Poems by C. D. Wright
Stranger Things Happen: Stories by Kelly Link
Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era by Paul B. Preciado
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
To the Wedding by John Berger
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People by Jonathan Schell
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study by Stefano Harney
Underworld by Don DeLillo
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis
War by Sebastian Junger
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
We Others: New and Selected Stories by Steven Millhauser
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion
We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
White Girls by Hilton Als
Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian Morris
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Wittgenstein's Poker : The Story of a Ten-minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers by David Edmonds
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon