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Book awards: The Most Important Books of the Last Twenty Years

Book awards by cover

Works (127)

TitlesOrder
2666 by Roberto Bolaño
The Activist by Renee Gladmannot in English Common Knowledge
Aegypt by John Crowley
Against Identity by Leon Wieseltiernot in English Common Knowledge
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichienot in English Common Knowledge
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packernot in English Common Knowledge
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carsonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All: Stories by Laird Barronnot in English Common Knowledge
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evansnot in English Common Knowledge
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boonot in English Common Knowledge
Beneath the Roses by Gregory Crewdsonnot in English Common Knowledge
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A Big Enough Lie: A Novel by Eric Bennettnot in English Common Knowledge
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountainnot in English Common Knowledge
Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore
Blue Nights by Joan Didionnot in English Common Knowledge
The Boat by Nam Lenot in English Common Knowledge
The Book of Frank by CAConradnot in English Common Knowledge
Brick Lane by Monica Alinot in English Common Knowledge
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaznot in English Common Knowledge
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticatnot in English Common Knowledge
Building Stories by Chris Warenot in English Common Knowledge
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Pikettynot in English Common Knowledge
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankinenot in English Common Knowledge
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Collected Stories by Lorrie Moorenot in English Common Knowledge
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davisnot in English Common Knowledge
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlossernot in English Common Knowledge
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 Sisnot in English Common Knowledge
Counternarratives by John Keene
Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graebernot in English Common Knowledge
Decreation by Anne Carsonnot in English Common Knowledge
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzeenot in English Common Knowledge
Drown by Junot Díaz
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibbennot in English Common Knowledge
Falling Out of Time by David Grossmannot in English Common Knowledge
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistrynot in English Common Knowledge
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushnernot in English Common Knowledge
For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander
The Freddie Stories: With the Great Marlys! and Sister Maybonne by Lynda Barrynot in English Common Knowledge
Gilead by Marilynne Robinsonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinsonnot in English Common Knowledge
Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century by Geoffrey Parkernot in English Common Knowledge
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Great Wave by David Hackett Fischernot in English Common Knowledge
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichienot in English Common Knowledge
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munronot in English Common Knowledge
Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky Finneynot in English Common Knowledge
How the Dead Dream by Lydia Milletnot in English Common Knowledge
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays {original} by Kiese Laymonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Human Stain by Philip Rothnot in English Common Knowledge
Inferno (a poet's novel) by Eileen Myles
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyardnot in English Common Knowledge
The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull ShortLit) by Maggie Nelsonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Known World by Edward P. Jonesnot in English Common Knowledge
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurstnot in English Common Knowledge
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagiharanot in English Common Knowledge
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
I Love Dick (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) by Chris Krausnot in English Common Knowledge
Lovely Green Eyes by Arnošt Lustignot in English Common Knowledge
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levinnot in English Common Knowledge
Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel by Jennine Capó Crucet
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantesnot in English Common Knowledge
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. Merwinnot in English Common Knowledge
The Mooring of Starting Out by John Ashberynot in English Common Knowledge
I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems by Eileen Mylesnot in English Common Knowledge
My Perfect Life by Lynda Barry
My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgårdnot in English Common Knowledge
Native Guard: Poems by Natasha Tretheweynot in English Common Knowledge
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrantenot in English Common Knowledge
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexandernot in English Common Knowledge
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreichnot in English Common Knowledge
NW by Zadie Smithnot in English Common Knowledge
Old Filth by Jane Gardamnot in English Common Knowledge
One Big Self by C. D. Wrightnot in English Common Knowledge
Our Word is Our Weapon by Subcomandante Marcos
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Paradise by Toni Morrisonnot in English Common Knowledge
Pastoralia by George Saundersnot in English Common Knowledge
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Power Politics by Arundhati Roynot in English Common Knowledge
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lishnot in English Common Knowledge
proxy by r erica doylenot in English Common Knowledge
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlancnot in English Common Knowledge
Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future by Dale Jamiesonnot in English Common Knowledge
Remainder by Tom McCarthynot in English Common Knowledge
The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebaldnot in English Common Knowledge
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Round House by Louise Erdrichnot in English Common Knowledge
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolañonot in English Common Knowledge
Selected Stories by Alice Munronot in English Common Knowledge
The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuściński
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Kleinnot in English Common Knowledge
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbertnot in English Common Knowledge
Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stantonnot in English Common Knowledge
Stag's Leap: Poems by Sharon Oldsnot in English Common Knowledge
Steal Away: Selected and New Poems by C. D. Wrightnot in English Common Knowledge
Stranger Things Happen: Stories by Kelly Linknot in English Common Knowledge
Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era by Paul B. Preciadonot in English Common Knowledge
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchellnot in English Common Knowledge
To the Wedding by John Bergernot in English Common Knowledge
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People by Jonathan Schellnot in English Common Knowledge
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguronot in English Common Knowledge
The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study by Stefano Harneynot in English Common Knowledge
Underworld by Don DeLillo
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egannot in English Common Knowledge
Voyage of the Sable Venus: and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewisnot in English Common Knowledge
War by Sebastian Jungernot in English Common Knowledge
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkersonnot in English Common Knowledge
We Others: New and Selected Stories by Steven Millhausernot in English Common Knowledge
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didionnot in English Common Knowledge
We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitchnot in English Common Knowledge
White Girls by Hilton Alsnot in English Common Knowledge
Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian Morrisnot in English Common Knowledge
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers by David Edmondsnot in English Common Knowledge
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantelnot in English Common Knowledge
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

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