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Book awards: Village Voice 25 Favorite Books

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Annette Messager (La Creation Contemporaine) by Catherine Grenier2001
The Annotated "Here" by Marjorie Welish2001
Antebellum Dream Book by Elizabeth Alexander2001
Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald2001
Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus by Rick Perlstein2001
By the Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah2001
The Complete Works of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel2001
The Corrections: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen2001
Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson2001
Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000 by Melani McAlister2001
Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity by Vijay Prashad2001
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser2001
John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead2001
The Last Summer of Reason by Tahar Djaout2001
London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd2001
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk2001
Non #5 by Jordan Crane2001
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 by Michael Azerrad2001
Our Word is Our Weapon by Subcomandante Marcos2001
Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750 by Jonathan I. Israel2001
Raymond Pettibon by Raymond Pettibon2001
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories by Lydia Davis2001
Stranger Things Happen: Stories by Kelly Link2001
Views from the South by Sarah Anderson2001
The Wig My Father Wore by Anne Enright2001
After Nature by W. G. Sebald2002
After the Quake by Haruki Murakami2002
Atonement by Ian McEwan2002
Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity--A Cultural Biography by Irene Gammel2002
The Captain Lands in Paradise: Poems by Sarah Manguso2002
Cards of Identity by Nigel Dennis2002
The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje2002
Dear Mr. President by Gabe Hudson2002
Depraved Indifference by Gary Indiana2002
ego trip's Big Book of Racism! by Sacha Jenkins2002
Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph E. Stiglitz2002
Henry Darger: In the Realms of the Unreal by John M. MacGregor2002
Krazy & Ignatz 1925-1926: "There is a Heppy Land Furfur A-waay" by George Herriman2002
Krazy & Ignatz 1927-1928: "Love Letters in Ancient Brick" by George Herriman2002
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk2002
The Mount: A Novel by Carol Emshwiller2002
My Loose Thread by Dennis Cooper2002
A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram2002
Niagara by Mary Woronov2002
Nowhere Man: The Pronek Fantasies by Aleksandar Hemon2002
The Portable Promised Land: Stories by Touré2002
State of Siege by Juan Goytisolo2002
This Is Not It by Lynne Tillman2002
Under Radar by Michael Tolkin2002
You Are Not a Stranger Here: Stories by Adam Haslett2002
You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers2002
Actress in the House by Joseph McElroy2003
American Woman: A Novel by Susan Choi2003
Any Human Heart by William Boyd2003
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong2003
Brick Lane by Monica Ali2003
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon2003
Diane Arbus Revelations by Diane Arbus2003
Elizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee2003
The Fatalist by Lyn Hejinian2003
Fathom by Andrew Joron2003
Final Girl by Daphne Gottlieb2003
The Fixer: A Story from Sarajevo by Joe Sacco2003
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem2003
The Frank Book by Jim Woodring2003
From the Atelier Tovar by Guy Maddin2003
Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland2003
Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez2003
Magic circles: The Beatles in dream and history by Devin McKinney2003
P: A Novel by Andrew Conn2003
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson2003
Politics by Adam Thirlwell2003
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc2003
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit2003
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust2003
Who Sleeps with Katz by Todd McEwen2003
(some of) The Adventures of Carlyle, My Imaginary Friend (Iowa Poetry Prize) by Dainis Hazners2004
The Age of Sinatra (Soft Skull ShortLit) by David Ohle2004
April Fool's Day: A Novel (P.S.) by Josip Novakovich2004
Blood and Soap by Linh Dinh2004
Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan2004
Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo by Ned Sublette2004
Fidelity: Stories by Michael Redhill2004
Grab Bag by Derek McCormack2004
The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen2004
Happy Baby by Stephen Elliott2004
The Haunted Hillbilly by Derek McCormack2004
In Praise of Blandness: Proceeding from Chinese Thought and Aesthetics by François Jullien2004
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke2004
Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett by Jennifer Gonnerman2004
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst2004
Looking Forward to It: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the American Electoral Process by Stephen Elliott2004
Molvanîa: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry by Santo Cilauro2004
Mr. Dynamite by Meredith Brosnan2004
Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture by Lisa Robertson2004
Old Friends by Stephen Dixon2004
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi2004
Sayonara, Gangsters by Gen'ichirō Takahashi2004
The Seas by Samantha Hunt2004
Snow by Orhan Pamuk2004
Wake Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames2004
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank2004
You Have to Be Careful in the Land of the Free by James Kelman2004
99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style by Matt Madden2005
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend2005
Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War by Retort2005
Atomik Aztex by Sesshu Foster2005
Black Hole by Charles Burns2005
The Collected Fiction of Kenneth Koch by Kenneth Koch2005
Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ouředník2005
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer2005
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman2005
The Letters of Robert Lowell by Robert Lowell2005
Like A Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson by Jonathan Coe2005
Love Creeps by Amanda Filipacchi2005
Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis2005
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link2005
My Life In CIA: A Chronicle of 1973 by Harry Mathews2005
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro2005
Other Electricities: Stories by Ander Monson2005
Povel by Geraldine Kim2005
Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer by Vik Muniz2005
Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition by Jeff Byles2005
The Sluts by Dennis Cooper2005
Times Like These by Rachel Ingalls2005
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill2005
Wimbledon Green by Seth2005
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion2005
The Afterlife by Donald Antrim2006
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones2006
American Genius: A Comedy by Lynne Tillman2006
Andy Warhol Screen Tests: the Films of Andy Warhol: Catalogue Raisonné by Callie Angell2006
Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries 1900-1969 by Dan Nadel2006
China Syndrome: The True Story of the 21st Century's First Great Epidemic by Karl Taro Greenfeld2006
Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir by Lisa Crystal Carver2006
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud2006
Exquisite Corpse: Surrealism and the Black Dahlia Murder by Mark Nelson2006
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel2006
Half Life by Shelley Jackson2006
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips2006
The Last of Her Kind by Sigrid Nunez2006
Lost Girls by Alan Moore2006
Memorial: A Novel by Bruce Wagner2006
New York 2000: Architecture and Urbanism from the Bicentennial to the Millennium (New York) by Robert A. M. Stern2006
On the Town: One Hundred Years of Spectacle in Times Square by Marshall Berman2006
Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America by Cynthia Carr2006
The Road by Cormac McCarthy2006
The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis2006
The Totality for Kids (New California Poetry) by Joshua Clover2006
Twilight of the Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg2006
Up Is Up, But So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992 by Brandon Stosuy2006
Voices of Time: A Life in Stories by Eduardo Galeano2006
All About H. Hatterr by G. V. Desani2007
August Wilson Century Cycle by August Wilson2007
Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila by Paul Rambali2007
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaznot in English Common Knowledge2007
Christine Falls by Benjamin Black2007
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James2007
An Elemental Thing by Eliot Weinberger2007
Ice by Vladimir Sorokin2007
The Life of Kingsley Amis by Zachary Leader2007
The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved by Judith Freeman2007
No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July2007
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy by John Bowe2007
Novels in Three Lines by Félix Fénéon2007
Petropolis by Anya Ulinich2007
A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia by Anna Politkovskaja2007
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein2007
Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector by Mick Brown2007
Varieties of Disturbance: Stories by Lydia Davis2007
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman2007
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon2007
2666 by Roberto Bolaño2008
Exit Music by Ian Rankin2008
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins2008
Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein2008
Lush Life by Richard Price2008
A Mercy by Toni Morrison2008
My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan Poetry) by Jack Spicer2008
Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño2008
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill2008
The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman2008
Personal Days by Ed Park2008
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America by Matt Weiland2008
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri2008
The United States Constitution : a graphic adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey2008
What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire? by António Lobo Antunes2008
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower2009
Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992 by Tim Lawrence2009
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon2009
The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? by Padgett Powell2009
No Quarter: The Battle of the Crater, 1864 by Richard Slotkin2009
Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh by Adrian Heathfield2009
Poems 1959-2009 by Frederick Seidel2009
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder2009
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer2009
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood2009
Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hobannot in English Common Knowledge2010
The Anthology of Rap by Adam Bradleynot in English Common Knowledge2010
The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River by Dan Morrisonnot in English Common Knowledge2010
Encounter: Essays by Milan Kunderanot in English Common Knowledge2010
How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks by Dave Tompkinsnot in English Common Knowledge2010
Just Kids by Patti Smithnot in English Common Knowledge2010
Six Novels in Woodcuts by Lynd Wardnot in English Common Knowledge2010
Skippy Dies by Paul Murraynot in English Common Knowledge2010
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egannot in English Common Knowledge2010
Witz by Joshua Cohennot in English Common Knowledge2010
Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present by Jeff Madricknot in English Common Knowledge2011
Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 by Ai Weiweinot in English Common Knowledge2011
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turklenot in English Common Knowledge2011
Beauty Is in the Street: A Visual Record of the May '68 Paris Uprising by Johan Kugelbergnot in English Common Knowledge2011
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsukanot in English Common Knowledge2011
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitmannot in English Common Knowledge2011
Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir by Piper Laurienot in English Common Knowledge2011
The Night Circus by Erin Morgensternnot in English Common Knowledge2011
Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghinot in English Common Knowledge2011
Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivannot in English Common Knowledge2011
Quiet Chaos by Sandro Veronesi2011
Ready Player One by Ernest Clinenot in English Common Knowledge2011
Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History by Robert Hughesnot in English Common Knowledge2011
The Scale of Maps by Belén Gopeguinot in English Common Knowledge2011
There But For The by Ali Smithnot in English Common Knowledge2011
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obrehtnot in English Common Knowledge2011
1948 by Yoram Kaniuk2012
Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdelnot in English Common Knowledge2012
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantelnot in English Common Knowledge2012
Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York by Robin Shulmannot in English Common Knowledge2012
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Maxnot in English Common Knowledge2012
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynnnot in English Common Knowledge2012
MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Sign, Storage, Transmission) by Jonathan Sternenot in English Common Knowledge2012
My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays by Davy Rothbartnot in English Common Knowledge2012
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: "Only a Poor Old Man" (Vol. 12) (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library) by Carl Barksnot in English Common Knowledge2012
Weiwei-isms by Weiwei Ainot in English Common Knowledge2012
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Wintersonnot in English Common Knowledge2012
At the Bottom of Everything: A Novel by Ben Dolnicknot in English Common Knowledge2013
The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories by Connie Willisnot in English Common Knowledge2013
Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethemnot in English Common Knowledge2013
Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America by Matt Apuzzonot in English Common Knowledge2013
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushnernot in English Common Knowledge2013
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop by Emily Elsennot in English Common Knowledge2013
The Fun Parts: Stories by Sam Lipsytenot in English Common Knowledge2013
Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambranonot in English Common Knowledge2013
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn2013
Meaty: Essays by Samantha Irby, Creator of the Blog BitchesGottaEat by Samantha Irbynot in English Common Knowledge2013
Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art (The Phillips Book Prize Series) by Robert Slifkinnot in English Common Knowledge2013
The Riot Grrrl Collection by Lisa Darmsnot in English Common Knowledge2013
Taipei by Tao Linnot in English Common Knowledge2013
Traveling Sprinkler: A Novel by Nicholson Bakernot in English Common Knowledge2013
Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City by Choire Sichanot in English Common Knowledge2013
American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny by Christopher Millernot in English Common Knowledge2014
California by Edan Lepuckinot in English Common Knowledge2014
The Fever by Megan Abbottnot in English Common Knowledge2014
How to be both: A novel by Ali Smithnot in English Common Knowledge2014
The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson2014
Mermaids in Paradise: A Novel by Lydia Milletnot in English Common Knowledge2014
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Jacobin) by Melissa Gira Grantnot in English Common Knowledge2014
Shoplifter by Michael Chonot in English Common Knowledge2014
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber2014
An Untamed State by Roxane Gaynot in English Common Knowledge2014
The Zone of Interest by Martin Amisnot in English Common Knowledge2014
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelsonnot in English Common Knowledge2015
Asking for It : The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It by Kate Hardingnot in English Common Knowledge2015
Eve's Hollywood by Eve Babitznot in English Common Knowledge2015
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmonnot in English Common Knowledge2015
Quicksand by Steve Toltz2015
Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton2015
Talk (New York Review Books Classics) by Linda Rosenkrantznot in English Common Knowledge2015
We all looked up by Tommy Wallachnot in English Common Knowledge2015
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink2015

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