“In a world that seems to be entering into a time of darkness, novels are embers that we cup in our hands, embers of potential,” said internationally acclaimed author Moshin Hamid, at the opening press conference of the Frankfurt Book Fair this week. The author, most recently, of the novel The Last White Man, stated that global civilization “is entering what seems like a period of darkness. Novels are crucial to the future of the planet, not only because they tell us stories of people who are different from us, and allow us to empathize, and encourage us to blur the boundaries between one group and another. No, novels are also important because of their form, because writing and reading a book is itself a profound and hopeful act of cooperation.” We couldn’t agree more. 




The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid

The Magic Kingdom by Russell Banks

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor

Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery

Lessons by Ian McEwan

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell

The Furrows by Namwali Serpell

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka

Trust by Hernan Diaz

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy #2) by Marlon James

Maria, Maria: & Other Stories by Marytza K. Rubio

The Birdcatcher by Gayl Jones

Fencing with the King by Diana Abu-Jaber

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Matrix by Lauren Groff