Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book Suggestions from the Writers of the Financial Times

Looking for something new to read?  The writers at The Financial Times were asked for their recommendations of the best book published in 2012.

These are their responses...

Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks

The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey

Canada by Richard Ford
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus

 Me and You by Niccolò Ammaniti

  The Hunger Angel: A Novel by Herta Müller

Driven by James Sallis

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson



Other titles include:

  • This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You, by Jon McGregor
  • The Deadman’s Pedal, by Alan Warner  
  • Skagboys, by Irvine Welsh
  • The Unquiet American, edited by Derek Chollet and Samantha Power
Fiction in Translation
  • The Islands, by Carlos Gamerro
  •  Traveller of the Century, by Andrés Neuman
  • Nefertiti in the Flak Tower, by Clive James 
Science Fiction
  • Juggernaut, by Adam Baker
  • Empire State, by Adam Christopher
  • A Private Business, by Barbara Nadel
  • Weirdo, by Cathi Unsworth
Business & Economics
  • How Will You Measure Your Life? Finding Fulfilment Using Lessons from Some of the World’s Greatest Businesses, by Clayton M Christensen
  • Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, by Steve Coll
  • What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China’s Modern Consumer, by Tom Doctoroff,
  • End This Depression Now!, by Paul Krugman
  • The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalisation and the End of Mass Production, by Peter Marsh
  • Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere, by Christopher Meyer

Several more are mentioned in the story.

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