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  • Pre-1700
  • Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus [first edition 4BCE, compiled by rhetorician, first published c.1475]
  • Metamorphoses – Ovid [composed between c.2-8, first published 1488]
  • Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton [between 50 BCE and 200CE, first published 1750]
  • Aithiopika – Heliodorus [written c. 250, first published 1534]
  • The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius [written c. 260, first published 1469]
  • The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous [c. 850]
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel – François Rabelais [1532-64]
  • Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly [1578]
  • The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe [1594]
  • Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra [1605-15]
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan [1678-84]
  • The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette [1678]
  • Oroonoko – Aphra Behn [1688]
  • 1700s
  • A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift [1704]
  • Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe [1719]
  • Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood [1719]
  • Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe [1722]
  • Roxana – Daniel Defoe [1724]
  • Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift [1726]
  • A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift [1729]
  • Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding [1742]
  • Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift [begun in 1713; authors began to die from 1745 onwards]
  • Pamela – Samuel Richardson [1742]
  • Clarissa – Samuel Richardson [1749]
  • Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett [1749]
  • Tom Jones – Henry Fielding [1749]
  • Fanny Hill – John Cleland [1749]
  • Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett [1751, revised 1758]
  • Amelia – Henry Fielding [1751]
  • The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox [1752]
  • Candide – Voltaire [1759]
  • Rasselas – Samuel Johnson [1759]
  • Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau [1760]
  • Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot [composed 1761-84, first published 1805]
  • Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau [1762]
  • The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole [1765]
  • The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith [1766]
  • Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne [1759-67]
  • A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne [1768]
  • The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie [1771]
  • Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett [1771]
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1774]
  • Evelina – Fanny Burney [1778, anonymously]
  • Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau [1782]
  • Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos [1782]
  • Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau [1782, part 2 1788]
  • Cecilia – Fanny Burney [1782]
  • The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade [1785]
  • Vathek – William Beckford [1786]
  • Justine – Marquis de Sade [1791]
  • The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin [1794]
  • The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano [1794]
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe [1794]
  • Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1795-6]
  • The Monk – M.G. Lewis [1796]
  • Camilla – Fanny Burney [1796]
  • Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot [1796, written 1773]
  • The Nun – Denis Diderot [1796, written 1760]
  • Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin [vol. 1 1797, vol. 2 1799]
  • 1800s
  • Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth [1800]
  • Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1809]
  • Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen [1811, anon.]
  • The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth [1812]
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen [1813]
  • Mansfield Park – Jane Austen [1814]
  • Emma – Jane Austen [1816]
  • Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott [1817]
  • Ormond – Maria Edgeworth [1817]
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen [1818]
  • Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen [1818]
  • Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley [1818]
  • Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott [1820]
  • The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott [1820]
  • Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin [1820]
  • The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin [1824]
  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg [1824]
  • Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper [1826]
  • The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni [1827]
  • The Red and the Black – Stendhal [1831]
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo [1831]
  • Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac [1834]
  • Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac [1834-5]
  • The Nose – Nikolay Gogol [1836]
  • Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens [1838]
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens [1839]
  • The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe [1839]
  • The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal [1839]
  • Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol [1842]
  • A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens [1843]
  • Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac [1843]
  • The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe [1843]
  • Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens [1844]
  • The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe [1844]
  • The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas [1844]
  • La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas [1845]
  • The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas [1845-6]
  • Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë [1847]
  • Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë [1847]
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë [1847]
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë [1848]
  • Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]
  • Shirley – Charlotte Brontë [1849]
  • David Copperfield – Charles Dickens [1850]
  • The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]
  • Moby-Dick – Herman Melville [1851]
  • The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]
  • The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe [1852]
  • Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]
  • Villette – Charlotte Brontë [1853]
  • Bleak House – Charles Dickens [1853]
  • Walden – Henry David Thoreau [1854]
  • Hard Times – Charles Dickens [1854]
  • North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell [first serialized 1854-5, first published 1855]
  • Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert [1857]
  • Adam Bede – George Eliot [1859]
  • Oblomov – Ivan Goncharov [1859]
  • A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens [1859]
  • Max Havelaar – Multatuli [1860]
  • The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]
  • The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins [1860]
  • The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot [1860}
  • Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope [1860]
  • On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev [1860]
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens [1861]
  • Silas Marner – George Eliot [1861]
  • Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev [1862]
  • Les Misérables – Victor Hugo [1862]
  • The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley [1863]
  • Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky [1864]
  • Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu [1864]
  • Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens [1865]
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll [1865]
  • Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky [1866]
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne [1866]
  • The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope [1867]
  • Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola [1867]
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott [1868]
  • The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins [1868]
  • The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky [1868-9]
  • Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont [1868-9]
  • Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope [1869]
  • Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert [1869]
  • War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy [first serialized 1865-9, first published 1869]
  • He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope [1869]
  • King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev [1870]
  • Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll [1871]
  • Middlemarch – George Eliot [1871-2]
  • Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev [1872]
  • Erewhon – Samuel Butler [1872]
  • The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky [1872]
  • In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu [1872]
  • Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne [1873]
  • The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov [1873]
  • Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy [1874]
  • The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert [1874]
  • The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy [1876]
  • Daniel Deronda – George Eliot [1876]
  • Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev [1877]
  • Drunkard – Émile Zola [1877]
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy [first serialized 1873-77, first published 1877]
  • Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy [1878]
  • The Red Room – August Strindberg [1880]
  • The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky [first serialized 1879-80, first published 1880]
  • Nana – Émile Zola [1880]
  • Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace [1880]
  • Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert [1881]
  • The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James [1881]
  • The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga [1881]
  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson [1883]
  • A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant [1883]
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy [1884]
  • Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans [1884]
  • Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater [1885]
  • Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant [1885]
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain [1885]
  • Germinal – Émile Zola [1885]
  • King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard [1885]
  • Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy [1886]
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]
  • She – H. Rider Haggard [1887]
  • The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy [1887]
  • The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg [1887]
  • Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés [1887]
  • Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant [1888]
  • The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson [1889]
  • Hunger – Knut Hamsun [1890]
  • By the Open Sea – August Strindberg [1890]
  • La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola [1890]
  • The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy [1890]
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde [1891]
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy [1891]
  • Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf [1891]
  • New Grub Street – George Gissing [1891]
  • News from Nowhere – William Morris [1891]
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]
  • The Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith [1892]
  • Born in Exile – George Gissing [1892]
  • The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1892, in book form 1899]
  • The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross [1894]
  • Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy [1895]
  • Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane [1895]
  • The Time Machine – H.G. Wells [1895]
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells [1896]
  • Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz [1896]
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker [1897]
  • Fruits of the Earth – André Gide [1897]
  • What Maisie Knew – Henry James [1897]
  • The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells [1897]
  • The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells [1898]
  • The Turn of the Screw – Henry James [1898]
  • The Awakening – Kate Chopin [1899]
  • The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane [1899]
  • Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross [1899]
  • 1900s
  • Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad [1900]
  • Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser [1900]
  • Kim – Rudyard Kipling [1901]
  • Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann [1901]
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]
  • Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad [1902]
  • The Wings of the Dove – Henry James [1902]
  • The Immoralist – André Gide [1902]
  • The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers [1903]
  • The Ambassadors – Henry James [1903]
  • The Golden Bowl – Henry James [1904]
  • Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe [1904]
  • Nostromo – Joseph Conrad [1904]
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster [1905]
  • Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann [1905]
  • The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton [1905]
  • The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy [1906]
  • Young Törless – Robert Musil [1906]
  • The Jungle – Upton Sinclair [1906]
  • The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad [1907]
  • Mother – Maxim Gorky [1907]
  • The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson [1908]
  • The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett [1908]
  • The Iron Heel – Jack London [1908]
  • A Room With a View – E.M. Forster [1908]
  • The Inferno – Henri Barbusse [1908]
  • Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells [1908]
  • Strait is the Gate – André Gide [1909]
  • Martin Eden – Jack London [1909]
  • Three Lives – Gertrude Stein [1909]
  • Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel [1910]
  • Howards End – E.M. Forster [1910]
  • Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre [1911]
  • Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton [1911]
  • The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens [1912]
  • Death in Venice – Thomas Mann [1912]
  • Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence [1913]
  • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell [1914]
  • Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]
  • Rosshalde – Herman Hesse [1914]
  • Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel [1914]
  • Kokoro – Natsume Soseki [1914]
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan [1915]
  • The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence [1915]
  • Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham [1915]
  • The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf [1915]
  • The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford [1915]
  • Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke [1915]
  • Under Fire – Henri Barbusse [1916]
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce [1916]
  • Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton [1916]
  • Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsun [1917]
  • Summer – Edith Wharton [1917]
  • The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad [1917]
  • The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West [1918]
  • Tarr – Wyndham Lewis [1918]
  • Night and Day – Virginia Woolf [1919]
  • Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence [private subscription only 1920, full distribution 1921]
  • Main Street – Sinclair Lewis [1920]
  • The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton [1920]
  • Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley [1921]
  • The Fox – D.H. Lawrence [first serialized 1922, first published 1923]
  • Ulysses – James Joyce [first serialized 1918-21, first published 1922]
  • Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis [1922]
  • Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence [1922]
  • The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus [1922]
  • Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair [1922]
  • The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton [1922]
  • Siddhartha – Herman Hesse [1922]
  • Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf [1922]
  • The Enormous Room – e.e. cummings [1922]
  • The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield [1922]
  • Amok – Stefan Zweig [1922]
  • Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley [1923]
  • Cane – Jean Toomer [1923]
  • Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo [1923]
  • The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet [1923]
  • A Passage to India – E.M. Forster [1924]
  • We – Yevgeny Zamyatin [1924]
  • The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann [1924]
  • The Green Hat – Michael Arlen [1924]
  • Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville [1924]
  • The Professor’s House – Willa Cather [1925]
  • The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky [1925]
  • The Trial – Franz Kafka [1925]
  • The Counterfeiters – André Gide [1925]
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald [1925]
  • Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf [1925]
  • Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos [1925]
  • The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein [1925]
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie [1926]
  • One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello [1926]
  • The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence [1926]
  • The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek [first published in four volumes 1921-3, in one 1926]
  • The Castle – Franz Kafka [1926]
  • Blindness – Henry Green [1926]
  • The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway [1926]
  • Amerika – Franz Kafka [composed 1912-14, first published 1927]
  • Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson [1927]
  • To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf [1927]
  • Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust [1913-27 in seven volumes]
  • Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse [1927]
  • Nadja – André Breton [1928]
  • Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford [last volume of tetralogy published 1928, tetralogy published as single volume 1950]
  • Quicksand – Nella Larsen [1928]
  • Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh [1928]
  • Quartet – Jean Rhys [1928]
  • The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis [1928]
  • The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall [1928]
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence [privately in 1928, first English language publication 1932]
  • Orlando – Virginia Woolf [1928]
  • Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille [1928]
  • Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe [1929]
  • Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau [1929]
  • The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner [1929]
  • Harriet Hume – Rebecca West [1929]
  • The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen [1929]
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin [1929]
  • All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque [1929]
  • The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia [1929]
  • Living – Henry Green [1929]
  • Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett [1929]
  • A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway [1929]
  • Passing – Nella Larsen [1929]
  • Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico [1929]
  • The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett [first serialized 1929, first published 1930]
  • Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh [1930]
  • Her Privates We – Frederic Manning [1930]
  • The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis [1930]
  • Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham [1930]
  • The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett [1931]
  • The Waves – Virginia Woolf [1931]
  • The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth [1932]
  • The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett [1932]
  • To the North – Elizabeth Bowen [1932]
  • Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons [1932]
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley [1932]
  • Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline [1932]
  • A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon [1932; first book in a trilogy, others published 1933 and 1934]
  • The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil [last completed volume published 1933]
  • A Day Off – Storm Jameson [1933]
  • Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain [1933]
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein [1933]
  • Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers [1933]
  • Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West [1933]
  • Call it Sleep – Henry Roth [1934]
  • Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse [1934]
  • Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald [1934]
  • A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh [1934]
  • Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller [1934]
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain [1934]
  • Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev [1934]
  • Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht [1934]
  • The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers [1934]
  • Burmese Days – George Orwell [1934]
  • England Made Me – Graham Greene [1935]
  • The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen [1935]
  • They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy [1935]
  • The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood [1935]
  • Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti [1935]
  • Independent People – Halldór Laxness [1935]
  • Nightwood – Djuna Barnes [1936]
  • At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft [first serialized 1936]
  • Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner [1936]
  • Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson [1936]
  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell [1936]
  • Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell [1936]
  • The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West [1936]
  • Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley [1936]
  • Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner [1936]
  • To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway [1937]
  • Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) [1937]
  • The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis [1937]
  • In Parenthesis – David Jones [1937]
  • The Years – Virginia Woolf [1937]
  • The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien [1937]
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston [1937]
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck [1937]
  • Murphy – Samuel Beckett [1938]
  • U.S.A. – John Dos Passos [1938]
  • Brighton Rock – Graham Greene [1938]
  • Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler [1938]
  • Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier [1938]
  • Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre [1938]
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson [1938]
  • After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner [1938]
  • The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler [1939]
  • Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys [1939]
  • Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller [1939]
  • Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood [1939]
  • Coming Up for Air – George Orwell [1939]
  • At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien [1939]
  • Finnegans Wake – James Joyce [1939]
  • The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck [1939]
  • Party Going – Henry Green [1939]
  • The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati [1940]
  • The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene [1940]
  • Native Son – Richard Wright [1940]
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway [1940]
  • Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler [1940]
  • The Hamlet – William Faulkner [1940]
  • Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf [1941]
  • Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton [1941]
  • The Living and the Dead – Patrick White [1941]
  • The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien [1941]
  • Conversations in Sicily – Elio Vittorini [1941]
  • The Outsider – Albert Camus [1942]
  • Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner [1942]
  • Embers – Sandor Marai [1942]
  • The Glass Bead Game – Hermann Hesse [1943]
  • Caught – Henry Green [1943]
  • The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1943]
  • Dangling Man – Saul Bellow [1944]
  • Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges [1944]
  • Transit – Anna Seghers [1944]
  • The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham [1944]
  • Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi [1945]
  • Arcanum 17 – André Breton [1945]
  • Loving – Henry Green [1945]
  • The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford [1945]
  • Cannery Row – John Steinbeck [1945]
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell [1945]
  • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh [1945]
  • The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri? [1945]
  • Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake [1946]
  • Back – Henry Green [1946]
  • The Plague – Albert Camus [1947]
  • The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino [1947]
  • Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry [1947]
  • If This Is a Man – Primo Levi [1947]
  • Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau [1947, revised edition 1963]
  • The Victim – Saul Bellow [1947]
  • Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann [1947]
  • Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton [1948]
  • The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene [1948]
  • Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot [1948]
  • Disobedience – Alberto Moravia [1948]
  • All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani [1948, revised edition 1972]
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell [1949]
  • The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren [1949]
  • Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier [1949]
  • The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen [1949]
  • The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge [1949]
  • Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford [1949]
  • The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk [1950]
  • The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese [1950]
  • I, Robot – Isaac Asimov [1950]
  • The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing [1950]
  • Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake [1950]
  • The 13 Clocks – James Thurber [1950]
  • The Third Man – Graham Greene [1950]
  • The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz [1950]
  • The Abbot C – Georges Bataille [1950]
  • The End of the Affair – Graham Greene [1951]
  • Molloy – Samuel Beckett [1951]
  • The Rebel – Albert Camus [1951]
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger [1951]
  • The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq [1951]
  • Foundation – Isaac Asimov [1951; other books in trilogy published 1952 and 1953]
  • Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham [1951]
  • Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett [1951]
  • Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar [1951]
  • The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson [1952]
  • Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor [1952]
  • The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway [1952]
  • Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison [1952]
  • The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt [1952]
  • Casino Royale – Ian Fleming [1953]
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin [1953]
  • The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow [1953]
  • Junkie – William Burroughs [1953]
  • Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis [1953]
  • Watt – Samuel Beckett [1953]
  • The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett [1953]
  • The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler [1953]
  • The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley [1953]
  • Under the Net – Iris Murdoch [1954]
  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding [1954]
  • A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia [1954]
  • The Story of O – Pauline Réage [1954]
  • Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis [1954]
  • I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch [1954]
  • Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan [1954]
  • The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini [1955]
  • The Recognitions – William Gaddis [1955]
  • The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis [1955]
  • The Quiet American – Graham Greene [1955]
  • The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett [1955]
  • A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen [1955]
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov [1955]
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith [1955]
  • The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien [1954-6]
  • The Floating Opera – John Barth [1956]
  • Seize the Day – Saul Bellow [1956]
  • The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary [1956]
  • The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon [1956]
  • Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin [1956]
  • Justine – Lawrence Durrell [1957]
  • The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber [1957]
  • Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak [1957]
  • Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov [1957]
  • On the Road – Jack Kerouac [1957]
  • Homo Faber – Max Frisch [1957]
  • Blue of Noon – Georges Bataille [1957]
  • The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham [1957]
  • Voss – Patrick White [1957]
  • Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet [1957]
  • The Bell – Iris Murdoch [1958]
  • The Once and Future King – T.H. White [1958]
  • The End of the Road – John Barth [1958]
  • Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan [1958]
  • Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico [1958]
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe [1958]
  • Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe [1958]
  • The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon [1958]
  • A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute [1950]
  • Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe [1958]
  • The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa [1958]
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote [1958]
  • Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll [1959]
  • Memento Mori – Muriel Spark [1959]
  • Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow [1959]
  • Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes [1959]
  • The Tin Drum – Günter Grass [1959]
  • The Naked Lunch – William Burroughs [1959]
  • Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse [1959]
  • Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee [1959]
  • Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary [1960]
  • Rabbit, Run – John Updike [1960]
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee [1960]
  • The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien [1960]
  • Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino [1960]
  • How It Is – Samuel Beckett [1960]
  • The Violent Bear It Away – Flannery O’Connor [1960]
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller [1961]
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark [1961]
  • Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass [1961]
  • Solaris – Stanislaw Lem [1961]
  • Faces in the Water – Janet Frame [1961]
  • A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch [1961]
  • Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger [1961; published as short stories 'Franny' and 'Zooey' in 1955 and 1957]
  • Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein [1961]
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani [1962]
  • Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien [1962]
  • Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges [1962]
  • The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing [1962]
  • The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard [1962]
  • Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov [1962]
  • A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess [1962]
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey [1962]
  • The Collector – John Fowles [1963]
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn [1963]
  • The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath [1963]
  • Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess [1963]
  • The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark [1963]
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré [1963]
  • Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol [1963]
  • The Graduate – Charles Webb [1963]
  • Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr [1963]
  • V. – Thomas Pynchon [1963]
  • Herzog – Saul Bellow [1964]
  • The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras [1964]
  • Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe [1964]
  • Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson [1964]
  • Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Barthelme [1964]
  • Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey [1964]
  • The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector [1964]
  • Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor [1965]
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr [1965]
  • August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien [1965]
  • The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o [1965]
  • Things – Georges Perec [1965]
  • The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon [1966]
  • Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth [1966]
  • Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys [1966]
  • The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras [1966]
  • The Magus – John Fowles [1966, revised edition 1977]
  • In Cold Blood – Truman Capote [1966]
  • Trawl – B.S. Johnson [1966]
  • The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West [1966]
  • A Man Asleep – Georges Perec [1967]
  • The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien [1967]
  • No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson [1967]
  • The Joke – Milan Kundera [1967]
  • Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson [1967]
  • The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov [first part in 'Moskva' journal, 1966]
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez [1967]
  • The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa [1967]
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe [1968]
  • Chocky – John Wyndham [1968]
  • The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf [1968]
  • A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines [1968]
  • In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan [1968]
  • The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz [1968]
  • Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry [1968]
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick [1968]
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke [1968]
  • The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn [1968]
  • Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn [1968]
  • Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen [1968]
  • The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch [1968]
  • Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal [1968]
  • Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen [1968]
  • A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec [1969]
  • them – Joyce Carol Oates [1969]
  • Ada – Vladimir Nabokov [1969]
  • The Godfather – Mario Puzo [1969]
  • Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth [1969]
  • The Green Man – Kingsley Amis [1969]
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles [1969]
  • Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr [1969]
  • Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Himes [1969]
  • Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover [1969]
  • Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado [1969]
  • The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard [1970]
  • Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson [1970]
  • Troubles – J.G. Farrell [1970]
  • Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett [1970]
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou [1970]
  • Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke [1970]
  • The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison [1970]
  • The Ogre – Michael Tournier [1970]
  • The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark [1970]
  • The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima [1965-70]
  • Rabbit Redux – John Updike [1971]
  • The Wild Boys – William Burroughs [1971]
  • Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll [1971]
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson [1971]
  • The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow [1971]
  • In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul [1971]
  • House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson [1971]
  • Surfacing – Margaret Atwood [1972]
  • G – John Berger [1972]
  • The Summer Book – Tove Jansson [1972]
  • The Breast – Philip Roth [1972]
  • Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino [1972]
  • Sula – Toni Morrison [1973]
  • The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch [1973]
  • Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon [1973]
  • The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene [1973]
  • Crash – J.G. Ballard [1973]
  • The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino [1973]
  • The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell [1973]
  • A Question of Power – Bessie Head [1973]
  • Fear of Flying – Erica Jong [1973]
  • Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr [1973]
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré [1974]
  • The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll [1974]
  • Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee [1974]
  • The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle [1974]
  • Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow [1975]
  • Correction – Thomas Bernhard [1975]
  • Dead Babies – Martin Amis [1975]
  • Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow [1975]
  • High Rise – J.G. Ballard [1975]
  • Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan [1975]
  • Fateless – Imre Kertész [1975]
  • The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme [1975]
  • Grimus – Salman Rushdie [1975]
  • A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell [12 volumes, published 1951-1975]
  • W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec [1975]
  • Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez [1975]
  • Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf [1976]
  • Amateurs – Donald Barthelme [1976]
  • Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg [1976]
  • Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice [1976]
  • The Public Burning – Robert Coover [1976]
  • Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo [1976]
  • The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke [1976]
  • The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector [1977]
  • Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison [1977]
  • Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o [1977]
  • Dispatches – Michael Herr [1977]
  • The Shining – Stephen King [1977]
  • Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin [1977]
  • The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter [1977]
  • In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee [1977]
  • The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt [1978]
  • Yes – Thomas Bernhard [1978]
  • The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell [1978]
  • The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch [1978]
  • Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec [1978]
  • The World According to Garp – John Irving [1978]
  • The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan [1978]
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams [1979]
  • If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino [1979]
  • The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll [1979]
  • Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer [1979]
  • A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul [1979]
  • Shikasta – Doris Lessing [1979]
  • Smiley’s People – John Le Carré [1979]
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera [1979]
  • The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco [1980]
  • City Primeval – Elmore Leonard [1980]
  • Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole [1980]
  • Rituals – Cees Nooteboom [1980]
  • Rites of Passage – William Golding [1980]
  • Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie [1980]
  • Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee [1980]
  • Broken April – Ismail Kadare [1980]
  • Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin [1981]
  • July’s People – Nadine Gordimer [1981]
  • The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan [1981]
  • Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray [1981]
  • Rabbit is Rich – John Updike [1981]
  • The Names – Don DeLillo [1982]
  • Concrete – Thomas Bernhard [1982]
  • On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin [1982]
  • The Newton Letter – John Banville [1982]
  • The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende [1982]
  • Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally [1982]
  • A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro [1982]
  • Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard [1982]
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker [1982]
  • A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White [1982]
  • If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi [1982]
  • The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus [1983]
  • The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek [1983]
  • The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing [1983]
  • The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee [1983]
  • Waterland – Graham Swift [1983]
  • LaBrava – Elmore Leonard [1983]
  • Fools of Fortune – William Trevor [1983]
  • Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett [1983]
  • Shame – Salman Rushdie [1983]
  • Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis [1984]
  • Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes [1984]
  • Neuromancer – William Gibson [1984]
  • Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker [1984]
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera [1984]
  • Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter [1984]
  • The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks [1984]
  • Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard [1984]
  • The Lover – Marguerite Duras [1984]
  • The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago [1984]
  • The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman [1984]
  • Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavic [1984]
  • Legend – David Gemmell [1984]
  • Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd [1985]
  • Queer – William Burroughs [1985]
  • White Noise – Don DeLillo [1985]
  • Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard [1985]
  • Perfume – Patrick Süskind [1985]
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood [1985]
  • Contact – Carl Sagan [1985]
  • Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis [1985]
  • A Maggot – John Fowles [1985]
  • The Cider House Rules – John Irving [1985]
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson [1985]
  • Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez [1985]
  • The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann [1985]
  • Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel [1985]
  • The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi [1986]
  • Foe – J.M. Coetzee [1986]
  • Extinction – Thomas Bernhard [1986]
  • An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro [1986]
  • Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt [1986]
  • The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis [1986]
  • Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons [1986]
  • Marya – Joyce Carol Oates [1986]
  • Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o [1986]
  • Anagrams – Lorrie Moore [1986]
  • The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae [1986]
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison [1987]
  • Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul [1987]
  • World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle [1987]
  • The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster [published as one volume 1987, separately in 1985-6]
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe [1987]
  • Cigarettes – Harry Mathews [1987]
  • The Child in Time – Ian McEwan [1987]
  • The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind [1987]
  • The Passion – Jeanette Winterson [1987]
  • The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy [1987]
  • The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke [1987]
  • The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble [1987]
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams [1987]
  • The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams [1988]
  • Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga [1988]
  • The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks [1988]
  • Libra – Don DeLillo [1988]
  • Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey [1988]
  • The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst [1988]
  • The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie [1988]
  • Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson [1988]
  • The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White [1988]
  • Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco [1988]
  • Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood [1988]
  • The Book of Evidence – John Banville [1989]
  • London Fields – Martin Amis [1989]
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving [1989]
  • Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel [1989]
  • The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago [1989]
  • The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway [1989]
  • The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker [1989]
  • The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai [1989]
  • Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro [1989]
  • Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow [1989]
  • Moon Palace – Paul Auster [1989]
  • Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson [1989]
  • A Disaffection – James Kelman [1989]
  • The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle [1990]
  • The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi [1990]
  • Possession – A.S. Byatt [1990]
  • Like Life – Lorrie Moore [1990]
  • A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham [1990]
  • The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien [1990]
  • The Music of Chance – Paul Auster [1990]
  • Stone Junction – Jim Dodge [1990]
  • Vertigo – W.G. Sebald [1990]
  • Vineland – Thomas Pynchon [1990]
  • Amongst Women – John McGahern [1990]
  • Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard [1990]
  • Wise Children – Angela Carter [1991]
  • Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernières [1991]
  • Downriver – Iain Sinclair [1991]
  • Regeneration – Pat Barker [1991]
  • Typical – Padgett Powell [1991]
  • Mao II – Don DeLillo [1991]
  • Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis [1991]
  • American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis [1991]
  • Wild Swans – Jung Chang [1991]
  • Arcadia – Jim Crace [1992]
  • Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud [1992]
  • Black Dogs – Ian McEwan [1992]
  • Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) [written 1922, first published 1992]
  • The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín [1992]
  • Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates [1992]
  • The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe [1992]
  • Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow – Peter Høeg [1992]
  • The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje [1992]
  • Jazz – Toni Morrison [1992]
  • Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson [1992]
  • The Crow Road – Iain Banks [1992]
  • Indigo – Marina Warner [1992]
  • Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker [1992]
  • A Heart So White – Javier Marias [1992]
  • The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch [1992]
  • Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar [1992]
  • The Secret History – Donna Tartt [1992]
  • The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald [1992]
  • The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood [1993]
  • The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd [1993]
  • The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides [1993]
  • The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields [1993]
  • A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth [1993]
  • What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe [1993]
  • On Love – Alain de Botton [1993]
  • Complicity – Iain Banks [1993]
  • Operation Shylock – Philip Roth [1993]
  • Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy [1993]
  • Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks [1993]
  • Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh [1993]
  • The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx [1993]
  • The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm [1993]
  • Disappearance – David Dabydeen [1993]
  • Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor [1994]
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières [1994]
  • How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman [1994]
  • City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol [1994]
  • Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi [1994]
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami [1994]
  • The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee [1994]
  • Land – Park Kyong-ni [1969-94]
  • Whatever – Michel Houellebecq [1994]
  • The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst [1994]
  • Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster [1994]
  • The End of the Story – Lydia Davis [1995]
  • Love’s Work – Gillian Rose [1995]
  • A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry [1995]
  • The Reader – Bernhard Schlink [1995]
  • The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald [1995]
  • Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth [1995]
  • The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie [1995]
  • The Information – Martin Amis [1995]
  • Morvern Callar – Alan Warner [1995]
  • The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro [1995]
  • Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood [1996]
  • The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin [1996]
  • Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace [1996]
  • Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse [1996]
  • The Ghost Road – Pat Barker [1996]
  • Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels [1996]
  • Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker [1996]
  • Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard [1996]
  • Silk – Alessandro Baricco [1996]
  • The Untouchable – John Banville [1997]
  • American Pastoral – Philip Roth [1997]
  • The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin [first serialized 1994, first published 1997]
  • Jack Maggs – Peter Carey [1997]
  • Underworld – Don DeLillo [1997]
  • Enduring Love – Ian McEwan [1997]
  • Great Apes – Will Self [1997]
  • Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden [1997]
  • The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy [1997]
  • Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon [1997]
  • Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho [1998]
  • The Hours – Michael Cunningham [1998]
  • Another World – Pat Barker [1998]
  • Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis [1998]
  • The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver [1998]
  • Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters [1998]
  • The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon [1998]
  • All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom [1998]
  • Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks [1998]
  • Amsterdam – Ian McEwan [1998]
  • Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi [1998]
  • Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq [1998]
  • Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami [1999]
  • Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee [1999]
  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie [1999]
  • Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb [1999]
  • Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy [1999]
  • As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli? [1999]
  • Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson [1999]
  • The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra [1999]
  • Timbuktu – Paul Auster [1999]
  • 2000s
  • Pastoralia – George Saunders [2000]
  • Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates [2000]
  • House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski [2000]
  • Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard [2000]
  • Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande [2000]
  • After the Quake – Haruki Murakami [2000]
  • The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood [2000]
  • The Human Stain – Philip Roth [2000]
  • How the Dead Live – Will Self [2000]
  • City of God – E.L. Doctorow [2000]
  • Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy [2000]
  • Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace [2000]
  • Ignorance – Milan Kundera [2000]
  • Under the Skin – Michel Faber [2000]
  • The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda [2000]
  • White Teeth – Zadie Smith [2000]
  • Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare [2000]
  • The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho [2000]
  • An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma [2000]
  • The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa [2000]
  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel [2001]
  • Choke – Chuck Palahniuk [2001]
  • At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill [2001]
  • Fury – Salman Rushdie [2001]
  • The Body Artist – Don DeLillo [2001]
  • Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini [2001]
  • The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen [2001]
  • Atonement – Ian McEwan [2001]
  • Schooling – Heather McGowan [2001]
  • Platform – Michel Houellebecq [2001]
  • Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald [2001]
  • Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi [2001]
  • The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster [2002]
  • Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon [2002]
  • Dead Air – Iain Banks [2002]
  • Youth – J.M. Coetzee [2002]
  • Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides [2002]
  • Shroud – John Banville [2002]
  • In the Forest – Edna O’Brien [2002]
  • That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern [2002]
  • The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor [2002]
  • Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami [2002]
  • Unless – Carol Shields [2002]
  • Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer [2002]
  • The Double – José Saramago [2002]
  • Fingersmith – Sarah Waters [2002]
  • Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry [2002]
  • London Orbital – Iain Sinclair [2002]
  • Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee [2003]
  • Islands – Dan Sleigh [2003]
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon [2003]
  • What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt [2003]
  • The Light of Day – Graham Swift [2003]
  • Thursbitch – Alan Garner [2003]
  • The Colour – Rose Tremain [2003]
  • Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle [2004]
  • Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell [2004]
  • Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair [2004]
  • The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd [2004]
  • Vanishing Point – David Markson [2004]
  • The Master – Colm Tóibín [2004]
  • The Plot Against America – Philip Roth [2004]
  • The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble [2004]
  • The Sea – John Banville [2005]
  • Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson [2005]
  • Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee [2005]
  • On Beauty – Zadie Smith [2005]
  • Saturday – Ian McEwan [2005]
  • Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro [2005]