The Best Books of 2020: Politics

From Brexit to Coronavirus to Black Lives Matter, 2020 has been an eventful year politically, to say the least. Our selection of the best politics books of the past twelve months ranges far and wide, from penetrating investigations into the power of Putin to dynamic polemics against systemic racism. Towering above all else is the scintillating first part of Barack Obama's two-volume Presidential memoirs, A Promised Land, a book destined to become one of the biggest publishing successes of the decade. 


The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris review – an audacious debut

Part office satire, part thriller with a twist, this is a fresh and original take on race and class ...

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Authors, Seriously: Please Don’t Talk to Us

Here are all the reasons why, if you're an author, you absolutely should not be engaging with a revi...

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Set the Night on Fire by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener review – the real LA in the 1960s

Blue skies, palm trees ... and a dark heart. This long-awaited study gets behind the myths to detail...

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Clare Whitfield on Her Favourite Empowering Women in Crime Fiction

A taut, engrossing period crime novel centred on a woman who grows to suspect that her husband could...

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Deadly Myths

In Fernanda Melchor’s story “La Casa del Estero,” from her collection Aquí no es Miami (2018), a ...

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Lit Hub Daily: September 16, 2020

“So few people have written about Black life with the kind of attention that he did. So few writers...

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