50 Highlights from 2021

2021a

This year’s subjective list of books we thought worthy of particular mention over the past 12 months: fiction (in translation and not), short stories, graphic novels, history, memoir, travel, photography, literature, culture, politics, society and children’s books covering Asia from the Pacific to the Black Sea, from the Russian Far East to India and Caucasus.

The year refers to the date of review, not of publication. Click on the title for the review. Some also have podcasts.

 

Fiction in translation

2021t

Fiction in English

2021f

Graphic novels

2021gc

Children’s books

Non-fiction: history

2021n

Non-fiction: travel & society

2021p

Non-fiction: photography, literature, art and culture

Non-fiction: biography