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Discover this year’s fiction from all around the world

Many of this year’s best-of lists are dominated, if not entirely composed of works written in English, although we saw incredible works being translated and published this year in the US and in the UK. In this interactive guide to the Feedbooks catalog, you can discover all the latest releases in fiction according to the country or region of origin of the author.

2014 in 41 interviews

In order to offer you the best recommendations in fiction and nonfiction, we try to read as many latest releases as our eyes and brain allow us to, but finishing a book often leaves us with tons of questions and whatifs! That’s why the opportunity to interviews authors is always a really enjoyable and often eye-opening moment, and we are glad to have published, this year, 41 interviews on Feedbooks.

If you missed them, now’s your chance to catch up!

Neil WhiteCeleste NgLindsay Hunter

Sebastian RotellaMargaret AtwoodJesmyn WardJustin St. GermainBoris Fishman

Wally LambEdan LepuckiSheila HetiNickolas ButlerJohn BurnsideShani Boianjiu

David PeacePeter MayLionel ShriverShannon BurkeRoxane Gay

Adelle WaldmanXiaolu GuoEmma HealeyCourtney CollinsHannah Kent

Herman KochAttica LockeFiona McFarlaneJulia AngwinBen LernerAmity Gaige

Patrick DevilleJennifer Clement Maggie O'FarrellKerry HudsonEva Rice

Diane Wei LiangSamantha EllisSimon RichJussi Adler-OlsenAlexander MaksikJennifer DuBois

 

The best books of 2014 in each category

We have already published our ten favorite books of 2014, and we asked you what your favorite book of the year was. However, that might not be enough for you, especially if you need recommendations in several categories. In this post, we have gathered a few of the numerous titles we have recommended these past months, carefully handpicked and put in the section Our Selection. Quality reads only!

LITERARY FICTION

How to be both: A novelStation Eleven: A novelWolf in White VanLove Me Back: A NovelThe Paying GuestsLila

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

Thunderstruck & Other StoriesCan't and Won'tAmerican InnovationsYou'll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth TaylorStone Mattress: Nine TalesMan V. Nature

YOUNG ADULT

The Impossible Knife of MemoryHalf BadWe Were LiarsPills and StarshipsThe Half Life of Molly PierceFalling into Place

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family PortraitTake This Man: A MemoirMy Struggle: Book 3My Life as a Foreign Country: A MemoirWidow Basquiat: A Love Story

FANTASY

Child of a Hidden SeaNight WatchWords of RadianceMoth and Spark: A NovelA Man Came Out of a Door in the MountainThe Angel of Losses

SCIENCE FICTION

AfterpartyAnnihilationThe Martian: A NovelThe BeesMy Real ChildrenLock In

MYSTERY

This is the WaterThis Dark Road to MercyAfter I'm GoneThe City Under the SkinBack ChannelPerfidia: A novel

HISTORY

Savage HarvestRebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious RevolutionCities of EmpireHer Brilliant CareerThe Unsubstantial AirVillage of Secrets

POETRY

CitizenPrelude to BruiseMotherland Fatherland HomelandsexualsAccepting the DisasterBlack CountryFaithful and Virtuous Night

ESSAYS / DOCUMENTS

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New ChinaThe Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of FoodThe Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American CapitalismThrownOn ImmunityThe End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection

Vote for your favorite book of 2014

There were a lot of great releases this year, some of which appeared in our own list of favorites, but now we would like to know what was YOUR favorite book this year. You can either vote in our poll below, or write in your own choice in the comment section!

What was your favorite book of 2014?

  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Perfidia by James Ellroy (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (33%, 1 Votes)
  • The Vacationers by Emma Straub (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford (0%, 0 Votes)
  • One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (0%, 0 Votes)
  • California by Edan Lepucki (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Annihilation by Jeff VanDerMeer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Revival by Stephen King (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Our ten favorite books of 2014

As the end of the year approaches, all you can see in the bookshops are the shiny stickers indicating who won what and what you must add to your reading list: we are no National Book Award Foundation, but we heartily recommend these ten titles, as well as the interviews we published alongside!

XIAOLU GUO, I Am China
NPR: “The reader can’t help but be sucked into the lives of Jian and Mu.”
Read our interview of Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo, photo by Stephen BarkerI am China

CELESTE NG, Everything I Never Told You
Kirkus Reviews: “Ng’s emotionally complex debut novel sucks you in like a strong current and holds you fast until its final secrets surface.”
Read our interview of Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng, photo by Kevin DayEverything I Never Told You

CATHERINE LACEY, Nobody Is Ever Missing
The New York Times: “It’s an aching portrait of a young woman doing the hard thing, “trying to think clearly about mixed feelings.””

Catherine Lacey, photo by Lauren VoloNobody Is Ever Missing

JENNY OFFILL, Dept. Of Speculation
Slightly Bookist: “Dept of Speculation is a wonderful novel about getting older and losing that brief and mostly illusory freedom that children believe all adults enjoy.”

Jenny OffillDept. of Speculation

NICKOLAS BUTLER, Shotgun Lovesongs
The New York Times: “Butler has written an unmistakably American novel — and a good one.”
Read our interview of Nickolas Butler

Nickolas Butler, photo courtesy of St. Martin's Press

JENNIFER CLEMENT, Prayers For The Stolen
The Guardian: “The writing is electrifying not only because of its subject matter – anyone could report the facts – or because Clement is so strong on the insider viewpoint that gives new journalism its kick, but because she is a consummate stylist who makes sure nothing is wasted.”
Read our interview of Jennifer Clement

Prayers for The Stolen

ROXANE GAY, Bad Feminist
SF Gate: “Gay writes with authority, conviction and a spirit of rising up against stereotypes and labels.”
Read our interview of Roxane Gay

Roxane GayBad Feminist

KERRY HUDSON, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma
The Guardian: “Janie’s irrepressible, childish glee and the sly humour into which it evolves give the novel a wry self-awareness that is both refreshing and endearing.”
Read our interview of Kerry Hudson

Kerry Hudson, photo by Nick TuckerTony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma

SAMANTHA ELLIS, How To Be a Heroine
The Guardian: “A fantastically inspirational memoir that makes you want to reread far too many books.”
Read our interview of Samantha Ellis

Samantha Ellis, photo by Nick TuckerHow to be a heroine

BORIS FISHMAN, A Replacement Life
The New York Times: “A Replacement Life is bold, ambitious and wickedly smart.”
Read our interview of Boris Fishman

Boris Fishman, photo by Rob Liguori