On Chesil Beach
Set on the wedding night of a young couple in the summer of 1962, McEwan's 11th novel lingers over emotional and physical detail with a tragic sense of the inevitable, examining the consequences of the couple's painful inability to communicate their fears and desires.
838-page epic of linguistic ingenuity and disturbing humor set in Ashford, Kent; features a father, a son and King Edward IV's court jester.
Docx's second novel careers between London, Paris, New York and St Petersburg, unraveling the history of a family with a secretive past.
Tan Twan Eng
The Gift of Rain
Debut novel set on Penang in 1939, contrasting ideas of free will and predestination in English, Chinese and Japanese cultures.
Enright's fourth novel tells the story of Veronica Hegarty as she deals with her dysfunctional Irish family and the ghost of her dead brother.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Political-personal tale tracing the changing attitudes of a Pakistan-born New Yorker towards his American life.
Peter Ho Davis
The Welsh Girl
Debut novel set in a Welsh village during the World War II, exploring issues of belonging, alienation and identity.
2007 Commonwealth Prize-winning fable about escapism, subversion and civil war, set on a tropical island in the South Pacific.
Sensitive rites-of-passage debut following 10-year-old Cardiff maths prodigy Rumi as she struggles with her talent and her parents.
What Was Lost
Orange Prize nominee's compelling urban ghost story tracing the disappearance of a little girl lost in a shopping center.
A tale of memory and loss that shifts between present-day Toronto and the city in Victorian times.
Dark, unsentimental work inspired by the stories of survivors of the Bhopal disaster, narrated by the
Winnie & Wolf
Fictional history of Wagner's Welsh daughter-in-law, Winifred Williams, who falls for the charms of Adolf Hitler.
Source: The Guardian