Two Daily Book Review writers share their thoughts on National Book Award nominee “Leave the World Behind.”

Have you ever stepped outside at the start of spring to see new leaves budding and flowers blooming, and felt your sinuses start to seize up with the hint of a sneeze as you breathe in the pollen?

The six novels shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. The £50,000 prize is set to be announced Nov. 19.

The Booker Prize has long established itself as an authority in the literary community. The elitists of the fiction world look to the prize in determining what to read and how to form their own opinions.

"Shuggie Bain" is author Douglas Stuart's first novel. It is shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.

Oftentimes, we evaluate the emotional power of a work of art based on its capability to invoke tears. We’ll recommend a book or a movie to our friends under the pretense that it made us cry over a gut-wrenching twist to the fate of a beloved character.

"This Mournable Body," Dangarembga's third novel, is shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

The opening of “This Mournable Body” is jarring.

“Love and Other Thought Experiments” had so much potential, which is why its bizarre unraveling felt like a sort of betrayal, like I had been cheated.

I finished reading the last few chapters of Sophie Ward’s “Love and Other Thought Experiments” in my cold empty living room at three in the morning, and had to fight the urge to shake my roommate awake and deliver a passionate monologue about the utter rage and frustration I was feeling at the mo

"The Mirror and the Light," longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, is the third installment in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy. The series has won author Hilary Mantel two previous Booker Awards.

Her head makes a dull thud as it hits the platform, rolling a couple feet away as her body teeters and lurches forward, swimming “in a pool of crimson, the blood seeping between the planks.” Queen Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII’s six wives, has just been executed on charge

"The Shadow King", Maaza Mengiste's second novel, was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.

The author of one of the Guardian’s "10 Best Contemporary African books" has made a triumphant contribution to the literary world with her pre-WWII epic “The Shadow Ki

Longlisted for the Booker Prize this year, “Redhead” is the twenty-third novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler.

“Redhead by the Side of the Road” is the heartwarming, puzzling and ultimately all-too-brief novel I didn’t know I needed. Longlisted for the Booker Prize this year, “Redhead” is the twenty-third novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler.


Something no one tells you about being an adult is that, at the end of the day, no one is going to make you do anything.


Images of fiery red skies and an ominous smoky gloom from California’s wildfires recently circulated on social media, providing a terrifying reminder of the effects of human civilization on the natural world.