For the second year running, The New York Times and Edinburgh International Book Festival are collaborating to bring a timely and thought-provoking celebration of writing and ideas to readers around the world.
The books in this section have been specially selected by Times journalists to provide essential reading around our joint discussions, which will be broadcast live from Edinburgh, spanning capitalism and climate change in the era of Covid-19; the evolving place and rise of women in politics; a special edition of The New York Times Book Review and an interactive session with The Times Crosswords team.
This collection will further your engagement, challenge your assumptions and deepen your understanding of these world-shaping issues.
To celebrate our collaboration, The New York Times is offering an exclusive discount on digital subscriptions.
A penetrating, personal look at contemporary India-the world's largest democracy at a moment of transition.
What is the Green New Deal and How Can We afford it?
Recommended by Genevieve Fay, our Communities Programme Officer
This book packs a lot into 186 pages: part manifesto, part call to arms, part essential handbook to navigating the climate crisis.
Co-authored by two key architects of the 2015 UN Paris Agreement, it imagines what will happen if we meet the terms of that agreement by 2050, and what will happen if we don’t. There’s an urgency about it, but also an unshakable optimism underpinning the practical, manageable advice the authors give.
It reminds us that hope is a radical political act, and one we particularly need in times of crisis and uncertainty.
From the bestselling author of Lab Girl: a passionate scientist's uniquely personal take on the defining issue of our time.
A parent's guide to raising a lifelong reader, packed with practical ideas for engaging children of all ages in books, plus wonderful lists of books, arranged by age and subject matter, will keep the shelves stocked and young readers' interests high from birth through teens.
Disappearing Earth is a beautiful evocation of a place and people as they search for two lost girls - heralding the arrival of a stunning new literary novelist.
From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story 'The Story of Your Life' was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited second collection of stunningly original, humane, and already celebrated short stories.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature
The Booker-longlisted novel, drenched in sex, death and narcotics, in sudden violence, old magic and the mysteries of love, from the winner of the IMPAC Award and the Goldsmiths Prize
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 A BARACK OBAMA BEST BOOK OF 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 TIME's #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A must read' Gillian Flynn
Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of "the Club," a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern
A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir of home and family, from a stunning new talent, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans.
Midnight In Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of history's worst nuclear disaster, of human resilience and ingenuity and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will - lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats - remain not just vital but necessary.
Has political correctness gone too far?
A lively, behind-the-scenes look at the historic cohort of diverse, young, and groundbreaking women newly elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 as they arrive in Washington, D.C., and start working for change, by a New York Times reporter with sharp insight and deep knowledge of the Hill.
'Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world' Barack Obama THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR
This book features an illustrated timeline and list of firsts for women in Congress as well as "Her Vote, Her Voice" sections throughout that highlight historical moments in female politics.
A tribute to America's beloved first lady, Michelle Obama, as she leaves the White House.
A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history from a brilliant young writer.