Publishers Weekly’s Best Books 2015

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About Beauty Is A Wound,
and was originally published in Publishers Weekly,
Nov 11, 2015

As with any year, putting together our Best Books of 2015 list was a challenge because there are so many great books to recognize—but we’re confident you’ll find in our 150 books a staggering selection of variety, depth, and nuance. This year’s cover author is Maggie Nelson, whose vital, shape-shifting memoir about her family, The Argonauts, shook up what we thought nonfiction writing could do. In our top 10, you’ll also find another unforgettable memoir that drove much of this year’s conversation: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. On the fiction side, Beauty Is a Wound by debut author Eka Kurniawan is an indispensable, epic chronicle of the tumultuous history of his native Indonesia. Beloved poets (Terrance Hayes), diamonds in the rough (Lucia Berlin), provocative nonfiction (Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary), and masters of their craft (Don Winslow) feature on our list, one that’s sure to supply you with great reading until this time next year.

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