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Colson Whitehead's vital novel about slavery, winner of the US National Book Award 2016.
The Underground Railroad homepage
Luke Kennard's wry debut novel about the housing crisis and a generation in debt.
The Transition homepage
Daphne du Maurier's unsettling story about malevolent birds. Read by Tristan Sturrock.
The Birds homepage
Haunting psychological thriller by Agnes Ravatn. Two people seek atonement for past sins.
Reading Europe - Norway: The Bird Tribunal homepage
Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives, with searing honesty, the story of his life.
Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family homepage
Jane Austen's last fully completed novel, published six months after she died.
Series of short stories written for Radio 4 by Alexander McCall Smith.
Christmas Short Stories homepage
Sylvestra Le Touzel reads Karen Blixen's classic story.
Babette's Feast homepage
By Ian McEwan. A story of theft in the literary world. Read by Roger Allam.
My Purple Scented Novel homepage
Ian McEwan's modern-day take on Hamlet, told from the perspective of an unborn child.
By Naomi Alderman. Sci-fi thriller set in a world in which power is in the hands of women.
The Power homepage
By Sebastian Barry. Powerful novel set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.
Days Without End homepage
Series of stories of the supernatural by Stephen King, Kate Mosse and John Connolly
Fright Night Shorts homepage
Riveting thriller about the secrets revealed in the midst of a disintegrating marriage.
Conrad and Eleanor homepage
Powerful psychological thriller by Emma Donoghue. Read by Carey Mulligan.
The Wonder homepage
Five tales that accompany the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2016.
Short Works homepage
Written by Harry Parker and based on a true story of what it really means to be at war.
Anatomy of a Soldier homepage
Coming-of-age comedy by Nina Stibbe. Read by Alice Lowe.
Paradise Lodge homepage
Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation.
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street homepage
Filippo Bologna's satire on the murky world of literary awards.
Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots homepage
James Kelman's potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.
Dirt Road homepage
By Jessie Burton. Powerful story of love, obsession, identity, authenticity and deception.
The Muse homepage
Samuel West reads the classic Graham Greene novella, which inspired the acclaimed film
Graham Greene: The Third Man homepage
Anne Tyler's contemporary response to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
Vinegar Girl homepage
Kate Tempest reads her novel of love and loss, drugs and desire, set in modern London.
The Bricks That Built the Houses homepage
By Michiel Heyn. Story told from the perspective of Frieda Wroth, Henry James's typist.
The Typewriter's Tale homepage
Comic novel by Lisa Owens, depicting a life unravelling in minute and spectacular ways.
Not Working homepage
Gripping thriller by Gillian Slovo. Ten days of violence erupt from a stifling heat wave.
10 Days homepage
Graham Swift's meditation on truth, loss and the forging of a writer.
Mothering Sunday homepage
Deborah Levy's novel explores the bond between a hypochondriac mother and her daughter.
Hot Milk homepage