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100 21st-Century Novels to Love

A Sunday Times list of their writers' and critics' 100 favourite novels published this century: limited to one book per writer and including, at the end, works originally written in a foreign language some of which, though published in the previous century, have only recently been published in English. This list provoked some very heated arguments in my household: it is to be noted that there are no children's, fantasy or graphic novels included, omissions some might consider unforgivable.
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Conversations With Friends (Sally Rooney)
Conversations With Friends (Sally Rooney)
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Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
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The Green Road (Anne Enright)
The Green Road (Anne Enright)
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The Essex Serpent (Sarah Perry)
The Essex Serpent (Sarah Perry)
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Disobedience (Naomi Alderman)
Disobedience (Naomi Alderman)
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
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Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
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Then We Came to the End
Then We Came to the End
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
A Visit From the Goon Squad
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Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
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West (Carys Davies)
West (Carys Davies)
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Golden Hill (Francis Spufford)
Golden Hill (Francis Spufford)
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An Officer an a Spy (Robert Harris)
An Officer an a Spy (Robert Harris)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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All My Puny Sorrows (Miriam Toews)
All My Puny Sorrows (Miriam Toews)
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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
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We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin
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Spies (Michael Frayn)
Spies (Michael Frayn)
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Hope: A Tragedy (Shalom Auslander)
Hope: A Tragedy (Shalom Auslander)
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Late in the Day (Tessa Hadley)
Late in the Day (Tessa Hadley)
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Old Filth (Jane Gardam)
Old Filth (Jane Gardam)
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Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
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NW
NW
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All Families Are Psychotic (Douglas Coupland)
All Families Are Psychotic (Douglas Coupland)
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God's Own Country (Ross Raisin)
God's Own Country (Ross Raisin)
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Legend of a Suicide (David Vann)
Legend of a Suicide (David Vann)
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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (Jon McGregor)
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (Jon McGregor)
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The Little Red Chairs (Edna O' Brien)
The Little Red Chairs (Edna O' Brien)
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Grief Is the Thing With Feathers (Max John Porter)
Grief Is the Thing With Feathers (Max John Porter)
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The Plot Against America (Philip Roth)
The Plot Against America (Philip Roth)
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Arlington Park (Rachel Cusk)
Arlington Park (Rachel Cusk)
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Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
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The Forgiven (Lawrence Osborne)
The Forgiven (Lawrence Osborne)
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Mister Pip (Lloyd Jones)
Mister Pip (Lloyd Jones)
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The Secret River (Kate Grenville)
The Secret River (Kate Grenville)
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Burial Rites (Hannah Kent)
Burial Rites (Hannah Kent)
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