Ecco l'attesa selezione dei libri più belli del 2016 secondo il New York Times, tra narrativa, saggistica e poesia. Tanti i titoli (ancora?) inediti in Italia. Ma nella lista troviamo anche autori molto noti, come Elizabeth Strout, Jonathan Safran Foer, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem, Stephen King, Edna O’Brien e Svetlana Alexievich

I 100 migliori libri del 2016? Come ogni anno, è tempo di classifiche. Tra le più attese, c’è l’elenco del New York Times Book Review, che contiene una selezione di 100 titoli cui attingere, tra cui alcuni pubblicati anche in Italia. Sono divisi in due categorie (narrativa & poesia e saggistica).

Qui di seguito la lista dei libri più belli dell’anno, in ordine alfabetico.

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Narrativa e Poesia

All the man is (Graywolf) di David Szalay

Another Brooklyn (Amistad/HarperCollins) di Jacqueline Woodson

The Association of Small Bombs (Viking) di Karan Mahajan

Barkskins (Scribner) di Annie Proulx

Before the fall (Grand Central) di Noah Hawley

Behold the Dreamers (Random House) di Imbolo Mbue

Black water (Faber & Faber) di Louise Doughty

Children of the New World (Picador) di Alexander Weinstein

Collected poems 1950-2012 (Norton & Company) di Adrienne Rich

Commonwealth (Harper) di Ann Patchett

Do not say we have nothing (Norton & Company) di Madeleine Thien

Il dolore è una cosa con le piume (Guanda) di Max Porter

Don’t let my baby do Rodeo (HarperCollins) di Boris Fishman

Eccomi (Guanda) di Jonathan Safran Foer

Foer - Eccomi

Everybody’s Fool (Knopf) di Richard Russo

Fine turno (Sperling & Kupfer) di Stephen King

The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) di Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A Gambler’s Anatomy (Doubleday) di Jonathan Lethem

The Gloaming (Two Dollar Radio) di Melanie Finn

Guerra e trementina (Marsilio) di Stefan Hertmans

Here cames the sun (Liveright) di Nicole Dennis-Benn

Homegoing (Knopf) di Yaa Gyasi

Hot milk (Bloomsbury) di Deborah Levy

House of Lords and Commons (Farrar) di Ishion Hutchinson

I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975 – 2014 (Ecco) di Eileen Myles

La ballata di Iza (Einaudi) di Magda Szabó

LaRose (Feltrinelli Editore) di Louise Erdrich

The Life-Writer (Biblioasis) di David Constantine

The Little Red Chairs (Little; di prossima pubblicazione per Einaudi la traduzione italiana) di Edna O’Brien

Look: Poems (Graywolf Press) di Solmaz Sharif

The Mirror Thief (Melville House) di Martin Seay

Mischling (Little) di Affinity Konar

Mister Monkey (HarperCollins) di Francine Prose

Moonglow (HarperCollins) di Michael Chabon

Moonglow

The Mortifications (Tim Duggan) di Derek Palacio

My Name is Lucy Barton (Random House) di Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton

Ninety-Nine Stories of God (Tin House) di Joy Williams

The Nix (Knopf) di Nathan Hill

The North Water (Scribner UK) di Ian McGuire

Nutshell (Vintage Digital) di Ian McEwan

Le reputazioni (Feltrinelli Editore) di Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The Sport of Kings (Fourth Estate) di C. E. Morgan

Still Here (Hogarth) di Lara Vapnyar

Swing Time (Penguin Press) di Zadie Smith

Today Will Be Different (Little) di Maria Semple.

The Underground Railroad (Doubleday) di Colson Whitehead

Valiant Gentlemen (Grove) di Sabina Murray

La vegetariana (Adelphi) di Han Kang

la vegetariana

Weathering (Bloomsbury) di Lucy Wood

Zero K. (Einaudi ) di Don DeLillo

zero k

Saggistica e Varia

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation (Simon & Schuster) di Rebecca Traister

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst (Doubleday) di Jeffrey Toobin

Al caffè degli esistenzialisti (Fazi) di Sarah Bakewell

Al caffè degli esistenzialisti

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America (Norton) di Patrick Phillips

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon) di Heather Ann Thompson

Burn to Run (Mondadori) di Bruce Springsteen

Burn to run

City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) di Tyler Anbinder

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Righ (Doubleday) di Jane Mayer 

The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) di Ethan Michaeli

Eleanor Roosvelt: The War Years and After. Volume Three: 1939-1962 (Viking) di Blanche Wiesen Cook

The English and their History (Knopf) di Robert Tombs

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown) di Matthew Desmond

The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits (Oxford University) di Simon Schama

Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change (Scribner) di Andrew Solomon

Far and Away

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime (Harvard University) di Elizabeth Hinton

Il gene. Il viaggio dell’uomo al centro della vita (Mondadori) di Siddhartha Mukherjee

Il gene. Il viaggio dell'uomo al centro della vita

Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea (Farrar) di Mitchell Duneier

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill (Doubleday) di Candice Millard

His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt (Knopf) di Joseph Lelyveld

Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 (Knopf) di Volker Ullrich

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon (Simon & Schuster) di Rosa Brooks

How to Survive a Plague:The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (Knopf) di David France

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (HarperCollins) di Ed Yong

In the Darkroom (Metropolitan) di Susan Faludi

In Gratitude (Bloomsbury) di Jenny Diski

An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler (Basic) di Peter Fritzsche

Lab Girl (Knopf) di Hope Jahren

The Limousine Liberal: How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America (Basic Books) di Steve Fraser

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan (Penguin Press) di Sebastian Mallaby

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America (Liveright) di Wendy Warren

Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band (Viking) di Simon Callow

The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature (Norton) di Adam Kirsch

Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror (Penguin Press) di Michael V. Hayden

Pretentiousness: Why it Matters (Coffee House) di Dan Fox

Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story (Algonquin) di Matti Friedman

Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story

A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to Isis (Farar) di Robert F. Worth

The Return (Random House) di Hisham Matar

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (Princeton University) di Robert J. Gordon

Tempo di seconda mano. La vita in Russia dopo il crollo del comunismo (Bompiani) di Svetlana Alexievich

Tempo di seconda mano. La vita in Russia dopo il crollo del comunismo

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright) di Ruth Franklin

Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family (Lee Boudreaux) di Daniel Bergner

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (New Press) di Arlie Russell Hochschild

Truevine: Two Brothers, A Kidnapping and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the American South (Little) di Beth Macy

Unforbidden Pleasures (Penguin) di Adam Phillips

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Crown) di Cathy O’Neil

Quando il respiro si fa aria: Un medico, la sua malattia e il vero significato della vita (Mondadori) di Paul Kalanithi

Quando il respiro si fa aria

When in French: Love in a Second Language (Penguin Press) di Lauren Collins

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Bloomsbury) di Carol Anderson

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America (Viking) di Nancy Isenberg

You’ll Grow Out of It (Grand Central) di Jessi Klein

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