Bestselling Author Hilary Mantel Shares Books that Inspire Her

By Bookshop.org

By Bookshop.org

Exciting Times

Naoise Dolan

$27.99 $25.75

A young Irishwoman in Hong Kong, financially and sexually entangled: an original, sharp-witted debut, this black comedy made me laugh out loud. The kind of book that makes you say, ‘Listen to this…’

The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story

Kate Summerscale

$28.00 $25.76

Spooks for the intelligent: a searching, unnerving account of a London poltergeist case from the 1930s.

The Love Object: Selected Stories

John Banville and Edna O'Brien

$23.99

500 pages of short fiction from one of the most extravagantly talented writers alive.

Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Future

James Shapiro

$27.00 $24.84

Incisive, prize-winning academic shows why Shakespeare is always our contemporary.

My Dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell

$27.99 $25.75

This powerful novel of a modern Lolita leaves a smudge on the reader’s psyche.

Consent: A Memoir

Vanessa Springora

$27.99 $25.75

A Parisienne Lolita, and this time a real one: trapped at 14 in a abusive relationship with an ageing novelist, the author offers this elegant and disturbing memoir as evidence of her survival skills and an indictment of her parents’ generation.

The Mirror & the Light

Hilary Mantel

$18.00 $16.56

"The Wolf Hall trilogy is probably the greatest historical fiction accomplishment of the past decade."—The New York Times Book Review