Books published by Hamish Hamilton


Mistakes to Run With

Hamish Hamilton | April 2, 2019 | 272 pages
A devastatingly frank memoir that tears open the past to examine how circumstances--and the choices we make--dictate the people we become. Mistakes to Run With chronicles the turbulent life of Yasuko Thanh, from early childhood in the closest thing Victoria, BC, has to a slum to teen years as a sex... More Info

The Silence of the Girls

Hamish Hamilton | August 1, 2018 | 336 pages
The great city of Troy is under siege as Greek heroes Achilles and Agamemnon wage bloody war over a stolen woman. In the Greek camp, another woman is watching and waiting- Briseis. She was a queen of this land until Achilles sacked her city and murdered her husband and sons. Now she is Achilles'... More Info

No Live Files Remain

Hamish Hamilton | September 25, 2018 | 400 pages
An intensely personal exposé of what happens when family and politics collide during the collapse of the Hungarian Communist regime--for fans of The Lives of Others. Blending fact and fiction, No Live Files Remain is the story of how, almost thirty years after the fall of communism in Hungary,... More Info

Three Years with the Rat

Hamish Hamilton | June 1, 2018 | 288 pages
Shortlisted for the 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, Speculative Fiction Category A young man's quest to find his missing sister will catapult him into a dangerous labyrinth of secrets in this provocative, genre-bending, and page-turning debut. After several years of drifting between school and... More Info

The Cost of Living

Hamish Hamilton | July 10, 2018 | 208 pages
From the twice-Booker-shortlisted author comes a witty and audacious examination of writing and womanhood "Life falls apart. We try to get a grip. We try to hold it together. And then we realize that we don't want to hold it together." Crystalline, witty and audacious, The Cost of Living addresses... More Info

Things I Don't Want to Know

Hamish Hamilton | July 10, 2018 | 176 pages
A luminescent treatise on writing, love, and loss, a witty response to George Orwell's influential essay "Why I Write" Things I Don't Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy's essential three-part "living autobiography" on writing and womanhood. Taking George Orwell's famous essay, "Why I Write,"... More Info

The Dictionary of Animal Languages

Hamish Hamilton | February 20, 2018 | 320 pages
"Always an outsider, and disowned by her bourgeois family, Ivory Frame arrives in Paris to study art, and quickly finds her true home among the avant-garde painters and poets who crowd the city's cafes. In fellow painter Tacita, she finds the sister she never had. In the Zoological Gardens, she... More Info

Feel Free

Hamish Hamilton | February 6, 2018 | 448 pages
A timely, powerful collection of essays from one of our sharpest minds and most sparkling stylists.  More Info

The Dark and Other Love Stories

Hamish Hamilton | February 7, 2017 | 256 pages
Energized, irreverent, novelistic stories full of longing, strange humour, and the complications of human entanglement from Governor General's Award nominee Deborah Willis The characters in these thirteen masterful and engaging stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into... More Info


Hamish Hamilton | September 5, 2017 | 256 pages
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Hamish Hamilton | June 6, 2017 | 320 pages
A richly moving new novel--the first since the author's Booker Prize-winning, internationally celebrated debut, The God of Small Things, went on to become a beloved best seller and enduring classic. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness transports us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years. It... More Info


Hamish Hamilton | May 2, 2017 | 304 pages
Through the heat of summer to the frozen depths of winter, Lee traces her journey swimming through 52 lakes in a single year, swimming through fear and heartbreak to find her place in the world The water slips over me like cool silk. The intimacy of touch uninhibited, rising around my legs, over my... More Info

The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep

Hamish Hamilton | March 14, 2017 | 336 pages
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Hamish Hamilton | February 7, 2017 | 272 pages
An unconventional love story playing across the boundaries of time and history from the 2015 Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both The first of four novels in a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow... More Info

Swing Time

Hamish Hamilton | November 15, 2016 | 464 pages
An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from northwest London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music,... More Info

The Library and Other Stories

Hamish Hamilton | October 4, 2016 | 240 pages
A book of stories all about why books mean the world to us Why are books, in all their forms, so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives--our own personal libraries--make of us? What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say... More Info

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Hamish Hamilton | March 8, 2016 | 336 pages
From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox comes an enchanting and thought-provoking collection of intertwined stories Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a... More Info

The Mark and the Void

Hamish Hamilton UK | February 4, 2016 | 480 pages
A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Fourteen-year-old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears. She is angry with almost everyone, especially people who tell her what to do. She follows the one rule that makes... More Info

The Gold Eaters

Hamish Hamilton | September 22, 2015 | 368 pages
A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion in sixteenth-century Peru, of slaves and conquerors, and above all, an enduring love that must withstand the forging of a formidable empire Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the... More Info

The Art of Travel

Hamish Hamilton | March 1, 2014 | 272 pages
The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference.Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes.  More Info

The Old Ways

Hamish Hamilton | May 30, 2013 | 448 pages
Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of... More Info

Toby's Room

Hamish Hamilton | September 26, 2012 | 263 pages
In Toby's Room, Pat Barker revisits the First World War and the characters introduced in Life ClassWhen Toby is reported 'Missing, Believed Killed', another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor's world: how exactly did Toby die - and why? Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then... More Info