Summer Reading

Here at The Adelaide Review we asked a selection of notable people to guide us through 2013’s output with an eye to the summer months ahead.

It’s been another hectic year for publishing as the dynamics of the book trade both contract under the commercial pressure of sales, and expand with the possibilities of new technologies and platforms for readers. Here at The Adelaide Review we asked a selection of notable people to guide us through 2013’s output with an eye to the summer months ahead. We urge you to give books generously – now or at any time, and to support our local publishing industry. Douglas Gautier Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director Best of 2013 • Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong (Random House) • Thornton Wilder, Bridge of San Luis Rey (Penguin) • Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls (Arrow) Summer Reading • Neil MacGregor, The History of the World in 100 Objects (Penguin) • Jacques Barzun, From Dawn to Decadence (HarperCollins) • Eduard Morike, Mozart’s Journey to Prague (Oneworld Classics)   Steven Marshall State Liberal Leader Best of 2013 • Valerie Volk, Passion Play – The Oberammergau Tales (Wakefield Press) • Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries (Granta Books) • Maggie Beer, Maggie’s Kitchen (Lantern) Summer Reading • Tim Winton, Eyrie (Hamish Hamilton) • Peter Goldsworthy, His Stupid Boyhood (Hamish Hamilton) • Hannah Kent, Burial Rites (Picador)   Laura Krostech Adelaide Writers’ Week Director Best of 2013 • Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Random House) • Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers (Random House) • Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Text Publishing) Summer Reading • Laura van den Berg, The Isle of Youth (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) • Randolph Stow, Tourmaline (UQP) • Sebastian Hamspon, The Train to Paris (Text Publishing) David Sefton Adelaide Festival Artistic Director Best of 2013 • Rachel Kushner, The Flame Throwers  (Random House) • David Lodge, A Man of Parts (Vintage) • Nick Harkaway, The Gone-Away World (Windmill Books) Summer Reading • Mark Edmundson, The Death of Sigmund Freud (Bloomsbury) • Nick Harkaway, Angelmaker  (Random House) • PG Wodehouse, Summer Lightning (Arrow)   Anna Krien Author, Night Games Best of 2013 • Alexis Wright, The Swan Book (Giramondo) • Laura Jean McKay, Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc.) • JM Coetzee, The Childhood  of Jesus (Text Publishing) Summer Reading • John Safran, Murder in Mississippi (Hamish Hamilton) • Chris Womersley, Cairo (Scribe) • Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge (Simon & Schuster) David Sornig Author, Spiel Best of 2013 • Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Text Publishing) • George Saunders, Tenth of December (Bloomsbury) • Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda (A&U) Summer Reading • Knut Hamsun, Hunger (Text Publishing) • Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend (Text Publishing) • Sonya Hartnett, Life in Ten Houses (Penguin) Stephen Orr Author, Time’s Long Ruin Best of 2013 • James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Houghton Miffl in Harcourt) • Christopher Hitchens, Arguably (A&U) • Theodore Dalrymple, Our Culture, What’s Left Of It (Ivan R Dee) Summer Reading • Gary Disher, Bitter Wash Road (Text Publishing) • David Vann, Goat Mountain (Text Publishing) • Jessica Anderson, The Impersonators (Penguin   Jay Weatherill Premier of South Australia Best of 2013 • David Plouffe, The Audacity to Win (Penguin) • Gideon Haigh, End of the Road (Penguin) • Enrico Moretti, The New Geography of Jobs (Houghton Miffl in Harcourt) Summer Reading • Hannah Kent, Burial Rites (Picador) • Billy Griffi ths, The China Breakthrough (Monash University Publishing) • George Packer, The Unwinding (Faber) Antony Loewenstein Author, Profits of Doom Best of 2013 • Jeremy Scahill, Dirty Wars (A&U) • Breaking the Silence, Our Harsh Logic (Scribe) • Joe Sacco, The Great War (Random House) Summer Reading • Max Blumenthal, Goliath (Nation Books) • George Orwell, 1984 (Penguin) • Kooshyar Karimi, I Confess (Wild Dingo Press)   Kirstie Clements Author, The Vogue Factor and Tongue in Chic Best of 2013 • Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians (A&U) • Robert Hilburn, Johnny Cash – The Life (Hachette) • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (Hachette) Summer Reading • Jimmy Nelson, Before They Pass Away (TeNeues) • Giancarlo Giametti, Private (Assouline) • Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, The Ruins of Detroit (Steidl) Krissy Kneen Author, Steeplechase Best of 2013 • Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend (Text Publishing) • David Vann, Goat Mountain (Text Publishing) • Chris Somerville, We Are Not the Same Anymore (UQP) Summer Reading • Kristina Olsson, Boy, Lost (UQP) • Ashley Hay, The Railwayman’s Wife (A&U) • Susan Johnson, My Hundred Lovers (A&U)

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