The previous decade ended with obituaries for the hard-copy book but literature lives on and the 2010s have given readers plenty to get excited about.

From Margaret Atwood to Hanya Yanagihara: the best books of the 2010s, a decade in review

  • Paper books won the battle with e-books and the international limelight shone on Asian authors
  • Ken Liu and Liu Cixin brought Chinese science fiction to the fore, while Han Kang led the way for Korean-language novelists
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The previous decade ended with obituaries for the hard-copy book but literature lives on and the 2010s have given readers plenty to get excited about.
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James Kidd

James Kidd

James Kidd is a freelance writer based in Oxford, Britain. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Literary Review, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The National, Time Out and The Jerusalem Post among others. He hosts the This Writing Life podcast (thiswritinglife.co.uk), featuring interviews with writers such as Hanya Yanagihara, David Mitchell, Amit Chaudhuri and Meena Kandasamy, and co-hosts Lit Bits (litbits.co.uk), named by The Observer as one of its top three literary podcasts.