The best books of 2018

A handful of TLS editors gather for the yearly process of picking through contributors' Books of the Year selections, and nominate their own books to remember; Serhii Plokhy, the winner of this year's Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction for 'Chernobyl: The history of a nuclear catastrophe', speaks to the TLS's History editor David Horspool

Selected books

The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey

Charles de Gaulle: A certain idea of France by Julian Jackson

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Murmur by Will Eaves

Circe by Madeline Miller

Talking To Women by Nell Dunn

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien, edited by Maebh Long

Grant by Ron Chernow 

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