‘Ukraine Diaries’, by Andrey Kurkov

The novelist, a resident of central Kiev, records the daily realities of life in the midst of Ukraine’s revolution. Review by John Thornhill

Illustration for a review of Haruki Murakami's book, 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage'
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‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki’, by Haruki Murakami

A teenage falling-out colours a young man’s future in this suspenseful new novel. Review by David Pilling

‘Wounded Tiger’, by Peter Oborne

The unlikely triumph of cricket in Pakistan. Review by Mihir Bose

book cover of ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’, by Richard Flanagan

‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’, by Richard Flanagan

A brutal story of Australian PoWs in Burma. Review by Carl Wilkinson

'Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch' book cover

‘Hack Attack’, by Nick Davies

The Guardian reporter’s investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World. Review by John Lloyd

Cover book of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

‘The Miniaturist’, by Jessie Burton

Family secrets are uncovered in an ornate doll’s house. Review by Melissa Harrison

'Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany' book cover

‘Future Days’, by David Stubbs

German pop’s bid to start afresh. Review by Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

'The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan' book cover

‘The Invisible Bridge’, by Rick Perlstein

How American conservatism regained confidence after the debacle of Watergate. Review by Christopher Phelps

Captain Charlie May outside his tent during training on Salisbury Plain, England

The first world war: soldiers’ testimonies

Even 100 years since the war broke out, eloquent memoirs are still surfacing, writes David Stevenson

‘Brando’s Smile’, by Susan L Mizruchi

The restless intellect behind the magnetic screen presence of Marlon Brando. Review by Antonia Quirke