Books published by Viking

Diary of a Bad Year

J. M. Coetzee

Coetzee’s latest novel is written as two, entwined diaries—his own and that of a younger woman who he comes to pass the time with.


J. M. Coetzee

With Coetzee’s last few works of fiction, he seems to be making an effort to get out ahead of the biographers who will no doubt pounce on his grave while still warm.

What Technology Wants

Kevin Kelly

Kelly’s analysis of technology’s needs vis-à-vis our own is an insightful approach to making choices about technology in our own lives, now and into the future.

Democracy in Chains

Nancy MacLean

Nancy MacLean unravels the main source of the right’s efforts to reimagine American democracy: the writing and thinking of political economist James Buchanan.

Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor

This young adult series centers on Sunny Nwazue, a New York-born Nigerian and albino.

Akata Warrior

Nnedi Okorafor

The second book in Okorafor’s Akata series finds Sunny settled in to her new magical school, observing the changes in her body as she grows and becomes stronger.

A Paradise Built in Hell

Rebecca Solnit

Starting with the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, Solnit tours through one disaster after another, including the Halifax explosion, Mexico City’s earthquake, 9/11 in New York, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.