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Books of the year 2010

The New Statesman's contributors and friends choose their favourite reads of the year.

Click on the corresponding links below to view our contributors' nominations:

Books of the year 2010 | Andrew Adonis

Books of the year 2010 | Bryan Appleyard

Books of the year 2010 | Melissa Benn

Books of the year 2010 | Fatima Bhutto

Books of the year 2010 | Vernon Bogdanor

Books of the year 2010 | Alain de Botton

Books of the year 2010 | John Burnside

Books of the year 2010 | Lesley Chamberlain

Books of the year 2010 | Sarah Churchwell

Books of the year 2010 | Alex Clark

Books of the year 2010 | Jonathan Coe

Books of the year 2010 | Rachel Cooke

Books of the year 2010 | John Cornwell

Books of the year 2010 | Jason Cowley

Books of the year 2010 | Amanda Craig

Books of the year 2010 | Jon Cruddas

Books of the year 2010 | Jonathan Derbyshire

Books of the year 2010 | Emma Donoghue

Books of the year 2010 | Margaret Drabble

Books of the year 2010 | Richard Evans

Books of the year 2010 | David Flusfeder

Books of the year 2010 | Amanda Foreman

Books of the year 2010 | John Gray

Books of the year 2010 | A C Grayling

Books of the year 2010 | Peter Hain

Books of the year 2010 | Roy Hattersley

Books of the year 2010 | David Herman

Books of the year 2010 | Anthony Howard

Books of the year 2010 | Andrew Hussey

Books of the year 2010 | Bianca Jagger

Books of the year 2010 | Hari Kunzru

Books of the year 2010 | Olivia Laing

Books of the year 2010 | John Lanchester

Books of the year 2010 | Norman Lebrecht

Books of the year 2010 | Toby Litt

Books of the year 2010 | Ken Livingstone

Books of the year 2010 | Colin MacCabe

Books of the year 2010 | David Marquand

Books of the year 2010 | Paul Mason

Books of the year 2010 | Tom McCarthy

Books of the year 2010 | Anne McElvoy

Books of the year 2010 | Ed Miliband

Books of the year 2010 | Paul Muldoon

Books of the year 2010 | Chris Mullin

Books of the year 2010 | Julie Myerson

Books of the year 2010 | John Pilger

Books of the year 2010 | Jonathan Powell

Books of the year 2010 | James Purnell

Books of the year 2010 | Craig Raine

Books of the year 2010 | Steve Richards

Books of the year 2010 | Andrew Roberts

Books of the year 2010 | Geoffrey Robertson

Books of the year 2010 | Leo Robson

Books of the year 2010 | Michael Rosen

Books of the year 2010 | Dominic Sandbrook

Books of the year 2010 | Sarah Sands

Books of the year 2010 | Michael Sayeau

Books of the year 2010 | Will Self

Books of the year 2010 | Robert Skidelsky

Books of the year 2010 | Jon Snow

Books of the year 2010 | Daniel Swift

Books of the year 2010 | D J Taylor

Books of the year 2010 | Adam Thirwell

Books of the year 2010 | Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Books of the year 2010 | Peter Wilby

Books of the year 2010 | A N Wilson

Books of the year 2010 | Peregrine Worsthorne