The Best of NYRB 2016 December 20, 2016

2016 was a good year for New York Review Books, and we want to thank you, dear readers, for your support. We're thrilled to find our books on 2016's "Best of" lists, and wanted to share the highlights. 

Iza's Ballad by Magda Szabó was included in The New York Times Book Review's "100 Notable Books of 2016."

Mark Lilla's The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction received a rave review from John Banville in The Guardian, and was one of his picks for The Irish Times's "Our Favourite Books of 2016" list. 

Simon Schama chose Magda Szabó's The Doorone of The New York Times "10 Best Books of 2015"—for Financial Times's "Best Books of 2016."

Patrick Modiano's In the Café of Lost Youth made The Boston Globe's "Best Books of 2016" list. 

For the TLS's Books of the Year, Michael Hofmann chose Alfred Hayes's My Face for the World to See, Leo Robson named Henry Green's Caught, and Adam Thirlwell mentioned Eve Babitz's Slow Days, Fast Company. 

J.H. Prynne's The White Stones, from our NYRB Poets imprint, is on the Chicago Tribune's "Best Poetry Books of 2016" list. 

Peplum by Blutch, from our NYR Comics imprint, was on NPR's Guide to 2016's Greatest Reads and The Globe and Mail's "Globe 100: Best Books of the Year."

Rachel Cooke selected Soft City by Pushwagner and What Am I Doing Here? by Abner Dean for the Observer's (UK) best graphic books of 2016, and The New York Times Book Review also chose Soft City for its list of "The Season's Best New Graphic Novels." 

Agony by Mark Beyer and Peplum by Blutch were included in The A.V. Club's "Best Comics of 2016." The A.V. Club also included Patrick Modiano's In the Café Our Lost Youth on their "Favorite Books of 2016" list. 

The Guardian's Nicholas Lezard chose John Aubrey, My Own Life by Ruth Scurr and Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier by Jon Day, from Notting Hill Editions, as two favorites from 2016. John Aubrey was also included on The Believer's "Favorite Books of 2016."

Kirsty Gunn's My Katherine Mansfield Project (Notting Hill Editions) was selected by Deborah Levy and Amit Chaudhuri for The Guardian's "Best Books of 2016." Chaudhuri also selected Cesar Pavese's The Moon and the Bonfires