Diop and Ishiguro on Obama’s summer reading list

Former US President Barack Obama has released an 11-strong list of book recommendations to read this summer, continuing a tradition from his time in the White House. 

The list spans fiction, non-fiction and narrative reporting, and includes the International Booker Prize-winner At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop (Pushkin Press), a historic fiction novel detailing the dark tale of a Senegalese soldier’s experience fighting for the French during the First World War. Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro is also picked out for highly-acclaimed AI exploration Klara and the Sun (Faber),

Then rest of the books are Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen, Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir,  When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert, Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen, Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris and Intimacies by Katie Kitamura. 

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