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The 2023 Best Books of the Year

Issue 48 of Strong Words – out now – features the much anticipated annual confirmation of the best books of the year, this time stretching all the way back to the top fifty.


  • Plus! A huge Christmas gift guide that can be repurposed for any gift-giving occasion.
  • Plus! Yet more art world scandal – some strange business in Warhol world.
  • Plus! A journalist in the Philippines shares the challenges of reporting on Duterte's death squads.
  • Plus! How to write A Clockwork Orange, great books on Paris, mind-blowing new novels – and more.

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