The pick of this month’s non-fiction
The Democratic Party senator may have lost out to Hillary Clinton during the US election primaries but he still won about 13 million votes. Here he reflects on a campaign that energised voters with his unique brand of democratic socialism. Born in Manchester to Irish parents, John Maher changed his name, joined The Smiths and music would never be the same again. This is his memoir that explores his Smiths days, the severed alliance with singer Morrissey and his work since.
The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard Ivan Chistyakov Granta, November 3
Set the Boy Free Johnny Marr Century, November 3