Given the limitations imposed on a ten week module, this is a list of contemporary (2000-2022) novels that have been suggested by students currently taking the module or interested in doing so (in alphabetical order).
Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi. Americanah. 2013. USA
Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See. 2015. USA
Dunn, Mark. Ella Minnow Pea. 2001. USA
Morris, Heather. The Tatooist of Auschwitz. 2018. Australia/New Zealand
Murakami, Haruki. 1Q84: The Complete Trilogy. 2009-2011. Japan
Owens, Delia. Where the Crawdads Sing. 2018. USA.
Saramago, José. Blindness.  1998 (just outside range). Portugal
Hamid, Moshin. The Reluctant Fundamentalist. 2007. Pakistan
Yu, Charles. Interior Chinatown. 2020. USA