Asma Khan, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Robert Hardman and others are The Times Best Books of 2022

We are thrilled to announce the following authors and their fantastic books are among The Times Best Books of 2022.

Asma Khan's book AMMU: Indian Home-Cooking To Nourish Your Soul (Ebury, March), is the overall Best Cookbook of the Year: 'Asma Khan, the founder of the all-women restaurant Darjeeling Express, is one of the most articulate, powerful voices in the world of food, and this book is her masterpiece.' Read about it here.

Simon Sebag Montefiore's THE WORLD: A Family History (W&N, October), is the top pick for the Best History Books of the Year: 'a rollicking tale... kaleidoscope of savagery, sex, cruelty, and chaos... dizzying, but always delightful'. Read about it here.

Jessie Child's THE SIEGE OF LOYALTY HOUSE (Bodley Head, May), is among the 25 Best History Books of the Year, alongside Leanda de Lisle's HENRIETTA MARIA: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen (Chatto & Windus, August). Read the list here.

Robert Hardman's QUEEN OF OUR TIMES (Macmillan, March), is the overall Best Biography Book of the Year: 'There are a lot of royal books out there this year, but Robert Hardman's majestic treatment of the late Queen reigns glorious over all of them... impeccably researched... closely observed, incisive and exhaustive'.

Alongside Hardman are Andrew Roberts' THE CHIEF: The Life of Lord Northcliffe Britain's Greatest Press Baron (Simon & Schuster, August): 'Traditional biographies of Dead White Males are rarer than unicorns, so thank goodness for Andrew Roberts. This is a big opinionated account of a big opinionated character, Lord Northcliffe.' And, the HENRY 'CHIPS' CHANNON: The Diaries (Volume 3): 1943-57, (Hutchinson Heinemann, September) edited by Simon Heffer, also in the list. Read about them here.

Finally, David Musgrave's LAMBDA (Europa Editions, March), is among the 12 Best Science Fiction Books of the Year: 'impressive and daring... packed with clever insights'. Read about it here.

Congratulations to all our authors on a fantastic year.