The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
If Kazuo Ishiguro is to be believed, he is way past his prime. In a London Telegraph article last autumn, he was quoted as saying he thinks novelists peak in their late 30s and early 40s. “It’s rather like footballers,” he said. “Although novelists peak three or four years after footballers.”
Anniversary Edition: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Breath, Eyes, Memory was Haitian American author Edwidge Danticat’s debut, the book that made readers and reviewers instantly sit up and pay attention: here was a writer to watch out for.
Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parma
A beautiful moment in history is brought to life in Vanessa and Her Sister with a correspondence between an as-yet-unknown group of young artist and writers who despair of ever amounting to anything. The
The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna van Pragg
Menna van Praag’s highly anticipated second novel (after 2013’s The House at the End of Hope Street) delights with elements of fantasy, fairy tale and magical realism. Beautifully written and vibrantly shared, it’s a tough tale not to fall in love with.
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
In 1976, Anne Rice kickstarted what would become today’s vampire craze. Thank her for Sookie and Edward and Bella and all that. Anne Rice made blood sucking chic, fun, and tantalizing. She dusted off Dracula’s tropes, trashed his tux, tossed the mythology and the rules, and reinvented a genre, inspired by the death of her young daughter and her own thirst for telling a great story.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
I wonder if David Mitchell likes the fact that when he publishes a novel, it’s an event. I mean, suddenly everyone is talking about his work. Everyone is either full-on loving it or not getting it at all.
The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
Already a publishing sensation in Europe, Joel Dicker’s The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is one of those books everyone has been talking about.
The Unwitting by Ellen Feldman
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Cold War as it was experienced in the United States, we join young magazine writer Nell Benjamin on November 22, 1963, as she gets some distressing news.