New and Recommended Fiction

Favourites from our fiction section. Here you'll find the books that everyone's talking about, as well as the ones they should be.

A Natural

Ross Raisin

From the publisher:

Tom has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is ...

£14.99

Attrib. and Other Stories

Eley Williams

From the publisher:

With affectionate, irreverent and playful prose, the inability to communicate exactly what we mean dominates this bold new collection from one of Britain’s unique and most ...

The Accusation

Bandi

From the publisher:

In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung’s totalitarian regime. ...

£12.99

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

Robert Baird writes:

George Saunders has long had a thing for ghosts, especially ghosts who haven’t figured out that they’re dead. The title story of his first collection, CivilWarLand in ...

£18.99

The Kingdom

Emmanuel Carrere

From the publisher:

‘This is a brilliant, shocking book ...also witty, painfully self-critical and humane ...it is a work of great literature’ Tim Whitmarsh, Guardian ‘The Kingdom, already ...

£20.00

Bad Dreams and Other Stories

Tessa Hadley

From the publisher:

Features short stories, in which two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, strange in the ...

£16.99

Mirror Shoulder Signal

Dorthe Nors, translated by Misha Hoekstra

From the publisher:

‘Dorthe Nors is fantastic!’ Junot Díaz ‘Nors’ writing is by turns witty, gut wrenching, stark and lyrical.’ Los Angeles Times Sonja’s over forty, and she’s ...

£10.99

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Madeleine Thien

From the publisher:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ...

The Transition

Luke Kennard

From the publisher:

LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE A RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME What’s standing between you and success?

£12.99

The Sad Part Was

Prabda Yoon, translated by Mui Poopoksakul

In these witty, postmodern stories, Yoon riffs on pop culture, experiments with punctuation, flirts with sci-fi and, in a metafictional twist, mocks his own position as omnipotent author. Highly ...

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

From the publisher:

The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.

£12.99