Our Christmas Fiction Picks

Our Christmas Fiction Picks

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Claire-Louise Bennett

Brian Dillon writes:

There are many ‘nice’ things in Claire-Louise Bennett’s fiction. The narrator – she seems to be the same person in all twenty stories – is hardly up in the morning ...

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James

Christopher Tayler writes:

Bob Marley had called a break during a band rehearsal at his house on the evening of 3 December 1976 when two cars pulled up and seven or more gunmen got out. One ...

The Truce: The Diary of Martin Santome

Mario Benedetti, translated by Harry Morales

From the publisher:

Forty-nine, with a kind face, no serious ailments, a good salary and three moody children, widowed accountant Martin Santome is about to retire. He assumes he’ll take up ...