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.

Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants

Mathias Enard, translated by Charlotte Mandell

Adam Mars-Jones writes:

Behind its grand and oblique title, derived rather surprisingly from Kipling, Mathias Enard’s new book is a fictional account, no more than novella length, of a visit ...

Paradise Rot

Jenny Hval, translated by Marjam Idriss

From the publisher:

A lyrical and uncompromising debut novel from a highly acclaimed musician and artist, who has achieved renown for the sharpness of her work, and its sexual and political ...

The Librarian

Salley Vickers

From the publisher:

A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller ‘Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand; she’s a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists.’ ...

Fox 8

George Saunders

From the publisher:

An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea Cardinal ...

Middle England

Jonathan Coe

From the publisher:

‘THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT’ THE TIMES _________________ ‘It was tempting to think, at times like this, that some bizarre hysteria had gripped the British ...

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

From the publisher:

As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves – now protective, now hedonistic – seize control of Ada, her life spirals in a dark and dangerous ...

The Little Snake

A.L. Kennedy

From the publisher:

A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about the journey we all take through life, about love and family, about war and resilience, about how we live in this world, and ...

Homeland

Walter Kempowski

From the publisher:

It is 1988, the year before the Berlin Wall came down. Jonathan Fabrizius, a journalist living in West Germany, is asked to travel to the contested lands of former East ...