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.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

From the publisher:

THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBrilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait ...

Sleepless Nights

Elizabeth Hardwick

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Here are luminous sketches of characters she has met, of transgressive and often tragic women – prostitutes and mothers, spinsters and celebrities, famous writers and the ...

Stalingrad

Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘You will not only discover that you love his characters and want to stay with them – that you need them in your life as much as you need your ...

The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino

Hiromi Kawakami (Y)

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Over the course of his life, Mr Nishino falls hopelessly in love again and again. One woman is a colleague, another a chance encounter; one is the girlfriend of a classmate, ...

Mac and His Problem

Enrique Vila-Matas, translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Sophie Hughes

From the publisher:

Enrique Vila-Matas’s new novel is perhaps his greatest: ‘playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists’ (Colm Tóibín)Mac is not writing a novel.

Zed

Joanna Kavenna

From the publisher:

A darkly ironic novel of ideas, a dystopia, and an absurdist thriller, from the award-winning novelist Self-anointed guru of the Digital Age, Guy Matthias, CEO of Beetle, ...

The Paper Wasp

Lauren Acampora

From the publisher:

A seductive, suspenseful novel of female friendship, obsession and twisted betrayal, set against the feverish backdrop of contemporary Hollywood

Night Boat to Tangier

Kevin Barry

From the publisher:

The new novel, drenched in sex, death and narcotics, in sudden violence, old magic and the mysteries of love, from the winner of the IMPAC Award and the Goldsmiths Prize