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.

The Remainder

Alia Trabucco Zeran, translated by Sophie Hughes

From the publisher:

Santiago, Chile. The city is covered in ash, a deceased mother is lost in transit, and three children of ex-militants face a past they can neither remember nor forget. ...

Notes from the Fog

Ben Marcus

From the publisher:

‘I wake up and I have to make the right choice,’ he said. Master-stylist Ben Marcus returns with a wonder-cabinet of brain-rearranging stories. From the horrifyingly ...

Lake Success

Gary Shteyngart

From the publisher:

‘Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly; its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream – ...

French Exit

Patrick deWitt

From the publisher:

The new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Sisters Brothers ‘DeWitt is in possession of a fresh, lively voice that surprises at every turn’ Kate ...

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Kate Atkinson

From the publisher:

‘An unapologetic novel of ideas which is also wise, funny and paced like a thriller’ – ObserverThe magnificent new novel by award-winner Kate AtkinsonIn 1940, ...

Dear Evelyn

Kathy Page

From the publisher:

Born between the wars in working-class South London, Harry is a scholarship boy. Full of literary dreams, he visits Battersea Library and discovers Evelyn, a magnetic girl ...

Kintu

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

From the publisher:

An award-winning debut that vividly reimagines Uganda’s troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan

Paris Echo

Sebastian Faulks

From the publisher:

  • ObserverHere is Paris as you have never seen it before – a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. ...

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Angela Chadwick

From the publisher:

A stunning debut novel imagining a world where women can have children without men

Certain American States

Catherine Lacey

From the publisher:

Certain states are hard to shake, or so Catherine Lacey’s characters find in these twelve tales of love, loss and longing. A grieving wife gives away the shirts her ...

Ghost Wall

Sarah Moss

From the publisher:

‘Like nothing I have read before... stayed with me all summer... It deserves to [put her] on to the prize podiums.’ The Times ‘Moss has quietly... been putting out ...