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 Terrible Country

Keith Gessen

From the publisher:

Capturing with a miniaturist’s brush the unfolding demands of family, fortune, personal ambition, ideology, and desire, A TERRIBLE COUNTRY is a compelling novel about ...

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh

Anne Diebel writes:

Ottessa Moshfegh likes to write about ugliness. Many of her characters are physically unattractive, and fixated on their defects. The narrator of Eileen, Moshfegh’s second ...

CoDex 1962

Sjon

From the publisher:

A majestic, breathtaking novel by one of Iceland’s greatest writers: ‘an extraordinary and original writer’ – AS Byatt

Hits and Misses

Simon Rich

From the publisher:

‘Simon Rich is outrageously, lavishly gifted’ – Caitlin Moran ‘Simon Rich is the funniest writer alive’ – Matt Haig ‘How fabulously funny’ – Lauren ...

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

From the publisher:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE FROM THE MAN BOOKER AND ORANGE PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF HALF BLOOD BLUES ‘A masterpiece’ Attica Locke ‘High adventure ...

Madame Zero

Sarah Hall (Author)

From the publisher:

LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018 Madame Zero is a remarkable collection of dark, sensuous stories set in sometimes conflicting landscapes – rural, industrial, ...

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

edited by Jay Rubin, introduction by Haruki Murakami

From the publisher:

A major new anthology of great Japanese short stories introduced by Haruki Murakami This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short ...

Everything Under

Daisy Johnson

From the publisher:

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018‘Daisy Johnson is a new goddamn swaggering monster of fiction.’ Lauren GroffWords are important to Gretel, always have been. She ...