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 Man Who Saw Everything

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 ‘An utterly beguiling fever dream of a novel... Its sheer technical bravura places it head and shoulder above pretty much everything ...

I Am Sovereign

Nicola Barker

From the publisher:

__________________________________________ ‘One of the funniest, most finely achieved comic novels, even by her own standard ... I think it’s a masterpiece.’ ALI SMITH ...

Doxology

Nell Zink

From the publisher:

Two generations of an American family come of age – one before 9/11, one after – in this moving and original novel from the “intellectually restless, uniquely funny” ...

Girl

Edna O'Brien

From the publisher:

and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility awaiting a victim who returns home with a child blighted by enemy blood. From one of the century’s greatest ...

To Calais, In Ordinary Time

James Meek

From the publisher:

The new novel about home, belonging, love, courage and identity, set in the fourteenth century, from the Booker-longlisted author of The People’s Act of Love

Patsy

Nicole Dennis-Benn

From the publisher:

From award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn comes this beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifice

The Collection

Nina Leger, translated by Laura Francis

From the publisher:

WINNER OF THE PRIX ANAIS NIN Jeanne moves from room to room. In the anonymous hotel bedrooms of Paris – Hotel Agate, Hotel Prince Albert, Hotel Prince Monceau, Hotel ...

Platform Seven

Louise Doughty

From the publisher:

As he sits on the metal bench at the far end of the platform it is clear his choice is strategic – he’s as far away from the night staff as he can get. What the man ...

Broken Ghost

Niall Griffiths

From the publisher:

The people who live here in these mountains already have their own demons – drink, drugs, domestic violence, psychoses – but each character has a different experience of ...