David's New Year Reads 2018

Here are some of the new books I'm looking forward to in 2018, including a new novel from Julian Barnes, an irresistible anthology of 'Place Writing', a condideration of the life and legacy of the great Doris Lessing and the latest instalment of Mick Herron's fantastic series of Jackson Lamb noirs.

The Only Story

Julian Barnes

From the publisher:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWould you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less?First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t ...

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alfred Döblin, translated by Michael Hofmann

From the publisher:

The great novel of 1920s Berlin life, in a new translation by Michael Hofmann, translator of Alone in Berlin Franz Biberkopf is back on the streets of Berlin. Determined to ...

Don’t Call Us Dead

Danez Smith

From the publisher:

A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY 2017`[Smith’s] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy’ The New Yorker ...