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:

Would 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 know anything about that at ...

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alfred Döblin, translated by Michael Hofmann

From the publisher:

New to Penguin Classics, a crackling new translation by Michael Hofmann of the great novel of 1920s Berlin life.The subject of this book is the life of the former ...

Don’t Call Us Dead

Danez Smith (Author)

From the publisher:

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry"[Smith’s] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”—The New Yorker ...