Charlie's Autumn Picks 2019

There are so many good books coming out this autumn that I've confined myself in this list to those being published this month. Here are ten titles to look out for in November.

The Man in the Red Coat

Julian Barnes

From the publisher:

The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque – its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers – and a life of a man ...


Lydia Davis

From the publisher:

From the International Man Booker Prize-winning author of Can’t and Won’t and The End of the Story – a crystalline collection of literary essays for fans of Susan ...

Sudden Traveller

Sarah Hall (Author)

From the publisher:

Sudden Traveller is Sarah Hall’s third story collection. From Turkish forest and coastline to the gorges of the Pacific Northwest and the rain-drenched villages of ...

All My Cats

Bohumil Hrabal, translated by Paul Wilson

From the publisher:

A gem of a book about the aggravations and joys of cats from a literary master In the autumn of 1965, flush with the unexpected success of his first published books, the ...

The Topeka School

Ben Lerner

From the publisher:

Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of ’97. His parents are psychologists, his mom a famous author in the field. A renowned debater and orator, an aspiring ...


Celia Paul

From the publisher:

I’m not a portrait painter. If I’m anything, I have always been an autobiographer. Self-Portrait reveals a life truly lived through art. In this short, intimate memoir, ...