Gayle's Autumn Picks 2020

Some of the good new things coming from indie presses this Autumn.

The Boiled in Between

Helen Marten

From the publisher:

The Boiled in Between is the debut novel by Turner Prize-winning artist Helen Marten, an ambitious literary work full of beauty and sorrow. It is a novel told in the action ...

Unknown Language: A Science Fiction

Huw Lemmey and Hildegard Von Bingen, introduction by Bhanu Kapil, afterword by Alice Spawls

From the publisher:

Long before the collapse of the Information Age, in the twelfth century since the appearance of the prophet Christ, young Hildegard finds grace.

In this story of survival ...

In The Kitchen: Essays on food and life

Juliet Annan, Yemisí Aríbisálà, Laura Freeman, Joel Golby, Daisy Johnson, Rebecca May Johnson, Rebecca Liu, Nina Mingya Powles, Ella Risbridger, Rachel Roddy, Mayukh Sen, Ruby Tandoh and Julia Turshen

From the publisher:

‘A delightful collection of original, vibrant and heart-warming writing.’ – Nigel Slater

The Appointment

Katharina Volckmer

From the publisher:

With THE APPOINTMENT, her audacious debut novel, Katharina Volckmer challenges our notions of what is fluid and what is fixed and injects a dose of Bernhardian snark into ...

Men and Apparitions

Lynne Tillman

From the publisher:

Kaleidoscopic and encyclopaedic, comic, tragic, and philosophical, Men and Apparitions showcases Lynne Tillman not only as a unique novelist but also as one of our most ...

Farewell, Ghosts

Nadia Terranova, translated by Ann Goldstein

From the publisher:

This award-winning novel about a woman facing her past introduces Terranova to English-speaking audiences.