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Canongate from July to December 2017

Canongate is an independent publisher: since 1973 we’ve worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, innovative voices we can find, wherever they come from, and we’ve published all kinds of books – thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, chaste, unrepentant, life-changing . . . Along the way there have been landmarks of fiction – including Alasdair Gray’s masterpiece Lanark, and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi – the best-ever-selling Booker winner – and non-fiction too. We’ve published an American president and a Guantanamo detainee; we’ve campaigned for causes we believe in and fought court cases to get our authors heard. And twice we’ve won Publisher of the Year. We’re still independent, and we’re as committed to unorthodox and innovative publishing as ever.

THE GRAYBAR HOTEL Curtis Dawkins ‘The voice of a man who understands, deeply and instinctively, that, at root, the narrative art is a yearning for contact and, in these stories, what a hilarious, moving, heartbreaking, absurd, and ultimately affirmative endeavour that is proven to be. Stunning’ Niall Griffiths The Graybar Hotel offers a glimpse into the reality of prison life through the eyes of the people who spend their days and years behind bars. A man sits collect-calling strangers every day just to hear the sounds of the outside world; an inmate recalls his descent into addiction as his prison softball team gears up for an annual tournament; a prisoner is released and finds freedom more complex and baffling than he expected.

HARDBACK 6 July 2017 Hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 111 2 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 112 9 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU,neH

A gritty, unflinching and deeply moving collection of stories by a debut writer currently serving a life sentence in Michigan’s prison system

In this stunning debut story collection, Curtis Dawkins, who is currently serving a life sentence without parole, gives voice to the experience of some of the most isolated members of our society.

Curtis Dawkins grew up in rural Illinois and earned an MFA in fiction writing at Western Michigan University. He has struggled with alcohol and substance abuse through most of his life and, during a botched robbery, killed a man on Halloween 2004. Since late 2005, he’s been serving a life sentence, with no possibility of parole, in various prisons throughout Michigan. He has three children with his partner, Kim, who is a writing professor living in Portland, Oregon.

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HOW TO STOP TIME Matt Haig ‘The first rule is that you don’t fall in love. There are other rules too, but that is the main one. No falling in love. No staying in love. No daydreaming of love. Because otherwise, of course, you slowly lose your mind . . .’ Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but he was born in 1581. Owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. From Shakespeare’s England to jazz age Paris and voyaging the Pacific, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom now has the perfect cover – working as a history teacher at a London school. Here, he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he’d never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom mustn’t do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild, bittersweet, timetravelling, story about losing and finding yourself; about the certainty of change, and the mistakes humans are doomed to repeat. And about the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live.

HARDBACK 6 July 2017 Hardback / £12.99 978 1 78211 861 9 Signed Hardback / £12.99 978 1 78689 175 4 Trade paperback / £10.99 978 1 78211 862 6

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Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and The Humans and four other books for adults. He has also written award-winning children’s books and his work has been translated into 30 languages.

The life-affirming new novel from the number one bestselling author

Reasons to Stay Alive 9781782116820 / £8.99 The Humans 9780857868787 / £8.99 The Radleys 9781782116882 / £8.99


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How the World Became Obsessed with Time

Simon Garfield Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister lives out the same four minutes over a lifetime. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalise it and make it meaningful. It has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts.

Simon Garfield is the author of seventeen acclaimed books of non-fiction including A Notable Woman (as Editor), To the Letter, On the Map, Just My Type and Mauve. His study of AIDS in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham Award. www.simongarfield.com

6 July 2017 Paperback / £8.99 978 1 78211 321 8 Ebook / £7.19 978 1 78211 320 1 Rights: W

A witty and entertaining journey through time from the bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map

To the Letter 9780857868619 / £9.99 A Notable Woman 9781782115724 / £12.99


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PENGUIN BLOOM The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family

Cameron Bloom & Bradley Trevor Greive They saved a little bird . . . And in return she saved them too. After a near-fatal fall left Sam Bloom paralysed, no one – not her husband Cameron, nor their three boys – could reach her in the darkest days of her struggle. But everything changed when a new member of the family unexpectedly landed in their lives: an injured magpie chick abandoned after she fell from her nest, whom they named Penguin Bloom.

6 July 2017 Paperback / £7.99 978 1 78211 981 4 Ebook / £6.39 978 1 78211 980 7 Rights: UKCWxAN,C

The number one international bestseller – a life-affirming true story

Powerful and tender, Penguin Bloom is a beautifully written account of how compassion, friendship and family can come from unexpected places.

Photographer Cameron Bloom began his career as a surf photographer at the age of 16. Since then Cameron’s travel, editorial, commercial and artistic work have been featured in many international publications, including the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Gourmet Traveller. Writer Bradley Trevor Greive was born in Tasmania and is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Blue Day Book. He is also an internationally-respected wildlife expert and TV presenter. www.penguinthemagpie.com penguinthemagpie

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DYING A Memoir

Cory Taylor ‘Unsparing in its insights and observations, breathtaking in its courage and generosity. A thing of lightness and beauty’ Guardian ‘This small, powerful book offers a clean engagement with life’s conclusion: with clarity and courage, the author finds words to escort us towards silence’ Hilary Mantel ‘An amazingly good and valuable book’ Diana Athill In the year before her death, as she struggled with an untreatable illness, Cory Taylor began to write about her experiences, the patterns of her life, and of those she had lost. Dying is about vulnerability and strength, courage and humility, and anger. It is also about the acceptance that it takes to live a good life and to say goodbye to it in peace.

PAPERBACK 6 July 2017 Paperback / £8.99 978 1 78211 978 4 Ebook / £7.19 978 1 78211 977 7 Rights: UKCWxC,AN,eEU

A deeply moving meditation on death, and a joyful and wise tribute to life

Cory Taylor is the author of two celebrated novels: Me and Mr Booker, which was a regional winner in the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and My Beautiful Enemy which, in 2014, was shortlisted for Australia’s premier prize for fiction, the Miles Franklin Award. She died in July 2016.

ANNA Niccolò Ammaniti ‘A master storyteller’ Guardian Summer has ended, but the heat will not let up. Ash has covered everything. Weeds and wheat grow around the cars abandoned in the road. Anna and Astor live in the house behind the fence, surviving in a world stripped of adults. The rooms are piled high with rubbish. Their mother’s skeleton lies perfect on the bed. And every few days, Anna must head out beyond the fence for provisions and medicine.

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The extraordinary new dystopian novel from the internationally-bestselling author of I’m Not Scared

Niccolò Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. He is the author of eight novels and two short-story collections. Several of his novels have been adapted for film, including Steal You Away, which was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, The Crossroads, winner of the Premio Strega Prize 2007, and the international bestseller I’m Not Scared, which won the prestigious Italian Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction and has been translated into thirty-five languages. Translated from the Italian by Jonathan Hunt. Hunt divides his time between Italy and Britain. His translations include Niccolò Ammaniti’s The Crossroads, Steal You Away and I’m Not Scared, Nicolai Lilin’s Siberian Education, Luca Rastello’s I Am the Market, and Giorgio Vasta’s Time on My Hands.

Me and You 9780857861986 / £7.99 Let the Games Begin 9781847679420 / £8.99 I’m Not Scared 9781782117155 / £8.99

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WAKE ME WHEN I’M GONE Odafe Atogun Everyone says that Ese is the most beautiful woman in the region, but a fool. A young widow, she lives in a village, where the crops grow tall and the people are ruled over by a Chief on a white horse. She married for love, but now her husband is dead, leaving her with nothing but a market stall and a young son to feed. When the Chief knocks on Ese’s door demanding that she marry again, as the laws of the land dictate she must, Ese is a fool once more. There is a high price for breaking the law, and an even greater cost for breaking the heart of a Chief. Ese will face the wrath of gods and men in the fight to preserve her heart, to keep her son and to right centuries of wrongs. She will change the lives of many on the road to freedom, and she will face the greatest pain a mother ever can. HARDBACK 3 August 2017 Hardback / £14.99 978 1 78211 842 8 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78211 843 5 Rights: WxEinUS

A powerful second novel from one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary African writing

Odafe Atogun was born in Nigeria, in the town of Lokoja, where the Rivers Niger and Benue meet, but hails from Edo State. Now a full-time writer, he is married and lives in Abuja.

TADUNO’S SONG Odafe Atogun ‘The power of music to stir memory and move the hardest heart permeates Taduno’s Song . . . I urge people to read this unforgettable new voice, writing in polished prose about how it feels to be silenced’ Observer ‘This quiet novel is an original. It is as if Odafe Atogun has plunged into the depths of the sea of Nigeria’s history and returned with a leviathan, and invited us to see – and be amused, troubled, scared, and even angry. And we cannot help but look’ Chigozie Obioma, Booker-shortlisted author of The Fishermen

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The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come to return from exile. Back in Nigeria, the musician discovers that his community no longer recognises him, his girlfriend Lela has disappeared, taken away by government agents, and all traces of his old life have been erased. All that is left of him are his own memories. As Taduno begins to unravel the mystery of his lost life he must also face a difficult decision: to sing for love or to sing for his people.

‘Burning with magic and loss, exile and return, beauty and heartache, Taduno’s Song is a colossal epic, disguised as a small novel’ Marlon James

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THAT WAS A SHIVER and Other Stories

James Kelman Praise for the stories of James Kelman: ‘Tender and funny in a way that may surprise those who know him only by reputation’ Daily Telegraph ‘A rollicking, riveting read . . . Kelman’s language of inner thought is so fluid and immediate it reads more like breath than words’ Daily Herald A trucker passes through a town he used to know and a local tries to sell him his sister; a couple put their children to bed and hear a loud scratching at the wall; a Principal and his associate examine the dead body before them; a man looks into a mirror and reflects on becoming more like his father. Sparky, touching and brilliantly daring, these stories uncover human feeling in the ordinary and the everyday, and are a reminder of Kelman’s exceptional talent.

HARDBACK 3 August 2017 Hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 090 0 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 091 7 Rights: W

Intimate new stories from the Booker Prize-winning author

James Kelman was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989 with A Disaffection, which also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He went on to win the Booker Prize five years later with How Late it Was, How Late, before being shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 and 2011. His latest novel, Dirt Road, was shortlisted for the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year in 2016.

DIRT ROAD James Kelman ‘A celebration of what it is to be human’ Spectator ‘Dirt Road is brilliant . . . a deeply moving and exciting novel’ Roddy Doyle ‘A delight . . . The best thing [Kelman] has written’ Allan Massie, Scotsman ‘In Dirt Road James Kelman brings alive a human consciousness like no other writer can’ Alan Warner Shortlisted for Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2016

PAPERBACK 3 August 2017 Paperback / £8.99 978 1 78211 825 1 Ebook / £7.19 978 1 78211 824 4

Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond home. His recently widowed dad, Tom, stumbles towards the future, terrified of losing what remains of his family. Both are in search of something as they set out from rural Scotland on a journey to the American South.

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‘Beautiful. Dirt Road is about coming of age, grief and the folk music of the American deep South’ Daily Telegraph

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THE DUN COW RIB A Very Natural Childhood

John Lister-Kaye John Lister-Kaye has spent a lifetime exploring, protecting and celebrating the British landscape and its creatures. His memoir The Dun Cow Rib is the story of a boy’s awakening to the wonders of the natural world. Lister-Kaye’s joyous childhood holidays – spent scrambling through hedges and ditches after birds and small beasts, keeping pigeons in the loft and tracking foxes around the edge of the garden - were the perfect apprenticeship for his two lifelong passions: exploring the wonders of nature, and writing about them. Threaded through his adventures – from moving to the Scottish Highlands to work with Gavin Maxwell, to founding the now world-famous Aigas Field Centre – is an elegy to his remarkable mother, and a wise and affectionate celebration of Britain’s natural landscape.

Sir John Lister-Kaye is one of Britain’s best-known naturalists and conservationists. He is the author of nine books on wildlife. He has served prominently in the RSPB, the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. In 2003 he was awarded an OBE for services to nature conservation. He lives among the mountains of the Scottish Highlands, where he runs the world-famous Aigas Field Centre. www.lister-kaye.co.uk


HARDBACK 17 August 2017 Hardback / £20 978 1 78689 145 7 Ebook / £14.99 978 1 78689 146 4 Rights: UKCWxC,eEU,neH

A fascinating and powerful memoir from one of the founding fathers of nature writing

Gods of the Morning 9781782114178 / £9.99 At the Water’s Edge 9781847674050 / £9.99

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HARDBACK 7 September 2017 Hardback / £12.99 978 1 78689 150 1 Ebook / £10.39 978 1 78689 151 8 Rights: UKCWxC,eEU

All new material from multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld

BAKING WITH KAFKA Tom Gauld Delightful, charming, witty, wonky, imaginative, fun . . . and hilarious. In Baking with Kafka, Tom Gauld brings together a riotous collection of laugh-out-loud cartoons, including tips on how to get published during a skeleton apocalypse, Kafka’s lemon drizzle cake, and murder methods for modern mystery writers (think death by exploding e-cigarette). Featuring all new material in his signature style and with his deadpan humour, Baking with Kafka reaffirms Gauld’s position as a first-rate cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.

Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He draws weekly cartoons for the Guardian and New Scientist and has created a number of comic books, including Goliath; You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack and Mooncop, a New York Times bestseller. He lives and works in London.

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HOW NOT TO BE A BOY Robert Webb Rules For Being A Man: Don’t Cry Love Sport Play Rough Drink Beer Don’t Talk About Feelings But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone? Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life. Hilarious and heart-breaking, How Not To Be a Boy explores the relationships that made Robert who he is as a man, the lessons we learn as sons and daughters, and the understanding that sometimes you aren’t the Luke Skywalker of your life – you’re actually Darth Vader.

’Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. It’s profound, touching, personal yet universal . . . I loved it’ J.K. Rowling ‘A truly great read, full of heart’ Dawn French

HARDBACK 29 August 2017 Hardback / £16.99 978 1 78689 008 5 Trade paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 009 2 Ebook / £12.79 978 1 78689 010 8 Rights: UKCWxC,eEU

Robert Webb has been a male for his whole life. As such, he has been a boy in a world of fighting, pointless posturing, and the insistence that he stop crying. As an adult man, he has enjoyed better luck, both in his work as the Webb half of Mitchell & Webb in the Sony award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimed Peep Show. Robert has been a columnist for the Telegraph and the New Statesman, and now lives in London with his wife and daughters, where he continues trying to be funny and to fumble beyond general expectations of manhood. @arobertwebb

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Following nine series of Peep Show and alongside Back, the new Mitchell and Webb sitcom, comes this hilariously funny book: part-memoir, part call-to-arms



The Four Elements of Good Cooking

Samin Nosrat While cooking at Chez Panisse at the start of her career, Samin Nosrat noticed that amid the chaos of the kitchen there were four key principles that her fellow chefs would always fall back on to make their food better: salt, fat, acid and heat. By mastering these four variables, Samin found the confidence to trust her instincts in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients. And with her simple but revolutionary method, she has taught masterclasses to give both professionals and amateurs the skills to cook instinctively. Whether you want to balance your vinaigrette, perfectly caramelize your roasted vegetables or braise meltingly tender stews, Samin’s canon of 100 essential recipes and their dozens of variations will teach you how. Destined to be a classic, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need: Samin’s clear, warm, and informative lessons will give you the confidence and instincts to unshackle yourself from the tyranny of following a recipe, and make you a cook for life.

HARDBACK 7 September 2017 Hardback / £28 978 1 78211 230 3 Ebook / £15.99 978 1 78211 231 0 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU,neH

A beautifully illustrated and visionary new masterclass in cooking that distils decades of professional experience into just four simple elements – and will set you free from recipes forever

Samin Nosrat’s life has been moulded by skilful teachers, beginning with her mother, grandmothers and aunts. Her love of the written word was fostered at UC Berkeley, where she studied English and was mentored by Stephen Booth. She subsequently studied journalism with Michael Pollan, before taking a detour into the kitchen at Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse. Samin lives in Berkeley, California.

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Architecture, Society and Me

Richard Rogers Richard Rogers is one of the pre-eminent architects of his generation, whose approach to buildings is infused with his love of life, strong sense of social justice, and his playful aesthetic sense. From the Pompidou Centre in Paris to the Lloyds Building in the City of London, and from his inspirational Maggie’s Centre for cancer sufferers to his Y:Cube housing for homeless young people, he has – by thinking his way from the outside in – turned what architecture can do inside out.

HARDBACK 7 September 2017 Hardback / £30.00 978 1 78211 693 6 Signed hardback / £30 978 1 78689 177 8 Ebook / £15.99 978 1 78211 694 3

A Place for All People is both the engaging and inspirational story of Richard Rogers’ life as an architect and simultaneously a book about creating a better society by creating better places to live. Ranging backwards and forwards over a long and creative life, and integrating relationships, projects, stories, collaborations and arguments with case studies, drawings and photographs A Place for All People is a dazzling and inspiring book as original as its author.

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A stunningly designed memoir with pictures by one of the world’s leading architects and urban thinkers ‘A towering genius’ Telegraph

Richard Rogers was born in Florence in 1933. He was educated in the UK and then at the Yale School of Architecture, where he met Norman Foster. Alongside his partners, he has been responsible for some of the most radical designs of the twentieth century, including the Pompidou Centre, the Millennium Dome, the Bordeaux Law Courts, Leadenhall Tower and Lloyd’s of London. He chaired the Urban Task Force, which pioneered the return to urban living in the UK, was chief architectural advisor to the Mayor of London, and has also advised the mayors of Barcelona and Paris. He is married to Ruth Rogers, chef and owner of the River Cafe in London. He was knighted in 1991 by Queen Elizabeth II, and made a life peer in 1996. He has been awarded the Légion d’Honneur, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal, and the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour.

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THE FORTUNATE BROTHER Donna Morrissey When a man is found stabbed and floating in the shallows of Deer Lake the small Newfoundland town of Hampton is swept up in a storm of suspicion and paranoia. Still grieving the loss of one of their own in an accident a year before, the troubled Now family are the first to be suspected of the killing. As the mystery around the murdered man unfolds, the lies spiral, the stakes rise, and the once idyllic town becomes a prison that no one can escape. Praise for the novels of Donna Morrissey: ‘Captivating’ Independent on Sunday ‘Breathtakingly beautiful . . . dazzlingly authentic . . . splendidly unique’ Alistair MacLeod ‘Reminiscent of Annie Proulx, the writing is poised, charged and tactile’ The Sunday Times

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Donna Morrissey is the award-winning author of five novels – Kit’s Law, Downhill Chance, Sylvanus Now, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, What They Wanted, and The Deception of Livvy Higgs – as well as the Gemini Award-winning screenplay Clothesline Patch. Morrissey grew up in The Beaches, a small fishing outport in Newfoundland, and now lives in Halifax, Canada.

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A rich and compelling novel about murder in a claustrophobic Newfoundland community, from internationallybestselling and award-winning novelist Donna Morrissey

DRAGON’S GREEN Worldquake Book 1

Scarlett Thomas ‘The most exciting debut in children’s fiction since Harry Potter’ Joanne Harris After the worldquake, magic is seeping into our world Effie Truelove has made a promise to keep her grandfather’s magical books safe from danger. Whatever it takes. But it’s not always easy when you’re a pupil at the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange.

PAPERBACK 7 September 2017 Ages 9–12 Paperback / £6.99 978 1 78211 704 9 Ebook / £5.59 978 1 78211 703 2

Together with her new school-friends, Maximilian, Wolf, Lexy and Raven, Effie must travel to the mysterious Otherworld, unlock the hidden meaning of an old book called Dragon’s Green, and brave the terrifying Diberi, a secret organisation with plans to destroy the entire universe. A magical, most dangerous adventure is about to begin . . .

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The first in a thrilling and magical new children’s series from the bestselling author of The End of Mr. Y

Scarlett Thomas has always loved stories, magic and mysterious places. She tried (and failed) to write her first novel when she was six. Since then she has successfully written lots of novels, but this is her first one for children. She lives near the sea in an old house full of books, and is a professor in the English department of the University of Kent.

The Worldquake series will continue with books 2 and 3 in 2018 and 2019.

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LOVING PABLO, HATING ESCOBAR Virginia Vallejo Virginia Vallejo: Top Colombian television journalist, cover model and socialite. Pablo Escobar: Head of the Medellín cartel, the founder of the global cocaine industry and one of the most ambitious - and brutal - criminals in history. Over the course of their tempestuous love affair, Vallejo witnessed first-hand the bloodshed, fear and corruption that accompanied the rise of Escobar’s crime empire. In this explosive tale of drugs, sex, wealth and violence, Vallejo describes the man she knew and loved. But, increasingly plagued by threats of kidnap and death for her knowledge on Escobar’s ties to the political establishment, Vallejo sought extradition to the United States. Her testimony would reopen one of the most important criminal cases in Colombian history.

TRADE PAPERBACK 7 September 2017 Trade paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 105 1 Ebook / £10.39 978 1 78689 056 6 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

Virginia Vallejo Garcia is a Colombian author, journalist and media personality, and a political asylee in the United States of America since 2010. From 1972 to 1994, she was one of the leading television and radio hosts in her native country. In 2006, with her life at risk, the United States took her out of Colombia to testify in high profile criminal cases. Her memoir became the #1 bestselling book in Spanish in the United States, and her story has inspired a string of documentaries, soap operas, television shows, and the upcoming film Escobar starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

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The shocking memoir of Virginia Vallejo, Pablo Escobar’s famous lover, which inspired Netflix’s Narcos and will soon be a major film starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem


An A to Z of Literary Remedies When read at the right moment, a novel can change your life. Bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin know the power of a good book, and have been prescribing each other literary remedies for all life’s aches and pains for decades. Together, they’ve compiled a medical handbook with a difference: a dictionary of literary cures for any malaise you can imagine. Whether it’s struggling to find a good cup of tea (Douglas Adams, two sugars) or being in need of a good cry (Thomas Hardy, plus tissues), as well as cures for all kinds of reading ailments - from being a compulsive book buyer to a tendency to give up halfway through a novel - Ella and Susan have the tonic for all ailments, great or small. Written with authority, passion and wit, The Novel Cure is an enchanting reminder of the power and pleasure of forgetting your troubles in a good book. HARDBACK 21 September 2017 The Novel Cure Hardback / £16.99 978 1 78689 104 4 Ebook / £7.99 978 0 85786 426 0

The Story Cure Hardback / £16.99 978 1 78211 529 8 Ebook / £7.99 978 1 78211 528 1

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Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin met as English Literature students at Cambridge University, where they began giving novels to each other whenever one of them seemed in need of a boost. Ella went on to study fine art and become a painter and art teacher. Susan became a novelist and journalist. In 2008 they set up a bibliotherapy service through The School of Life in London, and since then have been prescribing books either virtually or in person to clients all over the world. With four children, two husbands, various cats, dogs, mice and tortoises (some of them imaginary) between them, they created their first book, The Novel Cure, together in 2013, followed up by The Story Cure in 2016. thenovelcure.com


An A to Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise The stories that shape our children’s lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown‑ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life’s greatest pleasures. There’s a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it’s between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You’ll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo and Malorie Blackman, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession – from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.

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IF I COULD TELL YOU JUST ONE THING . . . Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice

Richard Reed Good advice can change your life. It can open your eyes, change your perspective, and alter your path. Shared wisdom joins generations, cultures and societies. From advice on business to relationships, creativity, spirituality and survival, in these pages you will find words of wisdom for when you need them the most. Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Ever since, it has been Richard’s habit, whenever he meets somebody he admires, to ask them for their best piece of advice. If they could tell him just one thing, what would it be?

Richard Reed studied geography at St. John’s College, Cambridge before starting a career in advertising. A few years later he and two friends left their jobs to found Innocent Drinks. Starting from a market stall, today Innocent produces more than a million smoothies a day and sells them in 17 countries across Europe. Reed is the founder of Art Everywhere and co-founder of the Innocent Foundation and JamJar Investments. He also presented the BBC Three series Be Your Own Boss. This is his first book.

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A collection of canny and creative advice from some of the world’s most successful and remarkable people

THE HIDDEN WAYS Alistair Moffat In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland – its Roman roads tramped by armies, its warpaths and pilgrim routes, drove roads and rail roads, turnpikes, flyways and sea‑roads – in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape. Alistair’s travels along the hidden ways reveal not only the searing beauty and magic of the Scottish landscape, but open up a new means of understanding our past: in retracing the forgotten paths, he charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland through the unremembered lives who have moved through it.

HARDBACK 5 October 2017 Hardback / £20 978 1 78689 101 3 Ebook / £15.99 978 1 78689 102 0

Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an award winning writer, historian and former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry of Scotland. alistairmoffat.co.uk

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The Hidden Ways wanders Scotland’s forgotten paths to tell an alternative history of Scotland and our place within its landscape

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THE STORY OF LOOKING Mark Cousins Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us. In The Story of Looking, filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour – in words and images – through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed through the centuries. From great works of art to tourist photographs, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and protest, propaganda and refusals to look, the false mirrors and great visionaries of looking, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see. Brilliant and eclectic, The Story of Looking is a photo album and an art gallery, a road movie and a visual grammar: once you’ve read it you’ll never see things the same way again.

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Mark Cousins is a Northern Irish author and filmmaker. His books include Watching. Real. People. Elsewhere. and The Story of Film. His films – such as I am Belfast, The First Movie, Atomic and The Story of Film: An Odyssey – have won a Peabody Award, the Prix Italia and the Stanley Kubrick Award, and have been shown in the MoMA in New York, at the Cannes film festival, and around the world. He is Honorary Professor of Film at the University of Glasgow. He lives in Edinburgh.

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Hardback / £25 978 1 78211 911 1 Ebook / £15.99 978 1 78211 912 8 Audio digital download / £25 978 1 78211 914 2

An investigation into the elements of looking, and a portrait of our culture, by the critically-acclaimed writer and filmmaker


Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Compiled by Shaun Usher More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. Discover Richard Burton’s farewell note to Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Keller’s letter to The New York Symphony Orchestra about ‘hearing’ their concert through her fingers, the final missives from a doomed Japan Airlines flight in 1985, David Bowie’s response to his first piece of fan mail from America and even Albus Dumbledore writing to a reader applying for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts. PAPERBACK 5 October 2017 Paperback / £17.99 978 1 78689 169 3 Ebook / £14.39 978 1 78211 455 0 Rights: WxEinUS

The follow-up to the phenomenal international bestseller, Letters of Note

‘Shaun Usher’s More Letters of Note mines the archives for more gems of the epistolary arts’ Guardian ‘The literary equivalent of a box of chocolates – pure addictive’ Sunday Times on Letters of Note ‘Like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure’ New Yorker on Letters of Note

Shaun Usher is a writer and sole custodian of the popular blogs lettersofnote.com and listsofnote.com. He has transformed both blogs into bestselling books, crowd-funded by Unbound and jointly published by Unbound and Canongate. He lives in Wilmslow with his wife Karina and their two sons. He is the author of the bestselling Letters of Note, More Letters of Note and Lists of Note. lettersofnote.com @LettersOfNote

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THE RUNAWAY SPECIES How Human Creativity Remakes the World

David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt What is creativity? How does it work? Why do we have it? And where is it taking us? In a time when the old ways of living are being torn up and remodelled, human civilisation is facing challenges that require all our ingenuity to address. In The Runaway Species, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt unravel the threads of the arts, neuroscience, evolution and technology which make up the tapestry of human creativity, leading us on a tour through the history of innovation from the moon landings to Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’. In doing so, Brandt and Eagleman offer a powerful examination of creativity, the strategies which stimulate it, and how it can be a driving force to propel us into the future. Through understanding our ability to innovate – our most profound, mysterious and deeply human capacity – we can rise to meet the challenge of remaking our constantly shifting world.

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A profound and powerful exploration of human creativity from the international bestselling author of The Brain and Incognito, named by The Times as ‘the hottest thing in neuroscience’

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University. His scientific research is published in journals from Science to Nature, and he is also the author of the internationally bestselling books Sum and Incognito. He is the writer and presenter of the companion BBC television series The Brain. @davideagleman

Anthony Brandt is an internationally acclaimed composer and an Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. His musical output includes two chamber operas and works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, dance, theatre, film, and television and sound and art installations. He is Artistic Director of the award-winning new music ensemble Musiqa, which has performed free educational concerts for over 50,000 students. He has co-authored two papers on music cognition and has organized three international conferences on music and the mind at Rice. anthonybrandt.net

The Brain 9781782116615 / £9.99 Incognito 9781782112464 / £9.99 Sum 9781847674272 / £9.99

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The A–Z of Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas ‘One of the biggest and most talented comedy stars the UK has ever produced’ Peter Capaldi Hello there. Sorry to bother you but I thought I’d let you know that I’ve written an autobiography. (Yes me, I done it, not a ghostwriter because I’m still scared of ghosts.)

The hilarious, moving, heart-warming memoir from one of Britain’s bestloved comedians and actors

The thing is, my book is a bit different to most memoirs you may have read, because it comes in the form of an A–Z.

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For instance, B is for Baldy! - which is what people used to shout at me in the playground (not much fun), G is for Gay (because I is a actual real life gay) and T is for the TARDIS (because I’m a companion in Doctor Who now, innit). You get the sort of thing.

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Throughout the book I talk about my life and also my work, including Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, Bridesmaids, Les Misérables, Alice in Wonderland and, of course, Shooting Stars. It hasn’t all been laughs, and I won’t shy away from being honest about the hard times – but I’ll save that for the book. Anyway I hope you buy it at least twice. Thank you.

Matt Lucas is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer. He started his comedy career in the early nineties, working with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer on The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and Shooting Stars, where he played giant baby George Dawes, but discovered major success with co-star David Walliams in Come Fly With Me and Little Britain, for which they won three BAFTAs and two International Emmy Awards. Matt received much praise for his roles on stage in Les Misérables and has since gone on to feature in many successful films and TV shows, including Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids, Paddington and now Doctor Who. @realmattlucas

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Hardback / £20 978 1 78689 086 3 Trade paperback / £14.99 978 1 78689 106 8 Ebook / £14.39 978 1 78689 107 5

Little Me

FATHER CHRISTMAS AND ME Matt Haig t isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday – even in July – and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when a very jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her new family and her fellow elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it’s too late . . . HARDBACK 12 October 2017 Ages 7+ Hardback / £12.99 978 1 78689 068 Signed hardback / £12.99 978 1 78689 179 2 Ebook / £9.59 978 1 78689 076 4

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The magical festive series from number one bestselling author Matt Haig continues! Featuring illustrations by Chris Mould

THE GIRL WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS Matt Haig hat does it take to believe in magic? It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper’s workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her. With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen and a man called Charles Dickens, the search for Amelia – and the secret of Christmas – begins . . . ‘A lovely, warm, enveloping seasonal read’ Guardian PAPERBACK 12 October 2017 Ages 7+ Paperback / £6.99 978 1 78211 860 2 Signed paperback / £6.99 978 1 78689 180 8 Ebook / £5.59 978 1 78211 858 9

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As well as being a number one bestselling writer for adults, Matt Haig has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal for his stories for children and young adults. Chris Mould went to art school at the age of sixteen. He has won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award and been commended by the Sheffield Children’s Book Award. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have had on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.

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Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your Own Life More Enjoyable

Margareta Magnusson Döstädning, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it’s sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help you stop misplacing your keys, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what’s important. Margareta Magnusson has death cleaned for herself and for many others. Radical and joyous, her guide is an invigorating, touching and surprising process that can help you or someone you love immeasurably, and offers the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way.

Margareta Magnusson was born in Gothenburg in Sweden one New Year’s Eve, somewhere between 80 and 100 years ago. She has worked for many years as an artist and has had her work exhibited as far as Singapore and Hong Kong. She has death cleaned many times, for herself and others.

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HARDBACK 19 October 2017 Hardback / £12.99 978 1 78689 108 2 Ebook / £10.39 978 1 78689 109 9 Rights: UKCWxC,AN,eEU

You embraced hygge and mastered konmari; now meet Döstädning, or death cleaning: the Scandinavian art of shedding unnecessary things to make our lives as joyful as possible, at any age

HEATHER, THE TOTALITY Matthew Weiner ‘This short novel of upper-crust anomie and class-divide obsession is a scorcher!!! It’s the classic noir construction: the short walk off the long ledge and the plummet to an indifferent Hell. Matthew Weiner demonically delivers the goods!!! Read this book in one gasping breath’ James Ellroy The Breakstone family arrange themselves around their daughter Heather, and the world seems to follow: beautiful, compassionate, entrancing, she is the greatest blessing in their lives of Manhattan luxury. But as Heather grows – and her empathy sharpens to a point, and her radiance attracts more and more dark interest – their perfect existence starts to fracture. Meanwhile a very different life, one raised in poverty and in violence, is beginning its own malign orbit around Heather. HARDBACK 31 October 2017 Hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 063 4 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 064 1 Audio digital download / £11.99 978 1 78689 075 7 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

The explosive debut novel – about family, power and privilege – from the creator of the awardwinning Mad Men

Matthew Weiner – the creator of Mad Men – has crafted an extraordinary first novel of incredible pull and menace. Heather, The Totality demonstrates perfectly his forensic eye for the human qualities that hold modern society together, and pull it apart. Simultaneous publication with Little, Brown in the US.

Matthew Weiner is the creator of Mad Men, and worked as executive producer, writer and director on the show, which is widely considered one of the greatest television series of all time. He has received nine Emmys for his work on Mad Men and The Sopranos. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, architect Linda Brettler, and their four sons.

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HARDBACK 16 November 2017 Hardback / £17.99 978 1 78689 047 4 Ebook / £14.39 978 1 78689 048 1


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This warm, funny and moving novel tells the story of the most famous man of the twentieth century

Princeton. New Jersey. 14th March 1954 ‘Albert Einstein speaking.’ ‘Who?’ asks the girl on the telephone. ‘I’m sorry,’ she says. ‘I have the wrong number.’ ‘You have the right number,’ Albert says. From a wrong number to a friendship that would impact both their lives, Albert Einstein Speaking begins with two unlikely companions – the world’s most respected scientist and a schoolgirl from New Jersey. It is the story of an incredible friendship, and of a remarkable life. From the son of an electrician in nineteenth-century Germany, Albert Einstein went on to become one of the twentieth century’s most influential scientists and the most famous face in the world. This riotous, charming and moving novel spans almost a century of European history and shines a light on the real man behind the myth.

R.J. Gadney is a writer, artist and academic. He was born in Cross Hills, Yorkshire in 1941. He studied English, Fine Art and Architecture at St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. In 1970 he became a part-time Tutor at the Royal College of Art and later became the youngest Pro-Rector in the history of the College. He has lectured at both Oxford and Cambridge universities, Harvard, MIT, at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Moscow. He has written several screenplays for television, written for The Spectator, the London Magazine and the Evening Standard and has authored several crime and thriller novels. He lives in London.


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THE COMFORT OF BLANKETS Peanuts for the Soul

Charles M. Schulz ‘Forget Wittgenstein and Sartre, the great 20th century philosopher was Snoopy’ Daily Mail ‘I grew up with Peanuts. But I never outgrew it . . . For decades, it was our own daily security blanket. That’s what makes Peanuts an American treasure’ Barack Obama The kids (and canines) of Peanuts know a thing or two about how tough life can be. But with a philosophical approach to the trials and tribulations of growing up – from not being able to talk to the girl you like, to having an idiot brother who won’t take your flawless advice – they’re never short of the small comforts, and the great wisdom, that can help us get by.

Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up in Saint Paul. He gained a reputation worldwide as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. He died in 2000.

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HARDBACK 2 November 2017 Hardback / £9.99 978 1 78689 069 6 Rights: UK,Ire,AN,SA

Self-help with a difference for fans of The Tao of Pooh: a delightful collection of wisdom on life’s little comforts, from the cast of Charles M. Schulz’s classic comic strips



Life Lessons from Lucy 978 1 78211 311 9 The Genius of Charlie Brown 978 1 78211 309 6 The Philosophy of Snoopy 978 1 78211 113 9 The Wisdom of Woodstock 978 1 78211 310 2 Life According to Linus 978 1 78211 371 3 The Predicaments of Peppermint Patty 978 1 78211 362 1

The Peanuts Guide to Happiness 978 1 78211 365 2 The Peanuts Guide to Love 978 1 78211 373 7 The Peanuts Guide to Christmas 978 1 78211 367 6 The Peanuts Guide to Brothers and Sisters 978 1 78211 369 0 The Peanuts Guide to Friendship 978 1 78211 375 1 all hardback, £7.99

The Bumper Book of Peanuts Paperback / £12.99 978 1 78211 944 9 How to be a Grrrl Paperback / £7.99 978 1 78211 361 4

THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Vol. 1: 1950–1952 Vol. 2: 1953–1954 Vol. 3: 1955–1956 Vol. 4: 1957–1958 Vol. 5: 1959–1960 Vol. 6: 1961–1962 Vol. 7: 1963–1964 Vol. 8: 1965–1966 Vol. 9: 1967–1968 Vol. 10: 1969–1970 Vol. 11: 1971–1912 Vol. 12: 1973–1974 Vol. 13: 1975–1976

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Vol. 14: 1977–1978 978 1 78211 100 9 Vol. 15: 1979–1980 978 1 78211 101 6 Vol. 16: 1981–1982 978 1 78211 102 3 Vol. 17: 1983–1984 978 1 78211 510 6 Vol. 18: 1985–1986 978 1 78211 515 1 Vol. 19: 1987–1988 978 1 78211 516 8 Vol. 20: 1989–1990 978 1 78211 517 5 Vol. 21: 1991–1992 978 1 78211 518 2 Vol. 22: 1993–1994 978 1 78211 519 9 Vol. 23: 1995–1996 978 1 78211 520 5 Vol. 24: 1997–1998 978 1 78211 521 2 Vol. 25: 1999–2000 978 1 78211 522 9 Vol. 26: 1950–2000 978 1 78211 973 9 all hardback, £16.99

COMING TO THE CANONS AUTUMN 2017 The Canons are books without boundaries. Some are classics already, the rest will be soon.

UNDER THE SKIN Michel Faber ‘Profound and disturbing . . . Faber writes superbly’ Sunday Times 6 July 2017



‘An absolute original’ Guardian 3 August 2017

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‘She can evoke a state of mind as gracefully as she evokes a landscape . . . A book for all writers or would-be writers’ Hilary Mantel 5 October 2017



The celebrated debut short story collection from the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 6 July 2017

‘Poetic, gently eccentric and deeply poignant’ The Times 3 August 2017

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‘The first great 21st-century Irish novel’ Irish Times 6 July 2017

‘Brautigan is a folk-artist, a master storyteller’ Sarah Hall 3 August 2017

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‘Brilliant . . . Go on. Start walking. Get lost. Who knows what you’ll find’ Guardian 6 July 2017 Paperback / 978 1 78689 051 1 / £8.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 660 3 / £7.19 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU,neH

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‘Full of light and hope’ Daily Mail 7 September 2017 Paperback / 978 1 78211 945 6 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 78211 910 4 / £7.99 Rights: W

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TO THE RIVER Olivia Laing

’A gentle, wise and riddling book’ Robert Macfarlane 5 October 2017 Paperback / 978 1 78689 158 7 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 0 85786 065 1 / £7.99 Rights: W

SHIPWRECKS Akira Yoshimura

An evocative historical novel with a sting in the tail, Shipwrecks is a Japanese classic 2 November 2017 Paperback / 978 1 78689 053 5 / £8.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 722 8 / £7.19 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU,neH

THE CANONS Nelson Algren Niccolò Ammaniti Kevin Barry John Berger & Jean Mohr Stanley Booth Richard Brautigan Richard Brautigan Richard Brautigan Richard Brautigan Richard Brautigan Richard Brautigan Richard Brautigan Charles Bukowski A.S. Byatt Nick Cave Kate Chopin Jennifer Clement Gil Courtemanche Annie Dillard Annie Dillard Jim Dodge Jim Dodge Fyodor Dostoyevsky David Eagleman Michel Faber Michel Faber Michel Faber John Fante Alasdair Gray Knut Hamsun Richard Holloway Lewis Hyde Lewis Hyde Robin Jenkins James Joyce Miranda July Ismail Kadare Olivia Laing Olivia Laing Mike McCormack Mike McCormack William McIlvanney Rebecca Miller John Muir Kent Nerburn Barack Obama Caradog Prichard Philip Pullman Albert Sánchez Piñol Charles M. Schulz Gil Scott-Heron Nan Shepherd Nan Shepherd David Simon Lemn Sissay Ali Smith Rebecca Solnit Rebecca Solnit Muriel Spark Muriel Spark Muriel Spark Muriel Spark Muriel Spark Antonio Tabucchi David Thomson David Wojnarowicz Virginia Woolf Akira Yoshimura

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THE HUMANS Matt Haig 9780857868787 £8.99 THE LONELY CITY Olivia Laing 9781782111252 / £9.99

HIMSELF Jess Kidd 9781782118480 / £7.99

THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL Yann Martel 9781782114741 / £8.99

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THE OUTRUN Amy Liptrot 9781782115489 / £8.99 THE BRAIN David Eagleman 9781782116615 / £9.99

REASONS TO STAY ALIVE Matt Haig 9781782116820 / £8.99

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Anna Frame Head of Publicity Becca Nice Press Officer

Cristian Juncu Str. Floarea-Soarelui, nr. 45 Complex Rezidential SUNFLOWER Vila 8, VOLUNTARI Jud. ILFOV, ROMANIA 077190

(61 2) 8425 0100 MirandaV@allenandunwin.com

Kent, Essex & East London

01732 746 093 Fax 01732 746 096 jashton@ashtoninternational.com


Mel Tyrrell Jen.Wallace@canongate.co.uk

Charlotte Brady Sales Support Assistant

0207 465 7575 arjumand.s@faber.co.uk

Central & Eastern Europe

Sue Jackson

Jane Pike Key Account Manager

Far East (excluding Mongolia, France, Austria)

0207 467 0840

Neal Price Sales Director

+91 (124) 4785600 msatti@randomhouse.co.in

Scotland & North East England



07966 057076 BridgetL@faber.co.uk

Southern Europe (Germany,

0131 557 5111

Jenny Todd Publisher

Bridget Lane Faber and Faber Limited Bloomsbury House 74–77 Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DA

Morné Bam Penguin Random House South Africa Block D, Rosebank Office Park 181 Jan Smuts Avenue Parktown North Gauteng, 2193 South Africa

416-934-9900 info@pgcbooks.ca

Latin America & Caribbean

James Papworth Publishers’ Consultancy and Sales Representation Itsabook 20 Monro Drive, Guildford GU2 9PS 0802848778 papworthjames@gmail.com

+27 (0)11 3 27 35 50 Fax +27 (0)11 3 27 36 60 MBam@penguinrandomhouse.co.za

East & West Africa Ireland

Repforce Ireland Ltd. 7 Seapoint Terrace Irishtown, Dublin 4 +353 1 634 9924 info@repforce.ie

Anita Zih A-Z Africa Book Services 105b Prins Mauritssingel 3043 PE Rotterdam, The Netherlands +31 (10) 415-4250 Fax +31 (10) 415 1128 anita.zih@azabs.nl

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