REASONS TO STAY ALIVE MATT HAIG
The most talked about memoir of 2015 – now in paperback Aged 24, Matt Haig’s world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. ‘Maybe the most important book I’ve read this year’ Simon Mayo Matt Haig is the author of five novels, including the bestselling The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. His works have been translated into over twenty languages, and he has also written award-winning books for children. He lives in Brighton.
‘Warm and engaging, and shot through with humour’ Sunday Times
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THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF EGYPT ALAA AL ASWANY
From the bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building comes a novel bursting at the seams with exuberant Egyptian life An absorbing and epic tale of Cairo as seen through the eyes of the Gaafar family. In The Automobile Club of Egypt two very different worlds collide – Cairo’s European elite and the Egyptian staff. When tragedy befalls the Gaafars, they are drawn into the turbulent politics of the club. As Egypt’s social upheaval begins to subsume both servants and masters, Egyptians inside and outside of the Automobile Club will all face a stark choice. ‘Alaa Al Aswany’s writing has been translated into 29 languages and published in over 100 countries. His first novel The Yacoubian Building sold over a million copies worldwide. He lives in Egypt.
‘Among the best writers in the Middle East today… Al Aswany has his own magic’ Guardian
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THE OUTRUN AMY LIPTROT
A remarkable memoir introducing a significant new voice in nature writing – for fans of Helen Macdonald and Rebecca Solnit When Amy Liptrot’s drinking spirals out of control, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Spending early mornings swimming, the days tracking Orkney’s wildlife and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey towards recovery from addiction. A beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the wind and the moon to restore life and renew hope. ‘Amy Liptrot has worked as a journalist, an artist’s model and in a shellfish factory. The Outrun, her first book, emerged from her Caught by the River column.
‘Luminous, life-affirming . . . I’ll be pressing it into people’s hands for years to come’ Olivia Laing
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THE CONFIDENCE GAME
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CON AND WHY WE FALL FOR IT EVERY TIME
A fascinating investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of the con artist by a New York Times bestselling psychologist Con men are artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. They hold a deep fascination for us. But how do they do it? Exploring the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the confidence game, the profile of the con artist and his mark, and telling stories of the most seductive imposters in history, Maria Konnikova reveals why we believe in confidence artists and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us. Maria Konnikova is an established voice in pop psychology, writing for The New Yorker and Slate among other major publications. Her first book Mastermind was a New York Times bestseller.
‘A delightful tour of the science of memory, creativity and reasoning’ Steven Pinker on Mastermind
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GUN BABY GUN
A BLOODY JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF THE GUN
Shortlisted for the CWA non-fiction dagger There are almost one billion guns across the globe today - more than ever before. Every minute of every day, someone somewhere is shot. Gun Baby Gun is a hard-hitting and urgent investigation into the gun’s lifespan, into our hugely complex relationship with firearms and their undeniable, long-reaching and often hidden impact. Along the way, award-winning journalist Iain Overton unearths some stark truths about the everyday human cost of gun crime. ‘Brilliant’ Jon Snow ‘Iain Overton is Director of Investigations at Action on Armed Violence and an award-winning investigative journalist who has worked in over eighty countries around the world. This is his first book.
‘A gripping book that’s as disturbing as it is enlightening’ GQ
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THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL YANN MARTEL
The new novel from the Booker Prizewinning author of Life of Pi Yann Martel’s new novel, The High Mountains of Portugal, is an uncommon adventure story that takes us from Africa in the 1600s, through Portugal at the turn of the 20th century, to the USA of the 1980s and reminds us that it is our ability to weave remarkable stories that makes us, and keeps us, human. Tender, heartfelt, clear-eyed and frequently hilarious, with The High Mountains of Portugal Yann Martel will once again charm the millions of fans who fell for Life of Pi. Yann Martel is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was translated into thirty-eight languages. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan
‘Martel is incapable of writing a dull sentence’
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2nd February 2016
Raw and romantic, On Love captures one of our funniest, fiercest, and most daring writers on a subject that touches all of our lives
Charles Bukowski was a man of intensely felt passions. In On Love, we see Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire, as well as its exaltations. Whether writing about his daughter, his lover, or his work, Bukowski is fiercely honest and reflective, using love as a prism to look at the world and to view his own vulnerable place in it. ‘My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the bough,’ he writes. ‘As the same cat crouches.’ Memorably moving and, at times, hilarious, On Love reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting. Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet.
‘A laureate of American low life’ Time ‘He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels’ Leonard Cohen
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4th February 2016
THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON TASHA KAVANAGH
‘Genuinely chilling, this is one of the best books I’ve read this year’ Independent This dark and utterly addictive debut thriller with the most unreliable and obsessive teenage protagonist you’ll have encountered in years is the perfect word-of-mouth read. ‘It grips from the very beginning’ Daily Mail ‘This is a novel you read half covering your eyes, willing it not to venture where you fear it might. But of course it does, with great panache’ Guardian ‘Could be the next Gone Girl success story’
Tasha Kavanagh worked in film editing for ten years, on features including Twelve Monkeys, Seven Years in Tibet and The Talented Mr Ripley. Things We Have in Common is her first novel.
‘Unsettling, deeply moving and very, very readable. I loved it’ Nathan Filer
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4th February 2016
A JOURNEY INTO THE SCIENCE OF MIND OVER BODY
A scientific and accessible investigation into the science of mind-body medicine to understand the role the mind plays in our health The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that can instil false hope. By taking a scientific approach to understanding how our mental state influences our physiology, can we finally live in tune with our bodies based on concrete evidence? Jo Marchant delves deep into the latest scientific research and asks how the mind might keep us free from disease, taking us on a remarkable journey on what it means to be human.
Award-winning science journalist Dr Jo Marchant has a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London.
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18th February 2016
MY MOTHER’S STORY
This vivid, intimate, narrative memoir celebrates the life of bestselling and award-winning novelist Kate Grenville’s mother One Life is the story of Kate Grenville’s mother Nance Russell, whose life spanned a century of tumult and change. In an act of great imaginative sympathy, her daughter has drawn on the fragments of memoir Nance left, to create an intimate account of the patterns in her mother’s life. A sensitive and striking portrait of the power of mother and daughter bonds, One Life is a deeply moving homage, a testament to the incredible lifelong influence one mother has had on her daughter. Kate Grenville’s bestselling novel The Secret River received the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The Idea of Perfection won the Orange Prize.
‘Clear, authentic and utterly engaging . . . it is as successful as it is authentic’
Independent on Sunday
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25th February 2016
GILLIAN SLOVO House of Cards meets Homeland in this powerful and unputdownable thriller
It’s 4am and dawn is about to break over the Lovelace estate. Cathy Mason drags herself out of bed as temperatures reach the 30s. Home Secretary Peter Whiteley gulps tea before heading to Parliament, whilst his new Police Chief, Joshua Wares, begins his first day with a run. All three will have reasons to recollect this morning as their lives collide over ten days they will never forget. Research for Gillian Slovo’s play The Riots inspired Ten Days. Her novel Ice Road was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She was President of English PEN from 2010 to 2013 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
‘Extraordinary – a page-turner thick with greed, ambition, love and secrets, and simultaneously an incisive portrayal of power and powerlessness in today’s Britain’ Kamila Shamsie
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THE SICK BAG SONG NICK CAVE
Somewhere between The Waste Land and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , Nick Cave’s new book is a hellhound road trip into the American soul The Sick Bag Song is an exploration of love, inspiration and memory. It began life scribbled on airline sick bags during Cave’s 22-city journey around North America in 2014. It soon grew into a restless full length contemporary epic. Spurred by encounters with modern day North America, and racked by romantic longing and exhaustion, Cave teases out the significant moments, the people, the books and the music that have influenced and inspired him, and drops them into his sick bag. The lead singer of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Nick Cave has been performing music for more than 30 years. His debut novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, was published in 1989 and was followed by the internationally bestselling The Death of Bunny Munro in 2009.
‘About as rock’n’roll as you can get . . . [The Sick Bag Song] is shot through with fantasy, fiction, apocalyptic musings and tall stories’ Sunday Times
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SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES CAITLIN DOUGHTY
The critically acclaimed account of Caitlin Doughty’s first year working on the funerary frontlines ‘A zingy, fresh and important book about death . . . This book might change your life’
‘Doughty is a convincing and impassioned advocate for changes in our cultural attitudes towards death. There’s much to enjoy in this thoughtful, unflinching and highly entertaining memoir’ Guardian ‘Compassionate, unblinking and very, very funny’ Meg Rosoff ‘Eye-opening . . . occasionally haunting, always insightful’ David Eagleman Caitlin Doughty is a licensed funeral director and the creator of the Ask a Mortician YouTube series. She founded the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death and co-founded Death Salon.
‘Important and timely’
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3rd March 2016
GODS OF THE MORNING
A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF A HIGHLAND YEAR JOHN LISTER-KAYE
A lyrical celebration of the British countryside from one of our best known nature writers ‘I love this book . . . No one writes more movingly, or with such transporting poetic skill, about encounters with wild creatures. Its pages course with sympathy, humility, and wisdom’ Helen Macdonald ‘Exquisitely observed and deeply evocative . . . A joyful affirmation of the changing seasons and the wonders of wildlife. John Lister-Kaye is a national treasure’ Patrick Barkham ‘A rich treasury of secrets stolen from the highlands’ Chris Packham Sir John Lister-Kaye was awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to nature conservation. He runs the world-famous Aigas Field Centre in the Scottish Highlands.
‘Compelling . . . a tour de force of forensic observation and imaginative reconstruction’ Mark Cocker
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3rd March 2016
THE LONELY CITY OLIVIA LAING
A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city from the critically acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring When Olivia Laing moved to New York in her midthirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Fascinated by the experience, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art – from Edward Hopper to Andy Warhol, from David Wojnarowicz to Henry Darger. The Lonely City is a stunning mix of cultural history, memoir and psycho-geography, at once humane, provocative and deeply moving. Olivia Laing is currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. To The River won the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year and The Trip to Echo Spring was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Gordon Burn Prize.
‘Beautiful . . . knowledgeable yet intimate. She can evoke a state of mind as gracefully as she evokes a landscape’ Hilary Mantel on The Trip to Echo Spring
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3rd March 2016
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? ALAN LIGHT
Inspired by the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? is an intimate and vivid portrait of the legendary Nina Simone What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, audio recordings and interviews (including Simone’s remarkable private diaries), this nuanced examination of her life harnesses the singular voice of Miss Simone herself. Incorporating candid reflections from those who knew her best, including her only daughter, music journalist Alan Light brings us face to face with a legend, examining the very public persona and very private struggles of one of our greatest artists. A veteran music journalist, Alan Light is the author of The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" and Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain. Light was previously the editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin and a senior writer for Rolling Stone. He is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times.
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THE DEFINING DECADE MEG JAY
Why thirty is not the new twenty – Meg Jay is a phenomenon with over 7.5 million views on TED Talks For clinical psychologist Dr Meg Jay, twenty-somethings have so far been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialised what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood. She shows us how work, relationships, social networks and even the brain can change more during this time than at any other point in adulthood – if we use the time wisely. This is about making the most of the years we cannot afford to miss. Dr Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist who specialises in adult development, especially twentysomethings. She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.
‘The Defining Decade is the book twentysomethings have been waiting for’ Rachel Simmons, The Good Girl
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THE ABUNDANCE ANNIE DILLARD
A stunning new collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winner, with an introduction by Geoff Dyer ‘Dillard opens our eyes to the world and to new ways of articulating what we see’ Geoff Dyer Intense, vivid, at once precise in language and deeply meditative in spirit, Annie Dillard illuminates the seemingly ordinary moments of life with her unique wit, impish spirit, boundless curiosity and fierce, undeniably singular voice. From a sublime lunar eclipse to a moth consumed in a candle flame, Dillard’s wide-eyed awe at the fragility and beauty of the natural world rejuvenates and inspires wonder, pleasure and heartache. Annie Dillard is a much-celebrated poet, novelist, nature writer and author of ten books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
‘Dillard’s prose is spirited and gale-force’ Robert Macfarlane
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7th April 2016
AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD | HOLY THE FIRM | TEACHING A STONE TO TALK ANNIE DILLARD
Available for the first time in the UK as ebooks, two highly celebrated collections and a childhood memoir ‘A book of great richness, beauty and power . . . A rare and precious book’ New York Times Book Review on Holy the Firm ‘Dillard transcends all other writers of our day in all the simple, intimate and beautiful ways of the natural master’ Buckminster Fuller on Teaching a Stone to Talk ‘Loving and lyrical, nostalgic without being wistful, this is a book about the capacity for joy’ Los Angeles Times on An American Childhood ‘Annie Dillard has always been at her best when considering death; the contemplation of mortality gives her writing an extraordinarily fierce and burnished quality’ Olivia Laing
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GET IN TROUBLE KELLY LINK
‘A brilliant, giddying read’ Sarah Waters Fantastic, fantastical and utterly incomparable, Kelly Link’s new collection explores everything from the essence of ghosts to the nature of love. And hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the pyramids . . . Strange, dark and wry, Get in Trouble reveals Kelly Link at the height of her creative powers and stretches the boundaries of what fiction can do.
Kelly Link is the author of Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners and Pretty Monsters, a collection for young adults. She edited the anthology Trampoline, co-edits the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and co-runs Small Beer Press. Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
‘Welcome to the fabulous mind of Kelly Link . . . Get in Trouble is just as brilliant as her last’ The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice)
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7th April 2016
DAVID EAGLEMAN A thrilling journey into understanding how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are “you”? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? A whistle-stop tour into the inner cosmos, this is the incredible story of how the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and identity.
‘The hottest thing in neuroscience’
Dr David Eagleman is a neuroscientist who specializes in brain plasticity, time perception, synesthesia, and the intersection of science with social policy. He is the author of the bestseller Sum and Incognito.
‘Eagleman is a true original’
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7th April 2016
THE BONES OF GRACE TAHMIMA ANAM
The much-anticipated new novel by one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists The Bones of Grace is an epic love story, and an epic story of love. It follows the thwarted passions of Zubaida Bashir for Elijah Strong, a man from whom she cannot bear to be separated and yet Zu cannot face the consequences of what a life together would mean. Zu comes to discover how love bends and distracts but ultimately forges the very people we are. She also discovers who she wishes to be, and she learns that in knowing her own story, and the story of those who have loved her, she can love herself. Tahmima Anam’s work has been shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Costa First Novel Award. She was also longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2011
‘Anam’s prose is glowing and graceful’
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5th May 2016
MIND OVER MONEY
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MONEY AND HOW TO USE IT BETTER CLAUDIA HAMMOND A book about the psychological impact that money has on us, by Radio 4’s voice of psychology We know we need money, and we often want more of it, but we don’t always think about the way it affects our minds and our emotions, skews our perceptions and even changes the way we behave. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology and biology, Claudia Hammond explores our relationship with money and draws an anatomy of the power it holds over us. She also reveals some extraordinary tools for making better decisions about the ways we use it. Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and psychology lecturer. She is the voice of psychology on BBC Radio 4 and her book Time Warped won the 2013 British Psychological Society Book Award for popular science.
‘With an engaging, light touch, Hammond describes the ingenious experiments psychologists have devised to explore how our brains construct – and warp – time’ New Scientist on Time Warped
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A NOTABLE WOMAN
THE ROMANTIC JOURNALS OF JEAN LUCEY PRATT EDITED BY SIMON GARFIELD
‘Extraordinary. Timeless, funny and utterly absorbing’ Hilary Mantel In the 1920s, fifteen-year-old Jean started a journal that she would keep for the rest of her life. She wrote about anything that amused, inspired or troubled her, laying bare her life with honesty and humour. Throughout the Second World War and beyond, she documented the hopes and fears of a nation, and the shifting role of women in society. A slice of British history, Jean’s diaries are a revealing chronicle of life in the twentieth century. Jean Lucey Pratt was born in 1909 and kept track of her life in the most lyrical of ways until just a few days before her death in 1986. Simon Garfield is the author or editor of seventeen books including To the Letter, On the Map and Just My Type.
‘What a find! Jean’s voice sings across the decades, fresh and vivid’ Deborah Moggach
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5th May 2016
ENDGAME AHMET ALTAN
Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey’s most significant writers, after Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak In Endgame we are led by a highly untrustworthy narrator and find ourselves pulled into a world of desire, ambition and death. On page one we learn that he has killed someone. What we don’t know is who. Like a detective story turned on its head, Endgame is sensual, compelling and laced with a dreamlike logic reminiscent of Paul Auster. This is one of the most exciting international voices to have emerged in years. Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey’s most significant authors and journalists whose books have sold over 1.5m copies and been translated into many languages. Alexander Dawe was born in New York and now lives and works in Istanbul.
‘A deeply compelling and immersive narrative about love, desire, loneliness and landscape. Ahmet Altan is one of the foremost voices in Turkish literature and has much to say to the world’ Elif Shafak
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5th May 2016
THE SEED COLLECTORS SCARLETT THOMAS
I have no idea why everyone thinks nature is so benign and glorious and wonderful. All nature is trying to do is kill us as efficiently as possible A complex and fiercely contemporary tale of inheritance, enlightenment, life, death, desire and family trees, The Seed Collectors is the most important novel yet from one of the world’s most daring and brilliant writers. As Henry James said of George Eliot’s Middlemarch, The Seed Collectors is a ‘treasurehouse of detail’ revealing all that it means to be connected, to be part of a society, to be part of the universe and to be human. Scarlett Thomas’s other novels include The End of Mr.Y, which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.
‘Scarlett Thomas is one of my favourite writers ever and The Seed Collectors might be her best yet . . . Barbed, casually genius, philosophical and intensely readable. A joy’ Matt Haig
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5th May 2016
THE END OF MR. Y
A reissue of the cult classic, Orange-longlisted novel. The End of Mr. Y has sold over 190,000 copies to date
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When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of The End of Mr. Y in a second-hand bookshop, she can’t believe her eyes. She knows enough about its author, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, to know that copies are exceedingly rare. And, some say, cursed. With Mr. Y under her arm, Ariel finds herself thrust into a thrilling adventure of love, sex, death and time-travel.
POPCO A reissue of the brilliant, mind-melting adventure. Canongate’s previous edition of PopCo has sold over 40,000 copies to date
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Alice Butler has been receiving some odd messages - all anonymous, all written in code. The solution, she is sure, will involve the code-breaking skills she learned from her grandparents and the key she’s been wearing round her neck since she was ten. PopCo is a grown-up adventure of family secrets, puzzles, big business and the power of numbers. 5th May 2016
ABOVE THE WATERFALL RON RASH
‘A writer’s writer who writes for others’ Colum McCann Sheriff Les Clary is just three weeks from retirement. He will no longer have to contend with the ravages of crystal meth, or the small duplicities he has undertaken to make life in his Appalachian town function. But before he ends his working life he tells the story of his relationship with Becky Shtyle, the park ranger – a tale of broken promises and finding solace in the lyrical beauty of nature. Echoing the poetic quality of William Faulkner this novel demonstrates once again Ron Rash’s prodigious talent. Ron Rash is an award-winning poet, short-story writer and novelist. Also a New York Times bestseller and 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist, he lives in the Appalachian Mountains.
‘One of the great American writers at work today’
New York Times
‘Magnificent is suddenly too small a word’
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MY OLD MAN
EDITED BY TED KESSLER A poignant collection of paternal experiences, with contributions from celebrities and journalists The stories we have about our dads stay with us forever. If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say? A star-studded list of contributors open up – many for the first time – about their paternal experiences. Whether they are heart-rending and tragic, expressions of joyful love or a quick snapshot of a life, these beautifully written pieces are all deeply personal. My Old Man is as universal as it is powerful, offering a unique opportunity to reflect on our own relationships with our dads. Ted Kessler is features editor for Q Magazine and has written for the Observer magazine, New Statesman and NME, turning in over fifty cover stories during the magazine’s Britpop heyday.
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26th May 2016
THE RETURN OF THE ENLIGHTENED ONE KARL PILKINGTON The brand new book from the millioncopy bestselling television star Karl is back on the road once again looking for answers to some of life’s big questions. In his inimitable style, he tackles the juicy subjects of health, art, values, identity and pollution. Will his travels around the world reveal the meaning of life? Find out in this hilarious new book. Karl Pilkington is the author of six bestselling books including the official tie-in to Sky 1’s An Idiot Abroad, The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning of Life.
‘The funniest man on the planet’
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TADUNO’S SONG ODAFE ATOGUN
A Kafkaesque Nigerian tale by an utterly fresh new writer When African singer Taduno returns from political exile to the country of his birth, he finds that the dictatorship’s efforts to erase all trace of him have been so successful that he has been forgotten, even by his closest friends and neighbours. But one man remembers: the country’s dictator. And upon his return home Taduno discovers its leader has imprisoned the woman he loves and will murder her unless he performs in support of the regime. Taduno must make an impossible choice: fight the power or save the woman he loves. Taduno’s Song is about sacrifice, love and redemption.
Odafe Atogun was born in Nigeria, in the town of Lokoja, where the Rivers Niger and Benue meet. Now a full-time writer, he is married and lives in Abuja.
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FEAR OF DYING ERICA JONG
Fear of Dying - the event novel of 2015 is now available in paperback ‘A hymn to love’ Fay Weldon ‘It’s going to happen to all of us and yet talking about it seems taboo. Just as she once ripped the lace modesty vest off sex, Erica Jong has now exposed death in all its immodesty’ Shirley Conran ‘I loved Fear of Dying . . . Irreverent, funny, tender and very wise and it made me feel more alive’ Rachel Joyce Erica Jong is best known for Fear of Flying (27 million copies sold). Her work has appeared all over the world.
‘‘The perfect spirited, funny bookend to Fear of Flying . . . I loved it!’ Susan Cheever
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AN UNCOMFORTABLE BOOK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
From the author of the 2.5 million-copy-bestseller
Do you believe in monogamy? Neil Strauss didn’t. That is, until he met the woman who forced him to ask the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day: • Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life? • Do alternatives to monogamy lead to better relationships and greater happiness? • Can you keep passion and romance from fading over time? Strauss set out on a quest for answers. What he discovered changed everything he knew about love, sex, relationships and, ultimately, himself. Neil Strauss is the author of the international bestsellers The Game, Rules of The Game, Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead and Emergency. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.
‘The guy who wrote The Game and lived The Game searches for love and learns that it’s way, way harder. And funnier’ Time
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THE GAME NEIL STRAUSS
This is a true story. It really happened. The Game, which has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide since its publication in 2005, recounts the incredible adventures of an everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women. But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed (he uses his techniques on Britney Spears, receives life coaching from Tom Cruise, moves into a mansion with Courtney Love and is officially voted the World's Number One Pickup Artist) he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.
Neil Strauss is the author of the international bestsellers The Game, Rules of The Game, Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, Emergency and The Truth. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.
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TOAST ON TOAST STEVEN TOAST
Welcome to the world of Steven Toast, and be inspired by this genius who happens to boast the most luxuriant quiff-and-tache combo in showbiz Toast on Toast is the must-have book for all budding actors - and non-actors too. In this part memoir, part ‘how to act’ manual, Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences to reveal the secrets of his success. He discloses how to nail a professional voiceover and reveals the often ruthless struggle for ‘top billing’. The end result is a book that will inspire and educate anyone who wants to tread the floorboards. Matt Berry is a writer, actor, comedian and musician. He co-writes and stars as Steven Toast in Channel 4's cult comedy show Toast of London and is known for appearing in The IT Crow, House of Fools, The Mighty Boosh and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Arthur Mathews is an Irish comedy writer and actor, who is best known for Father Ted, which he co-wrote with Graham Linehan. He has also contributed to The Fast Show, Harry Enfield and Chums and has co-written Toast of London with Matt Berry. Released as Paperback| £8.99 | 9 781 782117513 Ebook | £8.49 | 9 781 782117506 Rights Held World
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THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS JOHN WRAY
From the author of the critically acclaimed Lowboy comes a much-anticipated new novel about time travel, family secrets, and the madness of the twentieth century The Lost Time Accidents takes us from turn-ofthe-century Viennese salons buzzing with rumours about Einstein’s radical new theory to the death camps of World War Two, from the golden age of post-war pulp science fiction to a startling discovery in a Manhattan apartment packed to the ceiling with artefacts of modern life. ‘One of our most astonishing and relevant young writers’ Esquire John Wray is the author of The Right Hand of Sleep, which won a Whiting Writers’ Award, and Canaan’s Tongue. He was chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists in 2007. Born in 1971, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
‘John Wray is the next wave of American fiction’ Jonathan Lethem
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EXPERIENCES FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Geoff Dyer is back on the road Taking the form of ten journeys, White Sands is an exploration of why we travel from perhaps Britain’s greatest globetrotter. Episodic, wideranging, funny and smart, it marks a return to the subject of Dyer’s most successful backlist book, Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It, albeit with the wisdom of age. In his trademark style he blends travel writing, essay, criticism, and fiction, with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. Like De Botton’s On Travel and Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost, this is a book for armchair travellers and slacker philosophers everywhere. Geoff Dyer is the multi-award winning author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as nine non-fiction books. He lives in London.
‘Quite possibly the best living writer in Britain’
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THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1999-2000: VOLUME 25
CHARLES M. SCHULZ The final volume in this collectible and much loved series In the final year of the defining comic strip of the 20th century, Rerun takes centre stage and cements himself as the last great Peanuts character – when he embarks on a career as an underground comic book artist! This volume also features the complete Li’l Folks, Schulz’s weekly one-panel comic for his hometown paper that was a precursor to Peanuts. Charles M. Schulz gained a reputation worldwide as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. He died in 2000.
‘The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated’ Umberto Eco
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THE PEANUTS GUIDES
7th January 2016
The final four titles in Canongate’s Peanuts Guide to Life series In The Peanuts Guide to Brothers and Sisters the gang celebrate siblings, from Charlie Brown helping his sister Sally with her homework to Linus learning to deal with a big sister who is always in charge. In The Peanuts Guide to Friendship Linus shows that man’s best friend is perhaps his blanket and Lucy teaches us that a little friendly criticism can go a long way.
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Peppermint Patty, the forthright little tomboy who is always falling asleep in class and Linus, the well-meaning little boy with his security blanket, offer their wisdom on life in these two Peanuts gift books. Charles M. Schulz gained a reputation worldwide as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. He died in 2000.
‘I became obsessed . . . It’s hilarious. We all went to school with a Lucy, or a Linus’ Jude Law
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THE CANONS Our canons batter at the boundaries to create conversation about what makes a classic. We’re breathing fresh life into the books we love and in the process asking what makes a masterpiece. Here’s our latest collection…
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