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CANONGATE from July to December 2019


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. twitter @canongatebooks email canongate.co.uk/newsletter


NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER Kevin Barry ‘It’s a Kevin Barry novel, so the brilliance is expected; everything else is a brilliant surprise’ Roddy Doyle It’s late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost, a daughter has gone missing, their world has come asunder – can it be put together again? Night Boat to Tangier is a novel drenched in sex and death and narcotics, in sudden violence and old magic, but it is obsessed, above all, with the mysteries of love. A tragicomic masterwork from a multi-award-winning writer, Night Boat to Tangier is both mordant and hilarious, lyrical yet laden with menace. HARDBACK 20 June 2019 Demy hardback / £14.99 978 1 78211 617 2 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78211 619 6 Audio download / £20.99 978 1 78689 809 8 Rights: UKCWxC,eEU

The new novel, drenched in sex, death and narcotics, in sudden violence, old magic and the mysteries of love, from the winner of the IMPAC Award and the Goldsmiths Prize

‘A bloody mighty novel . . . May he keep twisting literature forever’ Lisa McInerney

Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and City of Bohane and two short story collections. He was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2007 and won the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize in 2012. For City of Bohane he won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the European Prize for Literature and the Authors’ Club First Novel Prize, and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Irish Book Awards. His second novel Beatlebone was the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.

Beatlebone 9781782116165 / £8.99 There Are Little Kingdoms 9781786890177 / £8.99

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A PRIMER FOR FORGETTING Getting Past the Past

Lewis Hyde We live in a culture that prizes memory – how much we can store, the quality of what’s preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear, but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and forgiveness? A Primer for Forgetting is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography and social criticism. It forges a new ‘history of forgetfulness’ by assembling fragments of art and writing from the ancient world to the modern, weighing the potential boons forgetfulness might offer the present moment as a philosophical and political force. It also turns inward, using the author’s own life and memory as a canvas upon which to extol the virtues of a concept too long taken as an evil. Drawing material from Hesiod to Jorge Luis Borges to Elizabeth Bishop to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from myths and legends to very real and recent traumas both personal and historical, A Primer for Forgetting is a unique and remarkable synthesis that only Lewis Hyde could have produced.

HARDBACK 4 July 2019 Demy hardback / £16.99 978 1 78689 742 8 Ebook / £13.59 978 1 78689 743 5 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

A playful and melancholy defense of forgetfulness from the author of The Gift

Lewis Hyde was born in Boston and studied at the Universities of Minnesota and Iowa. He is the author of The Gift and Trickster Makes This World. A MacArthur Fellow and former Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, Hyde is currently the Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College in Ohio. During the rest of the year he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is an Associate of Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Centre. link lewishyde.com The Gift 9780857868473 / £12.99 Trickster Makes This World 9781786890504 / £10.99

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FLASH COUNT DIARY A New Story About the Menopause

Darcey Steinke ‘This elegant, wise, fascinating, deeply moving book is an instant classic’ Maggie Nelson Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flushes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to understand what was happening to her, she slammed up against a culture of silence and sexism. Some promoted hormone replacement therapy, others encouraged acceptance, but there was little that offered a path to understanding menopause in an engaged way. Photo © Niqui Carter

HARDBACK 4 July 2019 Demy hardback / £16.99 978 1 78689 811 1 Ebook / £13.59 978 1 78689 813 5 Audio download / £20.99 978 1 78689 814 2 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

A brave, brilliant and unprecedented examination of menopause from the author of the cult classic, Suicide Blonde

She felt lost until she encountered a scientific fact: the only two creatures on earth that go through menopause are human women and female killer whales. Her fascination with this fact became the starting point for Flash Count Diary, a powerful exploration into aspects of menopause that have rarely been written about, including the changing gender landscape that reduced levels of hormones brings, the actualities of transforming desires, and the realities of prejudice against older women. Flash Count Diary is a deeply feminist book, honest about the intimations of mortality that menopause signals but also an argument for the ascendency, beauty and power of the post-reproductive years in women’s lives.

Darcey Steinke is the author of five novels including Sister Golden Hair, Jesus Saves, Up Through the Water, Milk and Suicide Blonde, available in the Canons, and a memoir Easter Everywhere. Her books have been translated into ten languages. link darceysteinke.com

Suicide Blonde 9781786894410 / £8.99

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AN UNEXPLAINED DEATH The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

Mikita Brottman When the body of a missing man is discovered in the Belvedere, an apparent suicide, resident Mikita Brottman becomes obsessed with the mysterious circumstances of his death. The Belvedere used to be a hotel dating back to Baltimore’s Golden Age but is now converted into flats, and as Brottman investigates the perplexing case of the dead man, she soon becomes caught up in the strange and violent secrets of the Belvedere’s past. Her compulsions drive her to an investigation lasting over a decade. Utterly absorbing and unnerving, An Unexplained Death will lead you down the dark and winding corridors of the Belvedere and into the deadly impulses and obsessions of the human heart. PAPERBACK 4 July 2019

Mikita Brottman is a writer and a professor in the Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art in downtown Baltimore. She is also a certified psychoanalyst and runs a true crime podcast called Forensic Transmissions. She lives in the old Belvedere Hotel in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, with her partner, David, and French bulldog, Oliver. twitter @MikitaBrottman link mikitabrottman.com

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The unnerving true story of an unexplained death in Baltimore’s historic Belvedere building

Photo © Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun

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B-format paperback / £9.99 978 1 78689 266 9 Ebook / £7.99 978 1 78689 264 5 Audio download / £20.99 978 1 78689 438 0


IN MINIATURE How Small Things Illuminate The World

Simon Garfield Simon Garfield reveals the secret histories of tiny Eiffel Towers, the truth about the flea circus, a doll’s house made for a queen, eerie tableaux of crime scenes, miniature food, model villages and railways, and more. Bringing together history, psychology, art and obsession, he explores what fuels the strong appeal of miniature objects among collectors, modellers and fans. In Miniature is a delightful, entertaining and illuminating investigation into our peculiar fascination with making things small, and what small things tell us about the world at large.

PAPERBACK 4 July 2019 B-format paperback / £9.99 978 1 78689 079 5 Ebook /£7.99 978 1 78689 078 8 Audio download / £16.99 978 1 78689 368 0 Rights: WxEinUS,C

A delightful and peculiar exploration of the human instinct to make things small, from the bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map

‘This intriguing study of our urge to make scale models is full of bizarre stories and poignant insight . . . The moral seems to be that we’re all small, relatively speaking, which is perhaps why In Miniature is not only highly entertaining; it is also moving’ Observer

Simon Garfield is the author of a number of 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. link simongarfield.com

Timekeepers 9781782113218 / £8.99 Mauve 9781786892782 / £9.99

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IDIOT WIND A Memoir

Peter Kaldheim In 1987 a massive snowstorm hits New York as Peter Kaldheim flees the city, owing drug debts to a dealer who is no stranger to casual violence. Leaving behind his chaotic past, Kaldheim hits the road, living hand-to-mouth in flop-houses, pan-handling with his fellow itinerants. As he makes his way across America in search of a new life, the harsh reality of vagrancy forces him to face up to his past, from his time in Rikers prison, to relationships lost and lamented. Kaldheim hikes and buses through an America rarely seen, and his encounters with a disparate collection of characters instils in him a new empathy and wisdom, as he journeys on a road less travelled. ‘Idiot Wind is an utterly compelling memoir . . . Kaldheim channels Orwell, Kerouac and Frederick Exley as he stumbles across America and finally finds his unlikely way to redemption’ Jay McInerney

Peter Kaldheim graduated in English and Classics from Dartmouth, before going on to work in publishing (as head copy editor at Harcourt then acquiring editor at Van Nostrand Reinhold), but an addiction to drugs caused his life to come apart, landing him in Rikers Island jail after he sold cocaine to an undercover drug squad agent. He now lives in Lindenhurst, Long Island, where he fishes for fluke on charter boats out of Montauk. Idiot Wind is his first book.

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HARDBACK 1 August 2019 Demy hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 736 7 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 737 4 Audio download / £20.99 978 1 78689 738 1 Rights: W

The memoir of one man’s journey from addiction back to sobriety and sanity via the road


THE LIVING MOUNTAIN A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

Nan Shepherd In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape.

HARDBACK 1 August 2019 Demy hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 735 0 Ebook / £7.99 978 0 85786 360 7 Rights: W

A beautiful, collectible gift edition of the masterpiece of Scottish nature writing. Introduced by Robert Macfarlane and with an afterword by Jeanette Winterson

Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the ‘essential nature’ of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published.

Anna (Nan) Shepherd was born in 1893 and died in 1981. She worked as a lecturer in English for forty-one years, and remained closely attached to Aberdeen and her native Deeside for her entire life. An enthusiastic gardener and hill-walker, she made many visits to the Cairngorms with students and friends. She also travelled further afield – to Norway, France, Italy, Greece and South Africa – but always returned to the house where she was raised and where she lived almost all of her adult life. In 2016, she was added to the Royal Bank of Scotland five-pound note.

The Weatherhouse 9781782118862 / £8.99 The Quarry Wood 9781786891624 / £8.99

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THE LITTLE SNAKE A.L. Kennedy ‘Incredibly moving, yet joyful. It made me cry’ Guardian This is the story of Mary, a young girl born in a beautiful city full of rose gardens and fluttering kites. When she is still very small, Mary meets Lanmo, a shining golden snake, who becomes her very best friend. The snake visits Mary many times, he sees her grow and fall in love, and he sees her city change as bombs drop and war creeps in. Lanmo knows that the day will come when he can no longer visit Mary, when his destiny will break them apart, and he wonders whether having a friend can possibly be worth the pain of knowing you will lose them. ‘Funny, surprising and unexpected’ New York Times ‘This heartwarming fable is a reassuring read’ Observer

A.L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards, including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in London and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of Warwick. twitter @Writerer link a-l-kennedy.co.uk

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PAPERBACK 1 August 2019 A-format paperback / £6.99 978 1 78689 387 1 Ebook / £5.59 978 1 78689 388 8 Rights: WxGerman

A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about love, family, war and resilience from the Costa Prize-winning author of Day


BREAKING NEWS The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

Alan Rusbridger We are living in a modern world where falsehood regularly seems to overwhelm truth. The ability of billions of people to publish has created a vast amount of unreliable and false news which now competes with and sometimes drowns more established forms of journalism. So where can we look for reliable, verifiable sources of news and information? What does all this mean for democracy? And what will the future hold?

PAPERBACK 1 August 2019 B-format paperback / £10.99 978 1 78689 096 2 Ebook / £8.79 978 1 78689 095 5 Audio download / £20.99 978 1 78689 367 3 Rights: UKCWxC,eEU

A powerful and profound study of the news – how we read it, who controls it and why it matters – from former Guardian Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger

Reflecting on his twenty years as editor of the Guardian at a time of unprecedented digital disruption; and his experience of breaking some of the most significant news stories of our time, Alan Rusbridger answers these questions and offers a stirring defence of why quality journalism matters now more than ever. ‘The brilliant Breaking News is essential – and entertaining – reading’ Observer

Alan Rusbridger was Editor-in-Chief of Guardian News & Media from 1995 to 2015. He launched the Guardian in the US and Australia as well as building a website which today attracts more than 100 million unique browsers a month. The paper’s coverage of phone-hacking led to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards and ethics. Guardian US won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its leading global coverage of the Snowden revelations. He is the author of Play It Again. He lives in London and Oxford, where he is Principal of Lady Margaret Hall and chairs the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. link arusbridger.com twitter @arusbridger

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THE ART OF DYING Ambrose Parry HARDBACK 29 August 2019 Royal hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 669 8 Trade paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 670 4

Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 672 8 Audio download / £17.99 978 1 78689 671 1 Rights: W

The second gripping historical crime novel set in 19th-century Edinburgh, co-written by bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman

Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson – a whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances. Simpson’s protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron’s name. But with Raven battling against the dark side of his own nature, and Sarah endeavouring to expand her own medical knowledge beyond what society deems acceptable for a woman, the pair struggle to understand the cause of the deaths. Will and Sarah must unite and plunge into Edinburgh’s deadliest streets to clear Simpson’s name. But soon they discover that the true cause of these deaths has evaded suspicion purely because it is so unthinkable. PRAISE FOR THE WAY OF ALL FLESH: ‘Parry’s Victorian Edinburgh comes vividly alive – and it’s a world of pain’ Val McDermid ‘A rip-roaring tale of murder amid the medical experiments of 19th-century Edinburgh. The book brings both city and period to colourful life and is a joy to read’ Ian Rankin, Guardian

Ambrose Parry is a pseudonym for a collaboration between Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman. The couple are married and live in Scotland. Chris Brookmyre is the international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty novels. Dr Marisa Haetzman is a consultant anaesthetist of twenty years’ experience, whose research for her Master’s degree in the History of Medicine uncovered the material upon which this series, which begun with The Way of All Flesh, is based. The Art of Dying is the second book in the series. The Way of All Flesh 9781786893802 / £8.99

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MY NAME IS WHY Lemn Sissay At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in an adopted family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. He learned that his real name was not Norman. It was Lemn Sissay. He was British and Ethiopian. And he learned that his mother had been pleading for his safe return to her since his birth.Here Sissay recounts his life story. It is a story of neglect and determination. Misfortune and hope. Cruelty and triumph. Sissay reflects on adoption, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. Written with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely memoir is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity. HARDBACK 29 August 2019

Lemn Sissay is an award-winning writer and popular broadcaster as well as being the author of five poetry books. He was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Huddersfield and the University of Manchester. He was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to literature. He was the official poet for the London 2012 Olympics, and is patron of the Letterbox Club, supporting children in care. His Landmark poems can be found in London, Manchester, Huddersfield and Addis Ababa. He is British and Ethiopian. twitter @lemnsissay link lemnsissay.com

Gold from the Stone 9781782119456 / £9.99

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Demy hardback / £16.99 978 1 78689 234 8 Ebook / £13.59 978 1 78689 235 5 Audio download / £20.99 978 1 78689 335 2 Rights: W

A powerful memoir with a message – about growing up in care and finding hope, determination and creativity – from British poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay


CROSSROADS One Man’s Search for the Moments that Changed Music

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Photo © Paul Langley

HARDBACK 5 September 2019 Royal hardback / £16.99 978 1 78689 815 9 Ebook / £13.59 978 1 78689 816 6 Audio download / £17.99 978 1 78689 845 6 Rights: W

A personal reflection on the crucial turning points in the history of music, from BBC broadcaster and musician Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe Standing at the crossroads – the crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil’s infamous meeting – Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal crunch point. Aged sixty, he had just mourned the death of his father, only to be handed a diagnosis of mouth and throat cancer. This momentous time in his life, and being at the most famous junction in music history, led Radcliffe to think about the pivotal tracks in music and how the musicians who wrote and performed them – from Woodie Guthrie to Gloria Gaynor, Kurt Cobain to Bob Marley – had reached the crossroads that led to such epoch-changing music. In this warm, intimate account of music and its power to transform our lives, Radcliffe takes a personal journey through these touchstone tracks, looking at the story behind the records and his own experiences as he goes in search of these liminal moments. ‘Steal this book!’ David Bowie on Thank You for the Days ‘If I wanted to study the history of modern music, I’d have Mark Radcliffe as my professor’ Brian Eno on Reelin’ in the Years

Mark Radcliffe was born in Bolton and attended Manchester University. He has been a broadcaster for the BBC for over twenty years, currently appearing as half of the Radcliffe & Maconie show for BBC Radio 6 Music. He has won 6 Gold Sony Awards plus Sony’s Music Broadcaster of the Year 2009, and has recorded five albums with two bands. He has published two works of non-fiction, Thank You For the Days: a Boy’s Own Adventure in Radio and Beyond (2009) and Reelin’ in the Years (2011), and one work of fiction, Northern Sky (2005). He has three daughters and lives in Cheshire.

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HARDBACK 5 September 2019 Royal hardback / £17.99 978 1 78689 674 2 Trade paperback / £14.99 978 1 78689 676 6 Ebook / £14.39 978 1 78689 675 9 Rights: WxEinUS

The new novel about home, belonging, love, courage and identity, set in the fourteenth century, from the Booker-longlisted author of The People’s Act of Love

TO CALAIS, IN ORDINARY TIME James Meek Three journeys. One road. England, 1348. A gentlewoman is fleeing an odious arranged marriage, a Scottish proctor is returning to his monastery in Avignon and a handsome young ploughman in search of adventure is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais. Coming in their direction from across the Channel is the Black Death, the plague that will wipe out half of the population of Northern Europe. As the journey unfolds, overshadowed by the archers’ past misdeeds and clerical warnings of the imminent end of the world, the wayfarers must confront the nature of their loves and desires. A tremendous feat of language and empathy, it summons a medieval world that is at once uncannily plausible, utterly alien and eerily reflective of our own. James Meek’s extraordinary To Calais, In Ordinary Time is a novel about love, class, faith, loss, gender and desire – set against one of the biggest cataclysms of human history. ‘A novelist of Dostoevskyan intensity and seriousness’ Guardian

James Meek is the author of six novels including The People’s Act of Love which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won both the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Award. It has been published in more than thirty countries. Meek’s latest novel The Heart Broke In was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and he has also written two collections of short stories and a book of non-fiction, Private Island,which won the 2015 Orwell Prize. He is a Contributing Editor to the London Review of Books and writes regularly for the Guardian and New York Times. He lives in London. The People’s Act of Love 9781786894014 / £8.99 [new edition: 6 June 2019]

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I GO QUIET David Ouimet ‘Completely original, unique’ Philip Pullman Exquisitely illustrated, I Go Quiet is the story of an introverted girl, struggling to find her voice and her place in a world that can seem hostile and forbidding. Through the power of books, creativity and imagination, however, she begins to see possibilities for herself beyond the present, to a future where not only will she be heard, but her words will have authority and she will shine. A tale that will resonate with so many who have struggled with anxieties, or who find it hard to articulate their thoughts and feelings, I Go Quiet is a bewitching instant classic for readers of all ages.

David Ouimet’s illustrations have featured on album covers and books, including Robert D. San Souci’s Dare to be Scared book series and Nancy Etchmendy’s Cat in Glass and other Tales of the Unnatural. Most recently he illustrated Daydreams for Night by musician John Southworth. Oiumet’s work was selected for the Society of Illustrator’s Annual 59 and was exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in February 2017.

HARDBACK 5 September 2019 Hardback / £12.99 978 1 78689 740 4 Ebook / £10.39 978 1 78689 741 1 Rights: WxEinUS,C

The enchantingly drawn story of a girl who discovers her voice. ‘Astonishingly beautiful’ Neil Gaiman

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THE BEAUTIFUL POETRY OF DONALD TRUMP Created by Rob Sears NEWLY UPDATED EDITION Includes 12 ‘recently discovered’ poems What if there’s a hidden dimension to Donald Trump; a sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing Trump’s words for signs of poetry. What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the 45th President of the United States’ tweets and transcripts, cutting them up and reordering them, Sears unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered.

HARDBACK 5 September 2019 Demy hardback / £9.99 978 1 78689 472 4 Ebook / £7.99 978 1 78689 229 4 Audio download / £4.99 978 1 78689 296 6 Rights: W/E

Does a poet’s heart beat under Donald Trump’s brash exterior? This bestseller rearranges his quotes and tweets into hilarious poetry. It’s a new word order

This groundbreaking collection gives readers a glimpse of Trump’s innermost thoughts and feelings on everything from the nature of truth, to what he hates about Lord Sugar. And it will reveal a hitherto hidden Donald, who may surprise and delight both students and critics alike. Now with twelve all-new poems as we lurch deeper into the Trump presidency, this timely publication also includes Sears’ scholarly footnotes and introduction, in which he excavates new critical angles and insights into the President’s poetry which the casual reader might initially overlook.

Rob Sears is a creative director at McCann Erickson advertising agency, has written comedy and fiction for McSweeney’s and (with his brother) wrote a sitcom for Audible starring Kevin Eldon, Felicity Montagu and Mitch Benn. He lives in Finsbury Park with his wife.

Vladimir Putin: Life Coach 9781786894694 / £9.99

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THE BURNING LAND George Alagiah ‘It was never meant to be like this. Sabotage, yes. Propaganda, yes. All of that and more – but not this. Not murder.’ The international fight for ownership of South Africa in the wake of Mandela’s death turns the nation into a powder keg. With the murder of one of the nation’s so-called Children of the Future – the fuse is well and truly lit. As the hunt for his killer intensifies, former childhood friends Lindi and Kagiso come together to protect the land and people they love; even as events are set in motion that no one – least of all they – can control.

Before becoming presenter of the BBC News and World News Today, George Alagiah was known for his work as one of the BBC’s foreign correspondents. He covered the genocide in Rwanda and civil wars in Afghanistan, Liberia and many other international crises, winning numerous awards for his coverage, from Amnesty International and the Royal Television Society among others. Prior to joining the BBC in 1989, Alagiah worked in print journalism for seven years. The Burning Land is George Alagiah’s first work of fiction and sees him delve into the spaces between the despatches he has brought to the nation as a reporter. He has published two works of non-fiction: A Passage to Africa (2001) and Home from Home (2006).

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HARDBACK 5 September 2019 Royal hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 792 3 Trade paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 793 0 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 795 4 Rights: W

The exhilarating political thriller debut from BBC broadcaster George Alagiah


DORA: A HEADCASE Lidia Yuknavitch Ida has a secret: she is in love with her best friend. But any time she gets close to intimacy, Ida faints or loses her voice. She needs a shrink. Or so her philandering father thinks. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, Siggy, Ida – and alter-ego Dora – hatch a plan to secretly film him. But when the film goes viral, Ida finds herself targeted by unethical hackers. Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud’s famous case study, retold and revamped through Dora’s point-of-view. Yuknavitch’s Dora is radical and unapologetic – you won’t have met a character quite like her before.

PAPERBACK 5 September 2019 B-format paperback / £8.99 978 1 78689 332 1 Ebook / £7.19 978 1 78689 333 8 Rights: WxUS,C,FR,IT,TR

A contemporary comingof-age story based on Freud’s famous case study from the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Joan. Introduced by Chuck Palahniuk

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novels The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children and Dora: A Headcase. Her highly acclaimed memoir, The Chronology of Water, was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for Creative Non-fiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Awards’ Readers’ Choice. Her TED talk, ‘The Beauty of Being a Misfit’, has been watched over two million times. Lidia teaches in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and their son. She is a very good swimmer. twitter @LidiaYuknavitch link lidiayuknavitch.net

The Book of Joan 9781786892423 / £8.99 The Chronology of Water 9781786894373 / £14.99

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COME AGAIN Robert Webb HARDBACK 5 September 2019 Demy hardback / £16.99 978 1 78689 012 2 Trade paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 013 9 Ebook / £12.79 978 1 78689 014 6 Rights: UKCWxC,eEU

The debut novel – a timetravelling story of love and adventure – from the number one bestselling author of How Not To Be a Boy and star of Peep Show

Carrie still sleeps with her husband’s T-shirt, but it doesn’t smell of Nick anymore. She misses him every day. One morning, Carrie wakes up back at college. She’s eighteen years old. She remembers everything. And she realises that this is the week that she will meet Nick for the first time. What if the man you lost could be found again? But then, what if he doesn’t know he’s lost? And what if he’s still just a boy? The debut novel from Robert Webb, Come Again is a time-travelling romance about living in the moment, love before death, and life before the internet. PRAISE FOR HOW NOT TO BE A BOY: ‘Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. It’s profound, touching, personal yet universal . . . I loved it’ J.K. Rowling ‘Takes us deftly from hilarity to heart-stopping hurt . . . A truly great read, full of heart’ Dawn French ‘Laugh-out-loud funny . . . also, in parts, blinkback-tears sad’ Mail on Sunday

Robert Webb is best known for 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. In 2017, his call-to-arms memoir How Not To Be a Boy was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. Robert has been a columnist for the Daily Telegraph and the New Statesman, and now lives in London with his wife and daughters. Come Again is his first novel. How Not To Be a Boy 9781786890115 / £8.99

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50,000 Truth Pixies sold in 2018 – now everyone’s favourite truth-telling superhero is back . . . in her second book!

THE TRUTH PIXIE GOES TO SCHOOL Matt Haig

illustrated by Chris Mould The Truth Pixie Goes to School will be perfect for Back-to-School promotions this September. Cover to be revealed in 2019.

HARDBACK 5 September 2019 A-format hardback / £9.99 978 1 78689 826 5 Ebook / £7.99 978 1 78689 827 2 Audio download / £4.99 978 1 78689 828 9 Rights: W

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.

The Truth Pixie 978 1 78689 432 8/ £9.99


PURGATORY Dante’s Divine Trilogy Part Two. Decorated and Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray and Dante Alighieri In part two of La Divina Commedia, one of the masterpieces of world literature, Dante and his guide, the poet Virgil, must enter and traverse Purgatory and the seven deadly sins in their quest to reach Heaven. In this sublimely decorated version of Dante’s masterpiece, Alasdair Gray offers an original translation in his own unique idiom. HARDBACK 3 October 2019

Lyrical, modern and illuminatingly illustrated, this remarkable edition yokes two great literary minds, seven hundred years apart, and brings the classic text alive for the twenty-first century.

Hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 473 1 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 476 2 Rights: W

Alasdair Gray’s remarkable interpretation of Dante’s La Divina Commedia continues, translated and decorated

Born in 1934, Alasdair Gray graduated in design and mural painting from Glasgow School of Art. Since 1981, when Lanark was published by Canongate, he has written, designed and illustrated seven novels, several books of short stories, a collection of his stage, radio and TV plays and a book of his visual art, A Life in Pictures. In his own words, ‘Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction.’

HELL: Dante’s Divine Comedy Part One 9781786892539 / £14.99 Lanark 9781782117148 / £10.99 A Life in Pictures 9781847671400 / £25

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From the creator of the world-renowned website and bestselling book Letters of Note comes the first four titles in a brand new series, bringing together incredible letters around a common theme. A letter is a time bomb, a message in a bottle, a spell, a cry for help, a story, an expression of concern, a ladle of love, a way to connect through words – and with this spin-off paperback series from the original Letters of Note books, Shaun Usher uncovers even more remarkable examples of this democratic art form, in books themed on everything from Love to War, Cats to Music, and much more.

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, Lists of Note and Speeches of Note. Along with Simon Garfield’s To the Letter, Letters of Note inspired Letters Live, a series of live performances celebrating the enduring power of literary correspondence, with great performers reading remarkable letters to a live audience.

PAPERBACKS 3 October 2019

link lettersofnote.com link shaunusher.com link letterslive.com twitter @LettersOfNote

Letters of Note: Cats A-format paperback / £6.99 978 1 78689 554 7 Ebook / £4.99 978 1 78689 555 4

Letters of Note: Music A-format paperback / £6.99 978 1 78689 559 2 Ebook / £4.99 978 1 78689 558 5

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Letters of Note: Love A-format paperback / £6.99 978 1 78689 534 9 Ebook / £4.99 978 1 78689 535 6

Letters of Note: War A-format paperback / £6.99 978 1 78689 534 9 Ebook / £4.99 978 1 78689 535 6

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Letters of Note 978 1 78211 928 9 / £17.99 More Letters of Note 978 1 78689 169 3 / £17.99

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THE FLAME Leonard Cohen THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featuring poems, excerpts from his private notebooks, lyrics, and handdrawn self-portraits, The Flame offers an intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist. A reckoning with a life lived deeply and passionately, with wit and panache, this collection is a valedictory work.

Leonard Cohen began his artistic career in 1956 with the publication of his first book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies. He went on to publish 12 more books, including two celebrated novels, and gained worldwide recognition as an iconic singer-songwriter. He released 14 studio albums, including three in the last years of his life when he also became one of the most acclaimed arena-performing artists in the world.

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Among his numerous honours, he is the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature 2011, the inaugural New England PEN Award for Excellence in Lyrics 2012, the 2016 Juno Awards for Song of the Year and Album of the Year, and he has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the US Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died in November 2016.

PAPERBACK 3 October 2019 B-format paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 314 7 Ebook / £10.39 978 1 78689 315 4 Audio download / £25 978 1 78689 370 3 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

The final word from the great Leonard Cohen – over 50,000 copies sold


SIMON’S CAT: IT’S A DOG’S LIFE Simon Tofield Whilst patrolling his territory, Simon’s Cat dips into the lives of dogs and their owners in his neighbourhood, including an English bulldog who is madly in love with a handsome looking foot-stool and a pack of frustrating puppies. With characteristic style and wit, world-famous animator Tofield creates all-new laugh-out-loud illustrations of different dog breeds and their quirky mannerisms as witnessed by one distinctly bemused feline. HARDBACK 3 October 2019

Simon Tofield is an award-winning animator and cartoonist. He has had a lifelong interest in animals, beginning as a child, when his uncle gave him a plastic pond which quickly filled with wildlife. Simon was given his first cat when he was nine and now has four rescue cats, who are the mischievous inspiration for his work. link simonscat.com twitter @SimonsCat

Hardback / £9.99 978 1 78689 700 8 Ebook / £7.99 978 1 78689 701 5 Rights: W

A brand new story from the much-loved Simon’s Cat as he goes over to the bark side

Simon’s Cat: Off to the Vet 9781782115878 / £14.99

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GODSEND John Wray ‘The 9/11 novel that finally understands the fulfilments of faith’ New Yorker Aden Grace Sawyer has travelled a long way to begin her new life, and she’ll travel further to protect her secret. But once she’s in Pakistan, Aden finds herself in more danger than she could have dreamed. Faced with violence and loss, she must make choices that will test not only her faith, but her understanding of who she is. Compelling, unnerving and timely, Godsend is a study of what it means for a person to give themselves to their faith, and how far they will go to find a place to belong. ‘Wray’s storytelling is so taut, his psychology so audacious’ Jonathan Franzen, Guardian

PAPERBACK 17 October 2019

John Wray is the author of five novels, including The Lost Time Accidents and Lowboy. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, and has been named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. A citizen of both the United States and Austria, he lives in New York City. twitter @John_Wray link johnwray.net

B-format paperback / £8.99 978 1 78211 965 4 Ebook / £7.19 978 1 78211 964 7 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

Inspired by ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh, this compelling novel from the award-winning John Wray tells the story of a young girl leaving her home, family and country for radical Islam The Lost Time Accidents 9781847672322 / £8.99 Lowboy 9781847671523 / £9.99

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THE GO-BETWEEN A Memoir of Growing Up Between Worlds

Osman Yousefzada The son of Afghan parents, Osman Yousefzada was raised in post-industrial Birmingham. Osman’s father was a carpenter, and his mother, to help make ends meet, took up sewing and became a seamstress. Women from Indian-East African, Israeli, Shia and Afghan communities came together in the Yousefzada household to have clothes made and mended by his mother. Osman learned the craft at her knee and became enraptured by what was deemed a woman’s job, and increasingly found himself at odds with the highly patriarchal culture he grew up in.

HARDBACK 31 October 2019 Demy hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 352 9 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 353 6 Audio download / £16.99 978 1 78689 580 6

Whether secretly bringing his sister books and magazines from the local library, lusting after forbidden jelly in the local shop, or chatting to the area’s prostitutes, Osman quietly weaved in and out of different spheres. But no one can be a go-between forever, and Osman’s is a story of finding your own way, even if it means turning your back on the world you know.

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A memoir of living between worlds and learning how to find one’s place

Osman Yousefzada was born in Birmingham. He studied anthropology at SOAS, and fashion at Central Saint Martins. He later went on to do a Masters at Cambridge. As well as being nominated for various fashion awards, including the prestigious British Fashion Council NEWGEN award for three consecutive seasons, Osman has been nominated for the Annual Designs of the Year Award at the Design Museum, and for a Frieze Art Award. He curates an annual collaborative journal, The Collective, a cross-disciplinary publication featuring artists, writers and other creatives. The Osman clothing line is sold internationally, and is worn by celebrities including Beyonce, Lupita Nyong’o, Thandie Newton, Gwen Stefani, Emma Watson, Freida Pinto and many more.

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THE RIVER CAPTURE Mary Costello HARDBACK 31 October 2019 Demy hardback / £14.99 978 1 78211 643 1 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78211 644 8 Audio download / £20.99 978 1 78689 810 4 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

The new novel about love, loyalty and nature, from the author of Academy Street, Irish Book Awards Book of the Year

Luke O’Brien has retreated from the city to live a quiet life on his family land situated at the bend of the River Sullane. Alone in his big house, he longs for a return to his family’s heyday. He has given up on love and relationships and instead turns to books for solace and sublimation. One morning a young woman arrives at his door and enters his life, with profound consequences. In a novel that pays glorious homage to Joyce, The River Capture tells of one man’s descent into near madness when love is lost, and his extraordinary rescue. This is a novel about love, loyalty and the raging forces of nature. More than anything, it is a book about the life of the mind and the redemptive powers of art. ‘Mary Costello’s writing has the kind of urgency that the great problems demand – call them themes; they are the kind of problems that make a writer’ Anne Enright on The China Factory ‘I read this book from cover to cover in one night, unable to stop’ Maggie O’Farrell on Academy Street

Mary Costello grew up in County Galway. She is the author of the novel Academy Street, which won the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and a collection of short stories, The China Factory, which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. She lives in Dublin.

Academy Steet 9781782114208 / £8.99 The China Factory 9781782116011 / £8.99

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CONSOLATIONS The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of 52 Everyday Words

David Whyte Introduced by Maria Popova In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid – loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear – boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for truth. Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Work’, each chapter in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

Internationally acclaimed poet David Whyte makes his home in the Pacific Northwest, where rain and changeable skies remind him of the other, more distant homes from which he comes: Yorkshire, Wales and Ireland. He travels and lectures throughout the world, bringing his own and others’ poetry to large audiences. He holds a degree in Marine Zoology, honorary degrees from Neumann University in Pennsylvania and Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, and is an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. He is the author of eight volumes of poetry and four books of prose, as well as a collection of audio recordings.

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Photo © Nicol Ragland

HARDBACK 7 November 2019 Demy hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 763 3 Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 764 0 Rights: WxEinUS,TR

David Whyte explores the underlying meaning of 52 ordinary words, with an introduction by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings ‘Keep this book by your bedside forever. I know I will’ Elizabeth Gilbert


OLIGARCHY Scarlett Thomas Oligarchy is Scarlett Thomas’s fierce and brilliant new novel about power, privilege and peer pressure. When Natasha, daughter of a Russian oligarch, arrives for her first day at an all-girl boarding school, she finds herself thrown into a world of fierce pecking orders, eating disorders and Instagram angst. Then her friend Bianca mysteriously vanishes, and the world of the school gets ever darker and even weirder. Scarlett Thomas’s first adult fiction since 2015 is a major return. Wildly frank, funny and full of humanity, Oligarchy reminds us how insightful, vulnerable, brilliant and misunderstood teenagers are, never more so than now. PRAISE FOR OTHER BOOKS BY SCARLETT THOMAS: ‘Entrancing’ Neil Gaiman

HARDBACK 7 November 2019 Skinny royal hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 779 4 Trade paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 802 9

‘Ingenious and original’ Philip Pullman

Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 781 7 Audio download / £17.99 978 1 78689 782 4

‘Thomas has the mesmerising power of a great storyteller’ Financial Times

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The new novel from the bestselling author of The End of Mr. Y, about power, privilege and pressure

Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her novels include Bright Young Things, The Seed Collectors, PopCo, The End of Mr.Y which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, and Our Tragic Universe. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.

The End of Mr. Y 9781782117704 / £8.99 PopCo 9781782117681 / £8.99

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THE ART OF REST Claudia Hammond Today busyness has become a badge of honour. We want to say we’re busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted. Instead we should start taking rest seriously as a method of self-care and this book can help us to work out how. The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on – ‘The Rest Test’ – the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, which was completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. And, as the survey revealed, how much rest you get is directly linked to your sense of well-being. Counting down through the top ten activities which people find most restful, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.

Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer and broadcaster and lectures in psychology at Boston University’s base in London. As the presenter of All in the Mind she is BBC Radio 4’s voice of psychology and mental health. She has been awarded the President’s Medal from the British Academy, the British Psychological Society’s Public Engagement and Media Award, Mind’s Making a Difference Award and the British Neuroscience Association’s Public Understanding of Neuroscience Award. She is the author of Emotional Rollercoaster, Mind over Money and Time Warped, winner of the British Psychological Society’s Best Popular Science Book Award and the Aeon Transmission Award.

HARDBACK 5 December 2019 Demy hardback / £16.99 978 1 78689 280 5 Trade paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 283 6

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An examination of rest and why it matters, from Radio 4’s voice of psychology

link claudiahammond.com twitter @claudiahammond

Time Warped 9781847677914 / £8.99 Mind Over Money 9781782112068 / £9.99

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Ebook / £12.79 978 1 78689 281 2 Audio download / £17.99 978 1 78689 712 1


SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIOURS Kawai Strong Washburn In 1994 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores is saved from drowning by a shiver of sharks. His family, struggling economically amidst the collapse of the sugar cane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favour from ancient Hawaiian gods – a belief further strengthened as Nainoa begins to exhibit unusual abilities. But as time passes, even his burgeoning abilities cannot overcome economic realities, forcing Nainoa and his siblings to leave everything they know behind, to chase potential success across the continental United States. When supernatural events revisit the family – with tragic consequences – everyone is forced to reckon with the desire to belong, to rescue, and to not disappear. In this powerful debut, Washburn delivers an arresting meditation on family, exile, and the devastating search for salvation. Awash with stunning physical detail and a profound command of language, Sharks in the Time of Saviours examines what it means to be both of a place, and a stranger in it.

HARDBACK 30 January 2020 Royal hardback / £14.99 978 1 78689 648 3 Trade paperback / £12.99 978 1 78689 649 0

Ebook / £11.99 978 1 78689 650 6 Audio download / £20.99 978 1 78689 652 0

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A captivating debut novel that delicately blends Hawaiian myth with the broken American dream. Canongate’s super-lead fiction for 2020

Photo © Crystal Leipa

Kawai Strong Washburn was born and raised on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. His work has appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, and Mid-American Review, among others. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Bay Area of California.

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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: 1971–1972 Vol. 12: 1973–1974 Vol. 13: 1975–1976

978 1 84767 031 1 978 1 84767 032 8 978 1 84767 075 5 978 1 84767 076 2 978 1 84767 149 3 978 1 84767 150 9* 978 1 84767 814 0 978 1 84767 815 7* 978 0 85786 213 6* 978 0 85786 214 3* 978 0 85786 407 9* 978 0 85786 408 6* 978 1 78211 099 6

Vol. 14: 1977–1978 Vol. 15: 1979–1980 Vol. 16: 1981–1982 Vol. 17: 1983–1984 Vol. 18: 1985–1986 Vol. 19: 1987–1988 Vol. 20: 1989–1990 Vol. 21: 1991–1992 Vol. 22: 1993–1994 Vol. 23: 1995–1996 Vol. 24: 1997–1998 Vol. 25: 1999–2000 Vol. 26: 1950–2000

978 1 78211 100 9 978 1 78211 101 6 978 1 78211 102 3 978 1 78211 510 6 978 1 78211 515 1 978 1 78211 516 8 978 1 78211 517 5 978 1 78211 518 2 978 1 78211 519 9 978 1 78211 520 5 978 1 78211 521 2* 978 1 78211 522 9 978 1 78211 973 9

all hardback, £16.99 except * £20


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 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 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 except * £8.99

Peanuts for the Soul Hardback / £9.99 978 1 78689 069 6


The Canons are books without boundaries. Some are classics already, the rest will be soon.

In April 2019, we are publishing our 100th Canon – The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. To find out more about the Canons, visit canongate.co.uk/canons100


The CANONS July–December 2019 Here are the books coming to the Canons in Autumn 2019, including unforgettable debuts, great work from literary giants and remarkable true stories.

HOLLYWOOD Charles Bukowski

THE LIEUTENANT Kate Grenville

HOME AND EXILE Chinua Achebe

‘No other book gets as close to the corrupt heart of American movie-making’ Guardian

From the Booker-shortlisted and Orange Prize-winnging author of The Secret River. ‘A triumph. Read it at once’ The Times

A trenchant and illuminating book by one of Africa‘s most influential and celebrated writers.

4 July 2019

5 September 2019

7 November 2019

Paperback / 978 1 78689 167 9 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 628 3 / £7.99 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU,neH

Paperback / 978 1 78689 602 5 / £8.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 398 5 / £7.19 Rights: WxEinUS,C,AN

Paperback / 978 1 78689 613 1 / £8.99 Rights: UK & C/Wealth exc Canada

L.A. WOMAN Eve Babitz

THE SPARE ROOM Helen Garner

A glittering coming-of-age tale set in ’70s Los Angeles

The journey of two women as their friendship is threatened by death. ’Artful, gripping and fiercely beautiful’ Olivia Laing, Observer

4 July 2019 Paperback / 978 1 78689 276 8 / £8.99 Ebook / 978 1 78689 277 5 / £7.19 Rights: UKCWxC,eEU

BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY Ron Kovic A powerful anti-war statement and memoir, with a foreword by Bruce Springsteen 4 July 2019 Paperback / 978 1 78689 745 9 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 78689 776 3 / £7.99 Rights: UKCW xC x Carib

THE CHANGELING Robin Jenkins

5 September 2019 Paperback / 978 1 78689 608 7 / £8.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 361 9 / £7.19 Rights: UKCWxC,AN,neEU

PIMP: THE STORY OF MY LIFE Iceberg Slim

Paperback / 978 1 78689 614 8 / £8.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 699 3 / £7.19 Rights: WxEinUS,C

TSOTSI Athol Fugard

3 October 2019

5 December 2019

Paperback / 978 1 78689 612 4 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 475 3 / £7.99 Rights: WxEinUS,C

BOOK OF MERCY Leonard Cohen

8 August 2019

3 October 2019

Paperback / 978 1 78689 399 4 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 463 0 / £7.99 Rights: World

Paperback / 978 1 78689 686 5 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 78689 687 2 / £7.99 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

BUDDHA DA Anne Donovan

LET US COMPARE MYTHOLOGIES Leonard Cohen

Paperback / 978 1 78689 400 7 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 552 1 / £7.99 Rights: WxEinUS

7 November 2019

The perennial cult classic, introduced by Irvine Welsh

One of Leonard Cohen’s best loved volumes of poetry; a personal and powerful collection, popular since its original publication over thirty years ago

15 August 2019

A wry and lyrical take on what it means to be an outsider through the lens of one of mythology’s most monstrous creatures: the Minotaur

‘A real find, by one of the most affecting and moving writers of our time’ Financial Times

The modern Scottish classic; a heartbreaking, tragic portrait of an unexpected relationship. Introduced by Alan Spence and with an afterword by Andrew Marr

The Orange-Prize-shortlisted debut novel. ‘A beauty . . . Had me engrossed to the end’ Sunday Telegraph

THE MINOTAUR TAKES A CIGARETTE BREAK Steven Sherrill

Paperback / 978 1 78689 615 5 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 84767 476 0 / £7.99 Rights: UKCWxC,AN,SA,neEU

DUBLINERS James Joyce Introduced by Colm Tóibín. ‘With just one collection of stories, Joyce left his mark on almost every short-story writer who followed him’ Guardian 5 December 2019 Paperback / 978 1 78689 616 2 / £6.99 Ebook / 978 0 85786 742 1 / £5.59 Rights: World

The passionate and accomplished debut collection of poetry from the world’s greatest lyricist Leonard Cohen 3 October 2019 Paperback / 978 1 78689 688 9 / £9.99 Ebook / 978 1 78689 689 6 / £7.99 Rights: UKCWxC,neEU

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Chinua Achebe 978 1 78689 613 1 £8.99 Nelson Algren 978 0 85786 417 8 £12.00 Niccolò Ammaniti 978 1 78211 715 5 £8.99 Karen Armstrong 978 1 78211 890 9 £9.99 Margaret Atwood 978 1 78689 248 5 £9.99 Eve Babitz 978 1 78689 276 8 £8.99 Eve Babitz 978 1 78689 274 4 £8.99 Alessandro Baricco 978 1 78689 643 8 £8.99 Alessandro Baricco 978 1 78689 642 1 £8.99 Kevin Barry 978 1 78689 017 7 £8.99 John Berger 978 1 78211 503 8 £9.99 Stanley Booth 978 0 85786 351 5 £10.99 Richard Brautigan 978 1 78211 379 9 £8.99 Richard Brautigan 978 1 78689 044 3 £8.99 Richard Brautigan 978 1 78689 042 9 £8.99 Richard Brautigan 978 1 78211 378 2 £8.99 Richard Brautigan 978 1 78689 046 7 £8.99 Richard Brautigan 978 0 85786 264 8 £9.99 Richard Brautigan 978 1 78211 380 5 £8.99 Charles Bukowski 978 1 78211 666 0 £9.99 Charles Bukowski 978 1 78689 167 9 £9.99 Robert Burns 978 1 78689 161 7 £9.99 Dino Buzzati 978 1 78689 164 8 £9.99 A.S. Byatt 978 1 78689 452 6 £9.99 Nick Cave 978 1 78211 533 5 £8.99 Kate Chopin 978 1 78211 713 1 £6.99 Jennifer Clement 978 1 78211 424 6 £8.99 Leonard Cohen 978 1 78689 686 5 £9.99 Leonard Cohen 978 1 78689 688 9 £9.99 Gil Courtemanche 978 1 78211 888 6 £9.99 Annie Dillard 978 1 78211 773 5 £9.99 Annie Dillard 978 1 78211 885 5 £9.99 Jim Dodge 978 1 78211 635 6 £8.99 Jim Dodge 978 1 78689 397 0 £9.99 Anne Donovan 978 1 78689 400 7 £9.99 Fyodor Dostoyevsky 978 0 85786 021 7 £8.00 David Eagleman 978 1 78211 246 4 £9.99 Tan Twan Eng 978 1 78689 389 5 £8.99 Michel Faber 978 1 78211 441 3 £9.99 Michel Faber 978 1 78211 716 2 £9.99 Michel Faber 978 1 78689 052 8 £9.99 John Fante 978 1 78689 620 9 £9.99 John Fante 978 1 78689 165 5 £9.99 Athol Fugard 978 1 78689 615 5 £9.99 Simon Garfield 978 1 78689 278 2 £9.99 Helen Garner 978 1 78689 608 7 £8.99 Alasdair Gray 978 1 78689 396 3 £10.99 Alasdair Gray 978 1 78211 714 8 £10.99 Kate Grenville 978 1 78689 602 5 £8.99 Kate Grenville 978 1 78211 887 9 £8.99 David Grossman 978 1 78689 338 3 £9.99 Neil M. Gunn 978 1 78211 884 8 £9.99 Knut Hamsun 978 1 78211 712 4 £9.99 Hermann Hesse 978 1 78689 445 8 £9.99 James Hogg 978 1 78689 186 0 £8.99 Richard Holloway 978 1 78689 392 5 £9.99 Richard Holloway 978 1 78689 391 8 £9.99 Richard Holloway 978 1 78689 393 2 £9.99 Richard Holloway 978 1 78211 628 8 £8.99 Lewis Hyde 978 0 85786 847 3 £12.99 Lewis Hyde 978 1 78689 050 4 £10.99 Robin Jenkins 978 1 78689 399 4 £9.99 Robin Jenkins 978 0 85786 235 8 £9.99

40 Fiction The Canons / Non-fiction – Full list/ Poetry

Home And Exile * The Man With the Golden Arm I’m Not Scared A Short History Of Myth The Penelopiad L.A. Woman * Sex & Rage Ocean Sea Silk * There Are Little Kingdoms A Fortunate Man The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones A Confederate General From Big Sur Dreaming of Babylon The Hawkline Monster Revenge of the Lawn So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away Sombrero Fallout Trout Fishing in America Ham On Rye Hollywood * A Night Out with Robert Burns The Tartar Steppe Ragnarok The Death of Bunny Munro The Awakening Widow Basquiat Book of Mercy * Let Us Compare Mythologies * A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali The Abundance Teaching a Stone to Talk Fup Stone Junction Buddha Da * Notes From Underground Incognito The Garden of Evening Mists The Crimson Petal And The White Some Rain Must Fall And Other Stories Under The Skin Ask The Dust Wait Until Spring, Bandini Tsotsi * Mauve The Spare Room * 1982, Janine Lanark The Lieutenant * The Secret River Lion’s Honey Highland River Hunger If the War Goes On . . . The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Doubts and Loves Godless Morality Looking In the Distance On Forgiveness The Gift Trickster Makes This World The Changeling * The Cone-Gatherers


James Joyce Miranda July Ismail Kadare Ismail Kadare Ron Kovic Olivia Laing Olivia Laing Amy Liptrot Charles Maclean Yann Martel Alexander McCall Smith Mike McCormack Mike McCormack William McIlvanney James Meek Rebecca Miller Charles Mingus John Muir Sten Nadolny Kent Nerburn Barack Obama Ruth Ozeki Arto Paasilinna Camille Paglia Caradog Prichard

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