Canongate Autumn 2021 catalogue

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July–December 2021


Canongate is an independent publisher: since 1973 we’ve worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, exciting voices we can find, wherever they come from, and we’ve published all kinds of books – thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, sly, unrepentant, life-changing . . . Along the way there have been landmarks of fiction – including Alasdair Gray’s Lanark, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, the best ever selling Booker winner – as well as ground-breaking non-fiction – from Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father to Matt Haig’s genre-defying Reasons to Stay Alive to Samin Nosrat’s new cookery classic Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. 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 passionate about books and their value, and we’re as committed to unorthodox and innovative publishing as ever. link canongate.couk

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When They Call You a Terrorist A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS AND ASHA BANDELE

The powerful memoir of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter which Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organiser and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance

explores how the movement was born, adapted for young adults, featuring brand new content including photos and journal entries

artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker and an NAACP History Maker.

asha bandele, author of the bestselling memoir The Prisoner’s Wife, has been honoured for her work in journalism, fiction, poetry and activism. A mother and a former senior editor at Essence magazine, asha serves as a senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance.

A movement that started with a hashtag – #BlackLivesMatter – and spread across the world. From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimised by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, Khan-Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable.

Also by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele: When They Call You a Terrorist £9.99 (original edition – 9781786893055)

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The Comfort Book

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MAT T HAIG

A hug in book form – the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive rethinks the Matt Haig is the number one

self-help book

bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and

‘One of the most important writers of our time’

seven highly acclaimed novels for adults,

DOLLY ALDERTON

including The Midnight Library, How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys.

‘I can’t describe how much his work means to me . . . The king of empathy’ JAMEELA JAMIL

Haig also writes award-winning books

‘Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin’ JEANETTE WINTERSON

for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which is being made into a feature film for 2021 with an all-star cast. He has sold more than two million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

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Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up. The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig’s mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin. This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or just to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

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THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY

HOW TO STOP TIME

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The Coward JARRED McGINNIS

A startling and intimate debut novel which explores masculinity, family, disability and love as an estranged father and son struggle to reconcile ‘Beautiful . . . You won’t find a more uplifting read in these dark times’ IRVINE WELSH

Jarred McGinnis is the co-founder of The Special Relationship, which was chosen for the British Council’s International Literature Showcase. His short fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and appeared in literary journals in the UK, Canada, USA and Ireland. He is an Associate Writer for Spread the Word, a fellow of the London Library’s Emerging Writer Programme and a Writer-in-Residence for First Story. He also has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, but mostly he inspires the able-bodied by using public

Question: What’s worse than being in a wheelchair? Answer: Being a fuck-up in a wheelchair. After a car accident Jarred discovers he’ll never walk again. Confined to a ‘giant roller-skate’, he finds himself with neither money nor job. Worse still, he’s forced to live back home with the father he hasn’t spoken to in ten years. Add in a shoplifting habit, an addiction to painkillers and the fact that total strangers now treat him like he’s an idiot, it’s a recipe for self-destruction. How can he stop himself careering out of control? As he tries to piece his life together again, he looks back over his past – the tragedy that blasted his family apart, why he ran away, the damage he’s caused himself and others – and starts to wonder whether, maybe, things don’t always have to stay broken after all.

transport and taking his daughters to the playground.

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The Coward is about hurt and forgiveness. It’s about how the world treats disabled people. And it’s about how we write and rewrite the stories we tell ourselves about our lives – and try to find a happy ending.

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I Get Loud DAVID OUIMET

The gorgeously illustrated sequel to the acclaimed I Go Quiet, which Neil Gaiman called ‘astonishingly beautiful’, about discovering friendship for the first time ‘Completely original. Unique, in fact’ David Ouimet’s illustrations have

PHILIP PULLMAN ON I GO QUIET

featured on album covers and books,

‘Beautiful and engaging, this book brought tears of joy to my eyes’ CORALIE BICKFORD-SMITH ON I GO QUIET

including Robert D. San Souci’s Dare to be Scared and Nancy Etchmendy’s Cat in Glass and other Tales of the Unnatural. He illustrated Daydreams for Night by musician John Southworth. Ouimet’s work was selected for the Society of Illustrator’s Annual 59 and was exhibited

I Get Loud, the follow-up to the exquisite I Go Quiet, sees the introverted heroine go out into the world as she gains confidence in her voice and makes a friend for the first time. It is a tale of the emboldening nature of the imagination, the redemptive power of friendship and why we should all embrace our own beautiful, singular weirdness.

at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in February 2017. His debut book, I Go Quiet, was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

Also by David Ouimet: I Go Quiet £12.99 (9781786897404)

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Livewired The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain Photo © Blink Films UK

DAVID EAGLEMAN

Drawing on cutting-edge research, this book demonstrates the brain’s ability to change, rewire and heal, from the internationally bestselling author

Dr David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and internationally bestselling author. He teaches brain plasticity at Stanford University, is the creator and host of the

‘Reads wonderfully like what a book would be if it were written by Oliver Sacks and William Gibson, sitting on Carl Sagan’s front lawn’ WALL STREET JOURNAL

Emmy-nominated television series The

A revolutionary new understanding of the human brain and its changeable nature.

of neurotechnology. The author of seven

Brain, and is the CEO of Neosensory, a company that builds the next generation

other books, he lives in California’s Silicon Valley.

The brain is a dynamic, electric, living forest. It is not rigidly fixed but instead constantly modifies its patterns – adjusting to remember, adapting to new conditions, building expertise. Your neural networks are not hardwired but livewired, reconfiguring their circuitry every moment of your life.

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Covering decades of research – from synaesthesia to dreaming to the creation of new senses – and groundbreaking discoveries from Eagleman’s own laboratory, Livewired surfs the leading edge of science to explore the most advanced technology ever discovered.

Also by David Eagleman: The Brain £9.99 (9781782116615) Incognito £9.99 (9781782112464) Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives £9.99 (9781847674272)

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Mr Cadmus PETER ACKROYD

A darkly playful novel, filled with mystery, revenge, outlandish killings, greed and jealousy, from the multi-award-winning author ‘Mr Cadmus is a treat of a tale. To a “polite” English village add a sprinkling of sinister. The result? Cosy and twisted, comic and gothic, with a show-stealing parrot’ JESS KIDD Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning author of novels including Hawksmoor, Chatterton and The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, biographies of Ezra Pound, Blake and Dickens among others, and acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography and Thames: Sacred River. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of

‘Entertaining and wildly unpredictable, with a soupçon of the supernatural’ DAILY MAIL Two apparently harmless women reside in cottages one building apart in the idyllic English village of Little Camborne. Miss Finch and Miss Swallow, cousins, have put their pasts behind them and settled into conventional country life. But when a mysterious foreigner, Theodore Cadmus – from a Mediterranean island nobody has heard of – moves into the middle cottage, the safe monotony of their lives is shattered.

Literature’s William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank

Soon, long-hidden secrets and long-held grudges threaten to surface, drawing all into a vortex of subterfuge, theft, violence, mayhem . . . and murder.

Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.

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Antlers of Water Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland EDITED BY KATHLEEN JAMIE

The first modern anthology of Scottish nature writing which acknowledges the realities of our times, edited, curated and introduced by the award-winning author of Findings Kathleen Jamie is an award-winning Scottish poet and essayist, and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. Her writing is rooted in Scottish landscape and culture, as shown in her acclaimed essay collections Findings and Sightlines. Her award-winning poetry collections include The Tree House and The Bonniest Companie. In 2018, Jamie was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She lives in Scotland.

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‘Luminous’ The Times ‘Beautiful’ Caught by the River Bringing together contemporary Scottish writing on nature and landscape, this inspiring collection takes us from walking to wild swimming, from red deer to pigeons and wasps, from remote islands to back gardens, through prose, poetry and photography. Edited and introduced by Kathleen Jamie, and with contributions from Amy Liptrot, Jim Crumley, Chitra Ramaswamy, Malachy Tallack, Amanda Thomson and many more, Antlers of Water urges us to renegotiate our relationship with the more-than-human world, in writing which is by turns celebratory, radical and political.

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PARKER BILAL

The Divinities is the first Crane & Drake thriller, a compelling London crime series from the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year-nominated author

Parker Bilal is the author of the Makana Investigations series, the third of which, The Ghost Runner, was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The Divinities, the first in his Crane & Drake London crime series, was first published in 2019. Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub, the critically acclaimed literary novelist. Born in London, he has lived in a number

When two bodies are found brutally murdered at a building site in Battersea, DS Calil Drake sees an opportunity to solve a high-profile case and repair his reputation, after a botched undercover operation that almost ended his career. Assigned to work with the enigmatic forensic psychologist Dr Rayhana Crane, Drake’s investigations lead down the dark corridors of the past – to the Iraq war and the destruction both he and Crane witnessed there. With a community poised on the brink of violence, Crane and Drake must put their lives on the line to stop the killer.

of places, including the UK, Denmark, Spain and, currently, the Netherlands.

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Published alongside a new edition of the

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first in the series, The Trenches is the third thrilling novel featuring Crane & Drake When a woman rescued by a fishing boat off the coast of Grimsby disappears without trace, it turns out to be only the beginning of a dark investigation. Crane is soon contacted by another woman when she receives a letter out of the blue from her estranged son, not seen since he left to become a fighter for Islamic State. While Crane is in pursuit of the mystery woman, Drake finds himself drawn into the company of a dangerous group as terror and organised crime intersect.

Also by Parker Bilal: The Heights £8.99 Crane & Drake book 2 (9781838850807)

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R I C H A R D H O L LOWAY

A moving and personal exploration of writing on melancholy, morality and more from the Sunday Times bestseller Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former Gresham Professor of Divinity and Chairman of the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Leaving Alexandria won the PEN/ Ackerley Prize and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. It was a Sunday Times bestseller, together with Waiting for the Last Bus.

Throughout his life Richard Holloway has turned to poets and writers for help in looking for answers to life’s mysteries, and for solace and guidance in the face of life’s challenges. In The Heart of Things he brings together those poems and words which have meant the most to him, whether they have been life-long guides or words which arrived just at the moment when they were needed most. Here then are some lights along life’s dark path, with thoughts and reflections on life, death, sadness, regret, sin, conflict and forgiveness. All interwoven with Richard’s personal and philosophical consideration of what they have meant to him, offered in the hope they will help us, too. This is a book to turn to for inspiration, guidance and comfort. It offers lessons from those who, in Richard’s words, ‘know best how to listen and teach us to listen’, all united by ‘the sensual appeal of words, the pain and pleasure they impart’. It is a book to treasure.

Also by Richard Holloway: Stories We Tell Ourselves £9.99 (new PB edition, 22 July 2021 – 9781786899965) Leaving Alexandria £9.99 (9781786898913) Waiting for the Last Bus £9.99 (9781786890245)

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Small Bodies of Water

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N I N A M I N G YA P OW L E S

A lyrical and poetic essay collection that blends memoir with powerful writing on the natural world, taking us from London to New Zealand, Shanghai to Malaysia – from the winner of the Nan

Nina Mingya Powles is a writer,

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editor and publisher from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of the poetry

Home is many people and places and languages, some separated by oceans. Where is the place your body is anchored? Which body of water is yours? Is it that I’ve anchored myself in too many places at once, or nowhere at all? The answer lies somewhere between. Nina Mingya Powles first learned to swim in Borneo – where her mother was born and her grandfather studied freshwater fish. There, the local swimming pool became her first body of water. Through her life there have been others that have meant different things, but have still been, in their own way, home: from the wild coastline of New Zealand to a pond in northwest London.

collections field notes on a downpour, Luminescent and Magnolia, which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. She is also the author of Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. In 2019 she won the inaugural Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing, for Small Bodies of Water, and in 2018 she won the Women Poets’ Prize. She is the founding editor of Bitter Melon, a small press that publishes limitededition pamphlets by Asian poets. She was born in Aotearoa, partly grew up in China, and now lives in London.

This collection of essays explores the bodies of water that separate and connect us, as well as everything from migration, food, family, earthquakes, and the ancient lunisolar calendar to butterflies. In lyrical, powerful prose, Small Bodies of Water weaves together personal memories, dreams and nature writing. It reflects on a girlhood spent growing up between two cultures, and explores what it means to belong.

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Explorer The Quest for Adventure BENEDICT ALLEN

This enquiry into the explorer mindset is part meditation, part memoir, from one of ‘Britain’s greatest explorers’ (Telegraph) What does it mean to be an explorer in the twenty-first century? Benedict Allen is an explorer and a former member of Council and Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society, Patron of the Environmental Justice Foundation, The Tony Foundation and Save the Rhino Trust. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Exploration.

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Explorer is the story of what first led Benedict Allen to head for the farthest reaches of our planet – at a time when there were still valleys and ranges known only to the remote communities who inhabited them. It is also the story of why, thirty years later, he is still exploring. It’s the story of a journey back to a clouded mountain in New Guinea to find a man called Korsai who had once been a friend, and to fulfil a promise made as young men. It is also a story of what it is to be ‘lost’ and ‘found’. Honest, sensitive and packed with insight, in Explorer Allen considers the lessons he has learnt from his numerous expeditions – most importantly, from the communities he has encountered: there is a value in disconnecting from all that we are familiar with, particularly in today’s crowded world. And there is a value in connecting with worlds unfamiliar to us, some of whom have lived in harmony, not competition, with nature for generations. We explore not to plant a flag, or leave a mark, but to open up and allow the place and people to leave their mark on us.

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No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy Mark Hodkinson has written for The

MARK HODKINSON

Times for two decades, three years as a columnist. He has also contributed to the Observer, Guardian, Mail on Sunday and others. He is the author of Blue Moon: Down Among the Dead Men with

This love letter to reading is a

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William Hill Sports Book of the Year. His novels include The Last Mad Surge of Youth, which was nominated as Q’s Novel of the Year, and That Summer Feeling. He owns Pomona Books and has published titles by Simon Armitage, Barry Hines, Ian McMillan, Ray Gosling, Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian), Bob Stanley (Saint Etienne) and many more. He also commissioned and edited the much-acclaimed biography J.D. Salinger: A Life, which was made into a film starring Nicholas Hoult.

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Mark Hodkinson grew up among dark satanic mills in a house with just one book. His dad kept it on top of a wardrobe with other items of great worth – wedding photographs and Mark’s National Cycling Proficiency certificate. If Mark wanted to read it, he was warned not to crease the pages or slam shut the covers. Today, Mark is an author, journalist and publisher. He still lives in Rochdale, but is now snugly ensconced (or is that buried?) in a ‘book cave’ surrounded by 3,500 titles – at the last count. No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy is his story of growing up a working-class lad during the 1970s and 1980s. It’s about schools (bad), music (good) and the people (some mad, a few sane), and pre-eminently and profoundly the books and authors (some bad, mostly good) that led the way, and shaped his life. It’s also about a family (all good people) who just didn’t see the point of reading, and a troubled grandad who, in his own way, taught Mark the power of stories. In recounting his own life-long love affair with books, Mark also tells the story of how writing and reading has changed over the last five decades, starting with the wave of workingclass writers in the 1970s, where he saw himself reflected in books for the first time.

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Borges and Me An Encounter J AY PA R I N I

An intimate and magical memoir about embarking on a road trip with Borges through Scotland and the famed writer’s thoughts on literature, love and poetry

Jay Parini is Axinn Professor of English at Middlebury College, Vermont. His eight novels include The Last Station and The Apprentice Lover. In addition to biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost and William Faulkner, he has written a volume of essays on literature and politics, as well as The Art of Teaching. He edited The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature and writes regularly for the Guardian and other publications.

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Fifty years ago, Jay Parini fled the United States for Scotland. He was in frantic flight from the Vietnam War and desperately in search of his adult life. There, through unlikely circumstance, he met famed Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges. Borges was blind, in his seventies and frail. Parini was asked to look after him while his translator was unexpectedly called away to a family emergency. When Borges heard that Parini owned a 1957 Morris Minor, he declared a long-held wish to see the Scottish Highlands and this unlikely couple soon set out. As they travelled, the charmingly garrulous Borges took Parini on a grand tour of western literature and ideas while promising to teach him about love and poetry. As Borges’s world of labyrinths, mirrors and doubles shimmered into being, their escapades took a surreal turn. Borges and Me is a classic road story, but also a magical tour of an era – like our own – in which uncertainties abound, and when – as ever – it’s the young and the old who hear voices and dream dreams.

Also by Jay Parini: The Last Station £8.99 (9781841959672) The Passages of Herman Melville £9.99 (9781847679802)

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The True Story of the Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler REBECCA DONNER

Rebecca Donner’s essays, reportage and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Bookforum, Guernica and the Believer. Born in Vancouver, Donner is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University, and has taught writing at Wesleyan University, Columbia University and Barnard College. Donner grew up hearing vague stories about her great-great-aunt’s life. This inspired her to delve into Mildred’s story. All the Frequent Trouble of Her Days is the product of that research.

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The thrilling and previously unknown story of the woman who led the largest anti-Nazi resistance group in Germany Born and raised in America, Mildred Harnack was twentysix when she enrolled in a PhD programme in Berlin and witnessed the meteoric rise of the Nazi party. In 1932, she began holding secret meetings in her apartment – a small band of political activists that grew into the largest underground resistance group in Berlin. She helped Jews escape, plotted acts of sabotage and wrote leaflets denouncing Hitler’s regime. On the outbreak of the Second World War she became a spy, couriering top-secret intelligence to the Allies. On the eve of her escape to Sweden, she was ambushed by the Gestapo. At a Nazi military court she was sentenced to six years at a concentration camp, but Hitler overruled the decision and ordered her execution. On 16 February 1943, she was strapped to a guillotine and beheaded. Fusing elements of biography, political thriller and scholarly detective story, Harnack’s great-great-niece Donner brilliantly interweaves family archives, original research, exclusive interviews with survivors, and a trove of declassified intelligence documents into a powerful, enthralling story.

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That Old Country Music KEVIN BARRY

Full of love, melancholy and magic – the new story collection from the Bookerlonglisted author of Night Boat to Tangier ‘One of the best collections you’ll read this year’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Wild, witty stories . . . Exhilarating’ OBSERVER

Kevin Barry is the author of three novels and two other short story collections. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. His stories and

In this rapturous story collection we encounter a ragbag of west of Ireland characters, many on the cusp between love and catastrophe, heartbreak and epiphany, resignation and hope. These stories affirm Kevin Barry as one of the world’s most accomplished and gifted writers, and show an Ireland in a condition of great flux but also as a place where older rhythms, and an older magic, somehow persist.

essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta and elsewhere. He also works as a playwright and screenwriter, and he lives in County Sligo, Ireland. His latest novel, Night Boat to Tangier, was an Irish number one bestseller, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year.

Also by Kevin Barry: Night Boat to Tangier £8.99 (9781782116202) Beatlebone £8.99 (9781782116165) There Are Little Kingdoms £8.99 (9781786890177)

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Ordesa MANUEL VILAS

The number one international bestselling Spanish phenomenon: a profound and riveting story of love, loss, and memory ‘A book of deep reckoning’ NEW YORK TIMES ‘Becomes a way of looking honestly at what mourning really feels like’ GUARDIAN

Manuel Vilas was born in Spain in 1962. He is an award-winning poet and novelist. Ordesa has sold over 100,000 copies in Spain and has gone on to become a phenomenon across Europe, being translated into fifteen languages. Ordesa is the first of his works to be translated into English and was the winner of the Prix Femina étranger 2019. He currently resides in Madrid.

Andrea Rosenberg is a translator from

A man in tumult returns to Ordesa, the small mountain town where he was born, and where his parents have recently died. He sits down to write. Newly sober, his career on the wane, his relationship with his own children strained, what he produces is a dizzying chronicle of his childhood and an unsparing account of his life’s trials, failures and triumphs. He reckons with the ghosts of his parents, the pain of loss and, as the pages fill with words, he tries to piece together the bits of himself. What is a person without a family? What is a person when faced with memories alone? An autobiographical novel by a Spanish literary icon, written with the intimacy of a diary, Ordesa is a beautiful, redemptive meditation on identity, grief and the passing of time.

Spanish and Portuguese. Her full-length translations include novels and graphic narratives by Tomás González, Inês Pedrosa, Aura Xilonen, Juan Gómez Bárcena, Paco Roca and Marcelo D’Salete..

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Bill Slider and his team investigate the death of a prominent literary agent in this intriguing contemporary mystery ‘A truly outstanding series’ BOOKLIST Does blood run thicker than ink?

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of over ninety books, including her acclaimed Bill Slider mysteries and her Morland Dynasty series, which has sold over 100,000 copies.

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When one of London’s best-known literary agents is found dead in strange circumstances, seemingly having fallen from his office window, DCI Slider is under pressure to confirm a case of accidental death. But when the evidence points to murder, the team find themselves uncovering some decidedly scandalous secrets. Every lead seems to result in more questions, and as Slider delves deeper into the publishing world it’s up to him to sort fact from fiction.

Also by Cynthia Harrod Eagles: Shadow Play £8.99 (9781838850920) Old Bones £8.99 (9781786894908)

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Devil’s Fjord DAVID HEWSON

In this psychological thriller two local boys go missing, exposing the darkness at the heart of the Faroe Islands ‘Readers will be gripped and held fast until the shocking end’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

David Hewson is a former journalist with The Times, the Sunday Times and the Independent. He is the author of more than twenty-five novels including his Rome-based Nic Costa series, which has been published in fifteen languages. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series The Killing.

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If the new District Sheriff, Tristan Haraldsen, thought moving to a remote village on the island of Vagar would be the chance for a peaceful life with his wife Elsebeth, his first few weeks in office swiftly correct him of that notion. Provoked into taking part in the village’s whale hunt against his will, Haraldsen blunders badly, and in the ensuing chaos two local boys go missing. Blaming himself, Haraldsen dives into the investigation and soon learns that the boys are not the first to have gone missing on Vagar. As Tristan and Elsebeth become increasingly ensnared by the island’s past, they realise its wild beauty hides an altogether uglier and sinister truth.

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Also by David Hewson: The Savage Shore £8.99 (9781786894854) A Season for the Dead £8.99 (9781838850647) The Villa of Mysteries £8.99 (9781838850661)

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A Corruption of Blood AMBROSE PARRY

Family secrets, sinister murders, a divided Edinburgh – the next thrilling medical mystery in the historical crime series featuring duo Will Raven and Sarah Fisher

Ambrose Parry is the penname for two very different authors – the

‘Brilliantly conceived, fiendishly plotted and immaculately realised . . . beneath blood and butchery so real they almost stain the pages lie both heart and soul’ MICK HERRON

internationally bestselling and multi-

Edinburgh. This city will bleed you dry.

Inspired by the gory details Haetzman

Dr Will Raven is disturbed to find a dead baby wrapped in parcel paper washed up on the shore at the Port of Leith. Meanwhile, an old adversary, now set to face the hangman, is dearly in need of Raven’s help.

Medicine degree, the couple teamed

Back at 52 Queen Street, Sarah Fisher has set her sights on learning to practise medicine. Almost everyone seems intent on dissuading her from this ambition, but when word reaches her that a woman has recently obtained a medical degree despite her gender, Sarah decides to seek her out.

married and live in Scotland.

Raven’s efforts to help prove a man’s innocence are failing and, in desperation, he turns to Sarah. Putting their feelings for one another aside, their investigations take them from the dark depths of Edinburgh’s Old Town to the grandest mansion houses of the New Town. They will come to find that, in spite of class or status, everyone is equal in death.

award-winning Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist of twenty years’ experience, Dr Marisa Haetzman.

uncovered during her History of

up to write a series of historical crime thrillers, featuring the darkest of Victorian Edinburgh’s secrets. They are

Both The Way of All Flesh and The Art of Dying were shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. A Corruption of Blood is the third in the series.

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The Dark Remains WILLIAM McILVANNEY AND IAN RANKIN

In this scorching crime hook-up, number one bestseller Ian Rankin and Scottish crime-writing legend William McIlvanney join forces for the first ever case of

William McIlvanney is the author

DI Laidlaw, Glasgow’s original gritty

of the award-winning Laidlaw trilogy,

detective

featuring Glasgow’s original maverick detective. Both Laidlaw and The Papers

William McIlvanney changed the face of crime fiction when he created DI Laidlaw, the original brooding Glasgow cop. He wrote three Laidlaw books and, as recently discovered, left one handwritten manuscript tantalisingly unfinished when he passed away in December 2015.

of Tony Veitch gained Silver Daggers

In the early 1980s one young fan, Ian Rankin, took Laidlaw as inspiration for his own detective, John Rebus. Now, Rankin is back to finish what McIlvanney started.

December 2015.

The Dark Remains, the story of Laidlaw’s first case, is written by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin.

from the Crime Writers’ Association, while the third in the series, Strange Loyalties, won the Glasgow Herald’s People’s Prize. McIlvanney died in

Ian Rankin is the number onebestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series. The Rebus books have been translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards, including the prestigious Diamond Dagger, and in 2002 he received an OBE for services to literature. He lives in Edinburgh.

@beathhigh

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The original Laidlaw trilogy: Laidlaw £8.99 (9781838850326) The Papers of Tony Veitch £8.99 (9781838851095) Strange Loyalties £8.99 (9781838851118)

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The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse EDITED BY KATHLEEN JAMIE, D O N PAT E R S O N A N D P E T E R M AC K AY

A timeless gift edition of the greatest poetic works from Scotland’s literary past, present and future. Edited by awardwinning poets Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson and Peter Mackay Kathleen Jamie is an award-winning Scottish poet and essayist, and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. She is the author of the acclaimed Findings, Sightlines and Surfacing.

Don Paterson’s poetry collections include Nil Nil, Rain and 40 Sonnets. He is Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews and since 1997 he has been

The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse is the definitive anthology of Scottish poetry, containing over three hundred poems ranging from the early medieval period through to the twenty-first century. This timeless collection paints a fullcolour portrait of Scotland’s poetic heritage and culture. Edited and introduced by award-winning poets Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson and Peter Mackay, and including poems by Robert Burns, Edwin Morgan, George Mackay Brown, Carol Ann Duffy and Liz Lochhead, The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse is a joyous celebration of Scotland’s literary past, present and future.

poetry editor at Picador.

Peter Mackay is a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Lewis. He is a poet, journalist and broadcaster and lectures in English Literature at the University of St Andrews.

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The Human Cosmos A Secret History of the Stars JO MARCHANT

A journey through the history of science and humankind’s relationship with the night sky and the cosmos beyond, from the author of Royal Society Prizeshortlisted Cure Dr Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist. She has a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London, and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and Nature, and her articles have appeared in the Guardian, Wired, Observer, New York Times and Washington Post. She is the author of Decoding the Heavens, shortlisted for the

‘Fascinating . . . inspiring and persuasive’ GUARDIAN For most of human history, we have had a close relationship with the stars. Once they shaped our religious beliefs, power structures, scientific advances and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. And it comes at a cost. The Human Cosmos is a tour of this history: from the Hall of the Bulls in Lascaux to Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars; from medieval monks grappling with the nature of time to Einstein realising that space and time are the same. It shows we need to rediscover the universe we inhabit, its effect on our health, and its potential for inspiration and revelation.

Royal Society Prize for Science Books, and Cure, shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and longlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.

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jomarchant.com Also by Jo Marchant: Cure £9.99 (9780857868855)

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The Story of Looking MARK COUSINS

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

Mark Cousins is a Northern Irish

‘Roams freely across history, art, film, photography, science and technology . . . Indispensable’ OBSERVER

author and filmmaker. His books include

‘You will gaze at it in wonder’ GUARDIAN

Widescreen: Watching. Real. People. Elsewhere and The Story of Film. His films – including I am Belfast, The First Movie, Atomic and The Story of Film: An Odyssey – have won a Peabody Award, the Prix Italia and the Stanley Kubrick Award, and have been shown in MoMA in New York, at the Cannes Film Festival

In The Story of Looking, Mark Cousins takes us on a lightningbright tour – in words and images – through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed over the centuries. From great works of art to holiday photos, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and history, protest and propaganda, and the refusal to look, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.

and around the world. He is Honorary Professor of Film at the University of Glasgow. He lives in Edinburgh.

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The Unusual Suspect The Remarkable True Story of a Modern-Day Robin Hood BEN MACHELL

The remarkable true story of a modernday Robin Hood, from Times feature writer Ben Machell ‘Completely fascinating . . . reads like a deep psychological thriller, but it’s real’ LEE CHILD Ben Machell is a feature writer for The Times and The Times Magazine and a contributor to publications including VICE, ES Magazine and Esquire. He has

‘Incredible’ CAITLIN MORAN It is 2007, a time of recession and impending climate crisis, and one young man decides to change the world.

been shortlisted for Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards. Ben has full and exclusive access to Stephen and his surviving diaries, as well as access to law enforcement and the key characters

Meet Stephen Jackley, a British geography student with Asperger’s Syndrome. Aged just twenty-one, obsessed with the idea of Robin Hood, and with no prior experience, he resolved to become a bank robber. He would steal from the rich and give to the poor.

involved in Jackley’s story on both sides of the Atlantic.

@ben_machell

Jackley used disguises, elaborate escape routes and replica pistols to successfully hold up a string of banks, making away with thousands of pounds. He committed ten robberies in south-west England over a six-month period and bank notes marked with ‘RH’ – ‘Robin Hood’ – began finding their way into the hands of the homeless. The police, despite their concerted efforts, had no idea what was going on or who was responsible. That is, until Jackley’s ambition got the better of him. This is his story.

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The Blood of Crows C A R O R A M S AY

The fourth instalment in the Anderson and Costello series turns personal for Anderson as he fights to clear his name Caro Ramsay is the Glaswegian author

while investigating a series of brutal

of the critically acclaimed DI Anderson

crimes targeting child victims

and DS Costello series, the first of which, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA’s New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. The ninth book in the series, The Suffering of Strangers, was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018.

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For DI Colin Anderson, there’s no such simple thing as right and wrong. As his seemingly clear-cut conviction of paedophile Skelpie Fairbairn is declared unsafe, Anderson finds himself under investigation. Pressure on the DI mounts as an elusive criminal mastermind known as the Puppeteer seems to be the link in a series of alarming events: a gangster torched alive; a teenage boy tortured then dropped off a bridge; and the suicide of a cop working on a decades-old, unsolved child kidnapping. When a young girl dies in Anderson’s arms after being left to drown, he is at his wits’ end. With Fairbairn as his only lead, is he prepared to dance with the devil to solve her murder?

Also in the Anderson and Costello series: Absolution £8.99 (9781786898739) Singing to the Dead £8.99 (9781786899071) Dark Water £8.99 (9781786898821) The Suffering of Strangers £8.99 (9781786896445) The Sideman £8.99 (9781838851019)

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RUTH OZEKI

A brilliantly inventive new novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. She is the awardwinning author of three novels, My Year of Meats, All Over Creation and A Tale for the Time Being, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize and translated into twenty-eight languages. She is affiliated with the Everyday Zen Foundation and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she teaches creative writing at Smith College and is the Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities.

things, by the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of A Tale for the Time Being After his father’s death, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house – a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn’t understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone: some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry and full of pain. As the voices grow more clamorous, Benny seeks refuge at a library, where objects are well-behaved and know to speak in whispers. There, Benny discovers a strange new world. He falls in love with an artist with a smug pet ferret, who uses the library as her performance space. He meets a homeless philosopher-poet. And he meets his very own Book – a talking thing – who narrates Benny’s life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter. With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz to climate change to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki – bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking. Also by Ruth Ozeki: A Tale for the Time Being £9.99 (9781786893901) All Over Creation £10.99 (9781782111160) My Year of Meats £9.99 (9781782111146)

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The Biggest Footprint ROB SEARS, ILLUSTRATED BY TOM SEARS

An illustrated, fact-filled book about climate change, by the bestselling author of The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump There are 7.7 billion of us. Rob Sears has written comedy and

All breathing, eating, drinking and thinking deep thoughts.

fiction for McSweeney’s and is the author of the hit humour titles The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin: Life Coach and Choose Your Own Apocalypse with Kim Jong-un & Friends. He lives in Finsbury Park with his wife

It’s an unimaginably large number. Or is it? Meet the megahuman: all the people in the world smooshed into one giant human being. Even though it’s a big, lumbering creature, the megahuman is slowly beginning to understand the problems it has created for Planet Earth’s future . . .

Grace.

Of his writing Rob says, ‘With my books, I plan to usher in a new era of sane

Drawing on brain-bending stats and the work of biomass boffins, The Biggest Footprint is a journey of self-discovery suitable for anyone and everyone identifying as human.

political leadership. Failing that I would like to raise a weak smile on the face of a disillusioned knowledge worker, during a lull in the hellacious rollercoaster timeline we inhabit.’

Also by Rob Sears: The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump £9.99 (9781786894724) Vladimir Putin: Life Coach £9.99 (9781786894694) Choose Your Own Apocalypse £9.99 (9781786898647)

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Stay Woke, Kids! KAZVARE KNOX

A searing and subversive collection of limericks covering topics from race to toxic masculinity, fully illustrated Kazvare Knox is an illustrator and

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graphic designer. Her work has been featured in Vogue (UK and Japan) and she has also collaborated with major brands such as Adidas and Facebook; in 2019 she held a pop-up exhibition at the Tate Modern.

Kazvare has BA (Hons.) in Classics

Stay Woke, Kids! is a blistering take on gender, race and privilege that cuts straight to the point – in rhyme. Told in limerick form, this collection covers issues like why ‘I’m colourblind’ makes no sense, fake allyship and how to channel the ways of Karen. Complete with sassy illustrations from the mastermind behind creative illustration lab Kazvare Made It, this is a delightfully caustic and refreshing book that will have readers thinking deeply and snorting out loud.

from the University of Warwick as well as a Masters in African Studies from SOAS. She has also worked at length in the youth and charity sector, developing programmes in London and internationally.

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MAT T HAIG, ILLUSTRATED BY CHRIS MOULD

Ahead of the film of A Boy Called Christmas comes a magical new adventure for Miika the mouse, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig THE EPIC ADVENTURE OF A TEENY-TINY HERO 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 nominated three times for the Carnegie Medal for

This is a tale of mice and magic. It is also a tale of great love (of cheese) and great danger. And learning the lesson that what matters most – when it comes to cheese and life – is not how strongly you smell but how strong you are on the inside.

his stories for children and young adults. The first book in his festive series, A Boy Called Christmas, has been made into a feature film with an all-star cast. He has sold more than two million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

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.

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Louis Wain’s Cats CHRIS BEETLES

The definitive visual biography of the iconic English artist, packed with weird Chris Beetles is a British art dealer with a world-leading specialisation in cartoons and illustrations and a gallery in St James’s, London. The Royal College of Art appointed him an Honorary Fellow in 2003 in recognition of his services to Illustration.

Since 1983, Chris Beetles has proved the main populariser of Louis Wain through a series of annual shows. He is now recognised as the leading authority on the artist, and is regularly approached by museums, auctions and collectors to adjudicate on the authenticity of the many works that appear on the market.

‘He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves’ H.G. Wells During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain’s cats, dressed as humans, portrayed that stylish Edwardian world having fun: at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Race and the Seaside, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is Wain’s world, funny, edgy and animated. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain’s work was held at the V&A in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable, and collected worldwide. This biography contains 300 plates of richness and variety, all faithfully reproduced from the original artwork. This book is jointly published by Chris Beetles Ltd and Canongate Books.

Courtesy Chris Beetles Gallery

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Fatal Ally TIM SEBASTIAN

A riveting thriller that journeys from the heart of Russia, to the US and Syria Your closest friend could be your deadliest foe A British intelligence operation to recover an asset from Moscow goes catastrophically wrong, compromised by a rogue element at the highest level of US government. So Margo Lane, one of MI6’s top agents, is ordered to deliver a message the White House won’t forget. Tim Sebastian is a television journalist and a former BBC correspondent in Moscow, Washington and Warsaw. He won the BAFTA Richard Dimbleby award in 1981 and Britain’s prestigious Royal Television Society Interviewer of the

Satisfied at the chance for retribution, Margo embarks on a mission that will take her from the violent heart of Russia to the edge of the civil war in Syria – until she is led to a terrifying personal decision she hoped she would never have to make. And Margo’s world is one where your conscience can get you killed.

Year award in 2000 and 2001. Memorable interviews with world leaders have included US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev. He is the author of nine previous novels.

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Inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear, this

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breathtaking debut novel tells the story of

had work published in the Cambridge

the most famous woman ever written out of literary history An Observer New Face of Fiction 2021 ‘I am the queen of two crowns, banished fifteen years, the famed and gilded woman, bad-luck baleful girl, mother of three small animals, now gone. I am fifty-five years old. I am Lear’s wife. I am here.’

Literary Review, Manchester Review, Antithesis, Wave Composition and elsewhere. She wrote the libretto for the highly acclaimed modern opera Dear Marie Stopes and has had works commissioned by the Arts Council, the Wellcome Trust and St Paul’s Cathedral. She was a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford, where she completed her PhD. Born in Australia, she now lives in Cork, Ireland.

Word has come. Care-bent King Lear is dead, driven mad and betrayed. His three daughters too, broken in battle. But someone has survived: Lear’s queen. Exiled to a nunnery years ago, written out of history, her name forgotten. Now she can tell her story.

Learwife is her first novel.

Though her grief and rage may threaten to crack the earth open, she knows she must seek answers. Why was she sent away in shame and disgrace? What has happened to Kent, her oldest friend and ally? And what will become of her now, in this place of women? To find peace she must reckon with her past and make a terrible choice – one upon which her destiny, and that of the entire abbey, rests. Giving unforgettable voice to a woman whose absence has been a tantalising mystery, Learwife is a breathtaking novel of loss, renewal and how history bleeds into the present.

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A dark and incisive collection of speculative short stories set in an Courttia Newland is the author of eight books including his much-lauded debut, The Scholar. His most recent novel is A River Called Time. He coedited

alternate future of interstellar space travel, robots, mythical creatures and the uncanny

The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain, and his short stories have featured in various anthologies and been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He was shortlisted for the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the 2010 Alfred Fagon Award. In 2016 he was also awarded the Tayner Barbers Award for

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‘One of the most imaginative, freethinking writers working today. I love his work’ SARAH HALL In his sharply crafted, unnerving first collection of speculative fiction shorts, Courttia Newland envisages an alternate future as lived by the African diaspora.

science fiction writing and the Roland Rees Bursary for playwriting. As a screenwriter, he has written episodes of Steve McQueen’s 2020 BBC series Small Axe.

Robots driven by all-too-human urges set out to colonise space; Kill Parties roam the streets of a post-apocalyptic world; a matriarchal race of mer creatures depends on interbreeding with mortals to survive; mysterious seeds appear in cities across the world, growing into the likeness of people in their vicinity.

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Through transfigured bodies and impossible encounters, Newland brings a sharp, fresh eye to age-old themes of the human capacity for greed, ambition and self-destruction, but ultimately of our strength and resilience.

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Forty years after John Edgar Wideman’s first book of stories comes this stunning collection that is vital reading for anyone interested in the state of America today

John Edgar Wideman’s books include, among others, American Histories, Writing to Save a Life, Philadelphia Fire and Brothers and Keepers. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice, won the Prix Femina Étranger, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. He is a MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement and the PEN/ Malamud Award for Excellence in the

A boy stands alone in his grandmother’s house, unable to enter the room in which his grandfather’s coffin lies, afraid the dead man may speak, afraid he won’t speak. Freddie Jackson’s song ‘You Are My Lady’ plays on the car radio as a son is brought to a prison cell in Arizona. A narrator contemplates the Atlanta child murders from 1979. Never satisfied to simply tell a story, Wideman continues to push form, with stories within stories, sentences that rise like a jazz solo with every connecting clause, voices that reflect who he is and where he’s from, and an exploration of time that entangles past and present. Whether historical or contemporary, intimate or expansive, the stories here represent a pioneering American writer whose innovation and imagination know no bounds.

Short Story. He divides his time between New York and France.

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News and How to Use It What to Believe in a Fake News World ALAN RUSBRIDGER

An A-Z guide on how we stay informed in the era of Fake News, from the former Guardian Editor-in-Chief ‘If you are interested in the mechanics of the news . . . then this book is a must’ NIHAL ARTHANAYAKE, BBC R5 LIVE 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

‘Smart, relevant and punchy . . . a powerful light in the darkness’ EVENING STANDARD People everywhere feel ever more alienated from – and mistrustful of – news and those who make it. We no longer seem to know who or what to believe. We are living through a crisis of ‘information chaos’. News and How to Use It is a glossary for this bewildering age. From AI to Bots, from Climate Crisis to Fake News, from Clickbait to Trolls (and more), here is the definitive user’s guide for how to stay informed, tell truth from fiction and hold those in power accountable in the modern age.

of Play It Again and Breaking News. He lives in London and Oxford, where he is Principal of Lady Margaret Hall and chairs the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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STRANGER THAN KINDNESS Nick Cave 9781838852245 · £35

WE Yevgeny Zamyatin, introduced by Margaret Atwood 9781838850586 · £14.99

THE SHADOW KING Maaza Mengiste 9781838851170 · £9.99 THE ART OF DYING Ambrose Parry 9781786896735 · £8.99

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THE SECRET POLITICAL ADVISER Michael Spicer 9781838853143 · £9.99 THE INFINITE Patience Agbabi 9781786899651 · £6.99


A l l - T ime B estse l l ers

SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT Samin Nosrat 9781782112303 · £35

HOW MUSIC WORKS David Byrne 9780857862525 · £17.99

MY NAME IS WHY Lemn Sissay 9781786892362 · £9.99

REASONS TO STAY ALIVE Matt Haig 9781782116820 · £9.99

DREAMS FROM MY FATHER Barack Obama 9781782119258 · £9.99

THE LONELY CITY Olivia Laing 9781782111252 · £9.99

LIFE OF PI Yann Martel 9781786891686 · £8.99

THE LIVING MOUNTAIN Nan Shepherd 9780857861832 · £9.99

THE OUTRUN Amy Liptrot 9781786894229 · £9.99

GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP Adam Mansbach 9780857862655 · £10.99

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