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The State We’re In 6 Negroland 7 Do Not Say We Have Nothing 8 The Tidal Zone 9 Pinpoint 10 The Planet Remade 11 All for Nothing 11 Alive, Alive Oh! 12 A Florence Diary 13 The Way to the Spring 14 Multiple Choice 15 Everything is Happening 16 Paulina & Fran 16 Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are? 17 Love of Country 18 The Story of a Brief Marriage 19 A Ghost’s Story 20 New American Stories 20 A Good Life 21 The Hotel Years 21 The Dig 22

The Long Dry 22 Everything I Found on the Beach 22 Cove 23 The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard 24 No Art 25

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Granta Books July - December 2016


The State We’re In Maine Stories

Ann Beattie A magnificent new collection of linked stories from a multiple prize-winning master of the form.

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his is the first new collection in a decade from the writer that John Updike credited with creating ‘an entirely different kind of short story’. Cool, ironic and witty, these stories are sharply observed, but underpinned with a quiet tenderness.

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Told through the voices of women of all ages, it explores their doubts and desires and reveals the unexpected moments and glancing epiphanies of daily life. Beattie’s voice is mesmerising and her keen insight into the human heart cuts through our preconceptions and prejudices. The State We’re In is a pitch-perfect meditation on the singular strangeness of life. ‘Beattie’s wry voice, intimate narration, and tart characterization remain instantly recognizable’ Paris Review

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ann beattie is the author of nine short story collections and eight novels. She has been included in four O. Henry Award collections, in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century, and in Jennifer Egan’s The Best American Short Stories 2014. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story.

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‘Few, if any, have matched her seamless combination of biting wit and mordant humor, precise irony and consummate cool’ New York Times


Negroland A Memoir

Margo Jefferson At once incendiary and icy, celebratory and elegiac, this deeply felt meditation on race, sex and American culture is told through the prism of the author’s rarefied upbringing and education among Chicago’s black elite.

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he daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among the great and good of Chicago’s black elite. She calls this society ‘Negroland’: ‘a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty’. With privilege came expectation. Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments  –  the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of post-racial America – Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions.

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‘A marvellous, complex, stimulating and thoughtprovoking personal history’ Geoff Dyer ‘A masterpiece’ Hilton Als memoir £12.99 June Demy 216 × 135mm TPB 256pp b/w photos

‘Jefferson’s candor, and the courage and rigor of her critic’s mind, recall a number of America’s greatest thinkers on race... Revelatory’ Tracy K. Smith, New York Times

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The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, margo jefferson was for years a theatre and book critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. She is the author of On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts.

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July

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

August

Madeleine Thien A magnificent and epic novel about the farreaching effects of China’s revolutionary history, told through the stories of two interlinked musical families from the 1940s to the present day.

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n 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-ming. She tells the story of her family under Chairman Mao: a history of revolutionary idealism, music and silence. During China’s relentless Cultural Revolution, three musicians struggle to remain loyal to one another and the music to which they have devoted their lives, with deep and lasting consequences for Ai-ming – and for Marie.

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‘Fiction like this, clear-eyed and truthful, can give a shape to the chaos of history... The quiet elegance of Thien’s writing makes a brutal story powerful and moving’ The Times ‘Utterly convincing’ Financial Times

madeleine thien is the author of the story collection Simple Recipes and the novels Certainty and Dogs at the Perimeter, which was shortlisted for Berlin’s 2014 International Literature Award and won the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2015 LiBeraturpreis. The daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants to Canada, she lives in Montreal.

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Exquisitely and tenderly written, Do Not Say We Have Nothing is a gripping evocation of one of the most significant political regimes of the 20th century, and an unforgettable meditation on China today.


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The Tidal Zone Sarah Moss August

A poignant, funny and engrossing exploration of family life centred around a cataclysmic event and its aftermath, from the author of Night Waking and Signs for Lost Children.

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dam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. One day, he receives a call from his daughter’s school to inform him that, for no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Miriam has collapsed and stopped breathing. This exceptionally courageous and unflinching novel goes where most of us wouldn’t dare to look, and the result is riveting – almost unbearably sad, but also miraculously funny and ultimately hopeful. It confirms Sarah Moss as a unique voice in modern fiction and a writer of luminous intelligence. Praise for Signs for Lost Children:

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November

‘Full of humanity, historical insight and beautiful writing... If there is one author you take a chance on this year, let it be her’ The Times ‘A compelling, often harrowing, occasionally heartbreaking read’ Guardian

sarah moss is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of  Warwick. She is the author of four novels: Cold Earth, Night Waking, Bodies of Light and Signs for Lost Children, and a memoir, Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland, which was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2013.

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‘Stunning... the richness of Moss’s work is astonishing’ Independent

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Pinpoint How GPS is Changing Our World

August

Greg Milner The riveting story of GPS (Global Positioning System) and how it is affecting our brains, our technology, our culture and the way we think about ourselves in the world.

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ver the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary utility which is omnipresent, universal and available to all – the Global Positioning System (GPS). Neither the internet nor the cloud would work without it, and it makes possible everything from the smartphone in your pocket to the Mars rover. From its conceptual origins as a bomb guidance system with classified status to its present ubiquity as one of the most important technologies in the world, Pinpoint tells the remarkable story of GPS and reveals the way that the technologies we design to help us can end up shaping our lives. Praise for Perfecting Sound Forever:

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‘A marvellous story told with passion and genuine, original insight’ Sunday Herald 978 1 84708 708 9 (TPB) 978 1 84708 710 2 (Ebook)

‘[A] superbly researched book... absorbing’ Metro

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‘Milner’s appreciation is wide and deep... [his] passionate love of music resonates throughout’ Guardian

greg milner is the author of Perfecting Sound Forever, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A former editor at Spin, his writing has also appeared in Slate, the Village Voice, Wired, Salon, New York, Blender, Rolling Stone, the Word, the Sunday Times and the Journal of Technology in Human Services. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Planet Remade How Geoengineering Could Change the World

Oliver Morton August

Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015, a deep history of climate change and a controversial response to the climate crisis: geoengineering. ‘Ambitious [and] enthralling’ Sunday Times ‘If you are going to read one book on climate engineering, it should be [this]... richly entertaining [and] too important to be reserved for experts’ Nature

‘One of the most important and provocative books I’ve read in years’ Hari Kunzru oliver morton is Briefings Editor for the Economist. He is the author of Mapping Mars and Eating the Sun, and has written for, among others, Nature, the Independent, the New Yorker and Wired.

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September

‘[A] timely book... intriguing and persuasive’ Observer

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October

All for Nothing Walter Kempowski Translated from the German by Anthea Bell

November

The remarkable final novel from one of Germany’s great post-war writers, about the delusions of a wealthy German family in the last days of the Third Reich. ‘A beautiful, forgiving and compassionate book… confirming Kempowski as a truly great writer’ Guardian

‘Brilliant; vivid, unsentimental, fast moving, cinematic... as a feat of storytelling it surpasses even Grass’s Crabwalk... [A] masterwork’ Irish Times SWANSONG 1945 PB £12.99 978 1 84708 641 9

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walter kempowski (1929–2007) was acclaimed for his collection of accounts of  WWII, including Swansong 1945. All for Nothing, a bestseller in Germany, sealed his literary reputation.

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‘A novel of profound depth and originality’ Sunday Times

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July

Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things that Matter

August

Diana Athill

September

The paperback of the critically lauded and immensely popular Alive, Alive Oh!, in which Diana Athill writes vivaciously, poignantly and with extraordinary clarity about what really matters in the end, from the remarkable vantage point of her late nineties. ‘Simultaneously brief and abundant, earthly and spiritual . . . [written] with her usual clarity, frankness and unsentimentality’ Sunday Telegraph, ‘Book of the Week’

October

‘Infused with joie de vivre’ Independent ‘News from that high plateau of old age . . . full of clear, fresh air and bright distance’ Guardian, ‘Book of the Week’ ‘[There are] many treasures in this heterogeneous cabinet of curiosities’ Financial Times November

‘It is a vivid sensual apprehension of physical pleasure beyond the erotic that informs the best writing in this book’ Evening Standard 978 1 78378 272 7 (PB) 978 1 78378 255 0 (Ebook) previously published: November 2015 198 × 129 mm HB £12.99 978 1 78378 254 3

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A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

diana athill was born in 1917. She helped establish André Deutsch and worked as an editor for the publishing company for four decades. She is the author of six volumes of memoirs, a novel and a collection of letters. In January 2009, she won the Costa Biography Award for Somewhere Towards the End, and was presented with an OBE. She lives in London.

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A Florence Diary Diana Athill August September

A recently discovered gem from the bestselling author of Somewhere Towards the End: the charming and vivacious diary of Diana Athill’s holiday to Florence in the late 1940s, in a beautiful small hardback illustrated with photographs from the period.

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Written with an arresting immediacy and infused with an exhilarating joie de vivre, A Florence Diary is a bright, colourful evocation of a time long lost, and a vibrant portrait of a city that will be deliciously familiar to any contemporary traveller.

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n August 1947, Diana Athill travelled to Florence by the Golden Arrow train for a twoweek holiday with her good friend Pen. In this playful diary of that trip, Athill recorded her observations and adventures – eating with (and paid for by) the hopeful men they meet on their travels, admiring architectural sights, sampling delicious pastries, eking out their budget and getting into scrapes.

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‘An extraordinary guiding intelligence – sceptical, amused, humane’ New Statesman

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‘Eloquent, often very funny, a natural writer’ Sunday Telegraph

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‘Startling and enjoyable, not to say riveting... Athill’s own forte is describing people’ TLS

January

alejandro zambra is the author of the story collection My Documents, a finalist for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and three previous novels: Ways of Going Home, The Private Lives of Trees, and Bonsai. In 2010, he was named one of Granta's Best Young Spanish-language Novelists. 


July

The Way To the Spring Life and Death in Palestine

August

Ben Ehrenreich Brave, lucid and beautifully written, this is a searing account of life in Palestine from an award-winning writer and journalist.

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ver the past three years, Ben Ehrenreich has shared the laughter, fury and sorrow of people in cities and villages across the West Bank. He has witnessed the extremes to which they are pushed, the daily deprivation and oppression that they face, the strategies they construct to survive it – stoicism, resignation, rebellion, humour and a stubborn, defiant joy. Blending political and historical context with the personal stories of the people Ehrenreich meets, The Way to the Spring is a testimony, a provocation and an unflinching act of witnessing. Advance praise:

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‘Palestinian lives matter to Ehrenreich, and he writes about them from the bottom-up, with hard-boiled lyricism, novelistic intimacy and a revolutionary’s sense of urgency… The Way to the Spring is more than a work of journalism. It is a freedom song, burning with humanity’ Adam Shatz, Contributing Editor, London Review of Books

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ben ehrenreich is the author of two novels, Ether and The Suitors. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine and the London Review of Books, among other publications. A recipient of the National Magazine Award, he lives in Los Angeles.

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Multiple Choice Alejandro Zambra August

Completely unlike anything you’ve read before: this playful, poignant, genrebending novel-cum-entrance examination tells a story of copying, cheating, faking and fucking up.

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eader, your life is full of choices. Some will bring you joy and others will bring you heartache. Will you choose to cheat (in life, the examination that follows)? Will you fall in love? If so, will you remember her name and the number of freckles on her back? Will you, when all’s said and done, deserve a kick in the balls? Will you find, here, in this slender book, fictions that entertain and puzzle you? Relax, concentrate, dispel any anxious thoughts. Let the world around you settle and fade. Are you ready? Now turn over your papers, and begin. Praise for Alejandro Zambra:

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‘One of the writers of my generation that I most admire. Never a wasted word. Never a false note... an utterly unique voice, one I go back to again and again’ Daniel Alarcón

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‘When I think about Zambra, I feel happy for the future of fiction’ Adam Thirlwell

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alejandro zambra is the author of the story collection My Documents, a finalist for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and three previous novels: Ways of Going Home, The Private Lives of Trees, and Bonsai. In 2010, he was named one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-language Novelists.


July

Everything is Happening Journey into a Painting

Michael Jacobs August

A beguiling blend of art history, memoir and travel writing which delves into the mysteries and meanings of Las Meninas, Velázquez’s iconic masterpiece. ‘One of the great non-fiction writers of this and the last century... [displays] his wide-eyed openness to wonder; his altogether un-English rush of enthusiasm... An exceptionally gifted writer’ Simon Schama, Financial Times

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‘Insatiably curious... [An] entrancing memoir’ Independent

michael jacobs was the author of Andes and The Robber of Memories, among many other books. He divided his time between London and a remote Spanish village. He died in January 2014.

Paulina & Fran November

Rachel B. Glaser A riotous, laugh-out-loud story of friendship and prickly, ever-elusive love; for readers of Miranda July, Sheila Heti and Tao Lin.

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‘Unlike anything I’ve read before… [it] ambushed me and gave me faith’ New Yorker ‘Books of the Year’ ‘Full of crackly sharp sentences [and] moments of darkly poignant humour’ Independent on Sunday fiction £7.99 September B format 198 × 129 mm PB 256 pp Selling Territories: NCR Rights: SL Agent: WME

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‘Irreverent... moreish’ Irish Times ‘Books of the Year’

Writer and artist rachel b. glaser is the author of a story collection, Pee on Water, and MOODS, a book of poetry. In 2013 she received the McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Fiction Award.

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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

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Frans de Waal From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence.

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hat separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self or your grasp of past and future – all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet’s preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have been eroded by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the octopuses that use coconut shells as tools, the elephants that classify humans by age, gender and language, or Ayumu, the young chimpanzee whose photographic memory puts that of humans to shame. Drawing on extensive studies of a wide range of animals, de Waal demonstrates that we have grossly underestimated both the scope and depth of animal intelligence.

© Catherine Marin

‘This is a remarkable book by a remarkable scientist’ Edward O. Wilson, University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

November

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frans de waal has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. The author of Our Inner Ape, among many other works, he is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s Psychology Department. He lives in Atlanta.

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‘An astonishingly broad-spectrum book… Readers come away a lot smarter’ Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words:What Animals Think and Feel

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Love of Country A Hebridean Journey

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Madeleine Bunting

September

An extraordinary journey deep into the history and landscape of the Hebrides, exploring the islands’ turbulent history, their cultural influence, and how they have shaped Britain, from the award-winning author of The Plot.

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‘Bunting’s multidimensional chronicle is among the very best pieces of non-fiction to have been published in a long while’ Simon Schama ‘Intriguing and elegant’ Sunday Times

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ew landscapes are as iconic as the islands facing the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern Scottish coast. Home to a long and rich Gaelic tradition, the Hebrides have attracted saints and sinners, artists and writers, inspiring awe and dread, and deep attachment. Madeleine Bunting travelled these islands over six years, exploring their astonishing landscapes, histories and magnetic pull, and delving into the meanings of home and belonging, which in the Hebrides have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. More significant still is their influence beyond their shores, in shaping the relationship between Scotland and England, and how they have informed current debates about what Britain has meant – for good and for ill.

‘Delightful and fascinating’ Metro

madeleine bunting was for many years a columnist for the Guardian. Born in North Yorkshire, she read History at Cambridge. She is the author of The Plot: A Biography of an English Acre, The Model Occupation and Willing Slaves. She lives in London with her family.

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‘Well researched and beautifully written’ Guardian

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The Story of a Brief Marriage Anuk Arudpragasam

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An unforgettable literary debut set during the final days of the Sri Lankan civil war, portraying two people’s struggle to create a human relationship when being human has become impossible.

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inesh is a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers. Desensitized to the horror all around him, life has been pared back to the essentials: eat, sleep, survive. All this changes when he is approached one morning by an older man who asks him to marry his daughter Ganga, in the belief that victorious soldiers would be less likely to harm a married woman. For a few brief hours, Dinesh and Ganga tentatively explore their new and unexpected connection, trying to understand themselves and each other, until the war once more closes over them.

November

‘A work of furious, hypnotic beauty – honest and unsparing in its engagement with the consequences of war, and brilliantly tender and generous in its portrayal of love’ Dinaw Mengestu

© Jenny Grigg

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‘Powerful and nuanced’ Siddhartha Deb

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‘Very seldom in a reading life does a novel alter your sense not only of literature but of the world. This extraordinary debut is of that class... Anuk Arudpragasam has written a great book. I will never forget it’ Garth Greenwell

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July

A Ghost’s Story A Novel

Lorna Gibb August

The novelised life of the Katie King spirit: a tale of desire and delusion, belief and illusion. ‘Playful, highly readable, and a paean to the mystery and unknowability of the creative imagination’ Independent

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September

‘A fascinating story of what it might be like to be a ghost, and the longing in us that makes us want them to exist’ Lesley McDowell, ‘Book of the Year’, Sunday Herald

New American Stories November

Edited by Ben Marcus A definitive collection of contemporary American stories, from established masters of the form such as Don DeLillo and Lydia Davis to trailblazers Rebecca Curtis and Rachel B. Glaser.

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‘A landmark collection... a book to wrestle with as well as enjoy... At once absolutely contemporary and timeless’ James Lasdun, Guardian

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July

A Good Life Philosophy from Cradle to Grave

Mark Rowlands August

From the bestselling author of The Philosopher and the Wolf comes a gripping and provocative account of one man’s life through a philosophical lens. ‘Rowlands is an excellent communicator of philosophy and so the discussions he gives to Myshkin, Nicolai and Olga are all well worth reading. He often manages to sum up paragraphs with the kind of pithy aphorism that makes you stop and take stock’ Observer 978 1 84708 950 2 (PB) 978 1 84708 951 9 (Ebook)

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October

The Hotel Years Wanderings in Europe between the Wars

Joseph Roth November

Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann

An instant classic from the author of The Radetzky March; a new selection of writings from inter-war Italy, Germany, Russia, Albania and Ukraine, by turns poignant, witty and unsettling.

‘Displays his genius from every angle, as a rebel, a loyalist and a man of compassion... wonderful’ Jan Morris, Daily Telegraph ***** the radetzky march PB £8.99 978 1 84708 614 3

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joseph roth (1894 –1939), a great writer of the 20th century, was an Austrian Jewish journalist and novelist. michael hofmann is a poet and translator of works by Brecht and Kafka, among others.

December

‘So consistently incisive that we devour the lot, compulsively’ Independent


July

The Dig Cynan Jones

August

A short, searing novel that follows the interlocking fates of a solitary badger baiter, and a grieving farmer who struggles to keep his life from falling apart. ‘It is raw, brutal stuff, and Jones tells it with freshly scoured clarity… a marvellous novel’ The Times

October

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The Long Dry In this powerful, prize-winning novel of rural life and familial loss, a farmer’s journey to find a missing cow leads him to see his true distance from the ones he loves – and to the uneasy sense that something is about to change. ‘Lovely, poignant… and resonant’ Sarah Waters

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Everything I Found on the Beach Packing the tension of a thriller and the emotional heft of a tragedy, this tautly crafted novel traces the lives of three strangers, drawn together by chance and the desire for something more. ‘An excellent novel. Beautiful and haunting...[it] will make your heart race’ Time Out ****

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Cove Cynan Jones August

From the Jerwood Award-winning author of The Dig, here is a short, sharp shock of a book about a man and a boat, adrift and alone in deep, uncertain waters.

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ut at sea, in a sudden storm, a man is struck by lightning. When he wakes, injured and adrift, his memory of who he is and how he came to be there is all but shattered. Now he must pit himself against the pain and rely on his instincts to get back to shore, and to the woman he dimly senses waiting for him. With its taut narrative and its visceral portrait of a man locked in an uneven struggle with the forces of nature, this is a powerful new work from one of the most distinctive voices in British fiction.

October

Praise for The Dig: ‘Dark, tense and vital... utterly absorbing’ Guardian November

‘We can only wonder at what this singular voice might create next’ Metro ‘Extraordinarily powerful... Strong, stark and beautifully written... utterly unique’ Financial Times

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cynan jones is the author of the novels The Long Dry (winner of a Betty Trask Award), Everything I Found on the Beach, Bird, Blood, Snow and The Dig (winner of a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award and the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize).


July

The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard Ivan Chistyakov

August

Translated from the Russian by Arch Tait

A unique testimony from the Soviet Gulag – a prison guard’s private diary, written between 1935 and 1936.

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September

histyakov, Ivan Petrovich, repressed in 1937–38. Killed at the front in Tula Province in 1941.’

These words on a note, this diary and a blurred snapshot are all that remain of Ivan Chistyakov, senior guard at one of the Baikal-Amur Corrective Labour Camps.

November

October

A cultured ex-city dweller, with a nostalgia for pre-Revolutionary Russia, Chistyakov is a sharpeyed and humane witness. From stumbling, poetic musings on the bitter landscape of the taiga to matter-of-fact grumbles about the inefficiency of his stove; from accounts of the brutal conditions of the camp to reflections on the cruelty of loneliness, Chistyakov’s diary is an astonishing record of the suffering of the Gulag.

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ivan chistyakov was a Muscovite who was expelled from the Communist Party during the purges of the late 1920s and early 1930s. He commanded an armed guard unit on a section of BAM, the Baikal–Amur Railway, which was built by forced labour. He was killed in 1941.

January

arch tait was awarded the PEN Literature in Translation Prize in 2010. To date he has translated 27 other books from the Russian.

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July

No Art Poems

Ben Lerner August

From the author of the bestselling novels Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04, here is a dazzling collection of award-winning poetry.

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September

o Art brings together Ben Lerner’s three acclaimed volumes of poetry, along with a handful of newer poems, to present a decade-long exploration of the relationship between form and meaning, between private experience and public expression. Here is an exhilarating argument both with America and with poetry itself, in which the language of medicine and the military is overlaid with echoes of Whitman and Keats, clichés are cracked open and made new, and formal experiments disclose new possibilities of thought and feeling. No Art confirms Ben Lerner as one of the most searching and ambitious poets working today.

October

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‘Dark, hilarious... this is a reading experience nearly impossible to forget’ New Orleans Review

November

‘Lerner’s [poems] make their mark in bursts of invention and surprise... sharp, ambitious and impressive’ Boston Review

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ben lerner has received Fulbright, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships. A finalist for the National Book Award in poetry, Lerner was the first American to win the Münster Prize for International Poetry. Leaving the Atocha Station won the Believer Book of the Year Award, and 10:04 was shortlisted for the Folio Prize.

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July

Granta 136: Followers

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Edited by Sigrid Rausing

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hat leads us to accept a particular belief, credo or fact? What’s the difference between conviction, groupthink and madness? And when should we start asking questions?   This issue of Granta looks at cults, faiths and ideologies, and asks how they turn us into followers. ‘Shunning happens by order of the elders. It involves a complete denial of the individual’s existence... It is murder without killing and it creates deep-seated wells of rage that find no release.’ Miriam Toews ‘And if I lose my faith and stray from the straight path, where will I end up? There is both darkness and a secret longing in that question: a little green light. A jubilant exit sign. Out of here.’ Matilda Gustavsson

November

‘She laughed, but it was airless, and Peter saw the tired hunch of her shoulders and understood that they would never leave.’ Emma Cline Also featuring Andrea Stuart on the feminist porn industry, Shalom Auslander on Orthodox Judaism and Roberto Saviano on hiding out from the Italian mafia – along with Tim Adams, Lauren Baldwin, Sam Lipsyte, Gwendoline Riley, Aatish Taseer, Adam Thorpe and many more.

December

Praise for Granta: ‘Quite simply, the most impressive literary magazine of its time’ Daily Telegraph

January

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Granta 137: Animalia Edited by Sigrid Rausing

October

This issue of Granta asks writers, poets and artists how we fit into the animal kingdom. Featuring work from writers such as Rebecca Giggs, Han Kang and Laline Paull among many others.

September

Animal rights campaigners draw our attention to pig factories, battery hens and cattle containers, while goods marked as ‘free range’, ‘organic’ and ‘ethically sourced’ fill the aisles of our supermarkets. And as new developments in animal cognition force us to concede fewer distinguishing characteristics between us and them, the neighbouring species have begun to occupy a new place in our culture.

August

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he animal kingdom: a world that we alternately identify with and distance ourselves from. We love animals as pets, we weave them into our myths and fables and then we breed them under conditions of terrible cruelty just so we can eat them cheaply.

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July

The 13th Labour of Hercules Inside the Greek Crisis

Yannis Palaiologos August

Updated with a new 8,000-word epilogue to incorporate the events of 2015; a riveting insider’s account of the social, cultural and political forces behind Greece’s recent financial crisis and its aftermath.

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‘A searing account of Greece’s nightmare of the past five years’ Economist

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‘A devastating portrait of Greek society in the period since the signing of the country’s austerity plan with its foreign creditors in May 2010… Palaiologos clinically dissects a dysfunctional economy… [in] this exceptionally well-written account’ Dani Rodrik, author of The Globalization Paradox yannis palaiologos is a features reporter for Kathimerini newspaper in Athens. He studied PPE and postgraduate philosophy at New College, Oxford.

Aftershock The Untold Story of Surviving Peace

November

Matthew Green A gripping and groundbreaking book that tells the inside story of how the men and women we dispatch to fight our battles adapt to life outside the combat zone. ‘[This is] a work of integrity and substance... it ought to be read by every [government] minister’ Spectator

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December

‘Compelling, humbling and hugely inspiring accounts from the real heroes of our era. We have a duty to understand what these men have given on our behalf’ Bear Grylls non-fiction £8.99 July 336p B format 198 × 129mm PB Selling Territories: ALL Rights: US, TN, SL Agent: Conville & Walsh

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‘An urgent manifesto’ Daily Telegraph the wizard of the nile PB £8.99 978 1 84627 031 4

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July

The Nakano Thrift Shop Hiromi Kawakami

August

Translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell

September

From the bestselling author of Strange Weather in Tokyo, a bewitching new novel set in a second-hand shop: a story about treasure troves and bargain hunters, old friends and new loves.

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hen Hitomi takes a job on the cash register of a neighbourhood thrift store, she finds herself drawn into a very idiosyncratic community. There is Mr Nakano, an enigmatic ladies’ man with several ex-wives; his artistic, eccentric sister Masayo Nakano; and Hitomi’s fellow employee, the shy but charming Takeo. Every day customers from the neighbourhood pass in and out as curios are bought and sold, each one containing its own surprising story. When Hitomi and Takeo begin to fall for one another, they find themselves in the centre of their own drama – and on the edge of many others.

November

Praise for Strange Weather in Tokyo: ‘Enchanting, moving and funny... A perfect love story’ Stylist ‘True love is celebrated with humour, grace and pathos’ ‘Books of the Year’, Irish Times ‘An exquisite poem of time and mutability… a delicate and haunting novel’ Independent

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December

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July

The History Thieves Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation

August

Ian Cobain

September

From the author of Cruel Britannia, this revelatory book exposes the culture of concealment at the heart of the British state – from the secret wars of the past century to covert surveillance today.

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October

he first Official Secrets Act, passed in 1889, allowed the government to limit and monitor what the public could, and should, be told. Since then, Britain’s governments have promised us freedom and transparency, while taking great pains to hide their actions from us. From the concealment of Bletchley Park, and its successor GCHQ, to the unreported conflicts of the 1960s and 1970s; from hidden links with terrorists to the state’s peacetime surveillance techniques, Cobain offers a fresh appraisal of our history and uncovers the complex bureaucratic machine that enables our governments to operate unchecked and to keep their secrets hidden.

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‘I will not forget what I have learnt from this book, and I will be telling others about it for years to come’ PJ Harvey

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City of  Thorns Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Ben Rawlence August

An exceptional work of reportage that takes the reader inside Dadaab, the world’s biggest and most notorious refugee camp, through the stories of the people who live there. A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ‘Magisterial’ LA Times

‘This book should be required reading’ Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love ben rawlence, a former researcher for Human Rights Watch, is the author of Radio Congo. He has written for numerous publications including the Guardian, the London Review of Books and Prospect.

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September

‘A remarkable book’ Caroline Moorehead, New York Times Book Review

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October

Human Acts Han Kang Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith

November

An award-wining and controversial bestseller in South Korea: this riveting, poetic and powerful novel comes from the author of the highly acclaimed The Vegetarian.

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outh Korea, Gwangju, 1980. In the wake of a viciously suppressed student uprising, a boy searches for his friend’s corpse, a consciousness searches for its abandoned body, and a brutalised country searches for a voice.


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Index A

F

Aftershock 32 Alive, Alive Oh! 12 All for Nothing 11 Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are? 17 Arudpragasam, Anuk 19 Athill, Diana 12–13

Florence Diary, A

B Beattie, Ann Bunting, Madeleine

6 18

C Chistyakov, Ivan City of Thorns Cobain, Iain Cove

24 35 32 23

D de Waal, Frans Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard, The Dig, The Do Not Say We Have Nothing

17 24 22 8

N 13

G Gibb, Lorna Ghost’s Story, A Glaser, Rachel B. Good Life, A Granta 136: Followers Granta 137: Animalia Green, Matthew

20 20 16 21 28 29 32

Nakano Thrift Shop, The Negroland New American Stories No Art

33 7 20 25

P Palaiologos, Yannis Paulina & Fran Planet Remade, The Pinpoint

32 16 11 10

R

H Han, Kang History Thieves, The Hotel Years, The Human Acts

36 34 21 36

J Jacobs, Michael 16 Jefferson, Margo 7 Jones, Cynan 22–23 K Kawakami, Hiromi Kempowski, Walter

E

L

Ehrenreich, Ben 14 Everything is Happening 16 Everything I Found on the Beach 22

Lerner, Ben Long Dry, The Love of Country

33 11

25 22 18

M

Rawlence, Ben Roth, Joseph Rowlands, Mark 21 S State We’re In, The Story of a Brief Marriage, The

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20 10 11 9 15

6 19

T Thien, Madeleine 8 13th Labour of Hercules, The 32 Tidal Zone, The 9 W Way to the Spring, The

14

Z Zambra, Alejandro

Marcus, Ben Milner, Greg Morton, Oliver Moss, Sarah Multiple Choice

35 21

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Granta Publications Catalogue July to December 2016  
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