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J by Howard Jacobson hardback release

J by Howard Jacobson hardback release

Making it through to the Booker Prize 2014 longlist before your book has even been released is a pretty impressive feat for Howard Jacobson and his dystopian love story J, but the good news is that the release date is finally upon us. Criticism for the prize and judging panel decisions aside, you can’t take(…)

The Booker Prize 2014 Longlist revealed

The Booker Prize 2014 Longlist revealed

The Booker Prize 2014 Longlist has recently been revealed by this years judges, and while it’s the first in its history to admit novels from anywhere in the world, it’s also managed to become one of the most criticised longlists in its history for its narrow outlook. With complaints over a lack of international focus,(…)

Toby Litt’s Life-Like brings more short stories to bear

Toby Litt’s Life-Like brings more short stories to bear

The rigidly alphabetic flow of Toby Litt’s back catelogue has led us all the way to the letter L this year, following eighteen years dedicated to the concept, and the title in question is Life-Like, returning the British writer to his short story roots. With a world view distribution of stories, it looks set to(…)

Nayomi Munaweera’s Island Of A Thousand Mirrors reiterates Sri Lanka turmoil

Nayomi Munaweera’s Island Of A Thousand Mirrors reiterates Sri Lanka turmoil

Stories of conflict, turmoil and hardship are often told through the narrative of a family’s struggle, or the power of love in the face of adversity, and in Island Of A Thousand Mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera combines the two to reiterate the difficulties experienced in Sri Lanka during the civil war, and the need for unity.(…)

Anthony Harowitz writes Moriarty in the wake of Holmes’ death

Anthony Harowitz writes Moriarty in the wake of Holmes’ death

Anthony Harowitz breathed new life into the literary world of Sherlock Holmes back in 2011 with The House Of Silk, and later this year he’ll be doing it again for the Arthur Conan-Doyle series in his new novel, Moriarty. With BBC’s Sherlock still a firm favourite the world over, Holmes is more popular than ever,(…)

Terry Pratchett to release Dragons At Crumbling Castle short stories collection

Terry Pratchett to release Dragons At Crumbling Castle short stories collection

While it’s a body of work Terry Pratchett first began when he was just a teenager, his long shelved series of short stories for children will soon be getting resurfaced, published together for the first time in Dragons At Crumbling Castle. With everything from knights and dragons to the abominable snowman and dastardly criminals, it(…)

A Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy (Hardback) by Daniel Clery

A Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy (Hardback) by Daniel Clery

Energy production is a massive topic all by itself and has been for a long time, but it becomes even more tricky when you approach it from the angle of a technology that hasn’t yet been realised by scientists, which is why A Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy (Hardback) by Daniel(…)

The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil gets set for hardback release

The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil gets set for hardback release

Dystopian themed books have gone on to be some of the best literature ever published, with George Orwell as the most regarded contributor with his classic 1984, and Josh Weil is about to add to the potential with the hardback release of The Great Glass Sea. Set in an alternate present day Russia it has(…)

The Gypsy Goddess, by Meena Kandasamy

The Gypsy Goddess, by Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy released her debut novel, The Gypsy Goddess, last month and from the synopsis alone it sounds like it has the potential to be one to add to the must-read list. Centering on the village-based struggle of oppressed peasants as the murmurings of decent starts to spread, it’s wrapped up in themes of power,(…)

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