Every year there are amazing books written and brilliant new writers to be discovered but there is a hint of something extra special going on at the moment. With writers like Lisa Halliday and Sally Rooney I feel we are heralding in a new golden age of novelists. Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry reads like a classic from the Richard Yates era and Sally Rooney’s Normal People is so assured and meticulously insightful you would be forgiven thinking both these writers were midway through their careers not at the start of them. You can add Dana Czapnik’s The Falconer to this list. It is quite simply an extraordinary novel and I don’t think I can adequately describe how much I love this book. … More Dana Czapnik’s THE FALCONER
This is a novel that permeates through you, long after you finish it and is a truly exception debut.
… More Atticus Lish’s PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT LIFE
The final instalment in the Dave Hooper trilogy brings events to an epic crescendo.
… More John Birmingham’s ASCENDANCE
Donna Tartt is true enigma. She is a phenomenal bestseller with a cult following. There isn’t very much known about her but you wouldn’t call her a reclusive author either. The Goldfinch is her third novel in twenty years, a decade gap between each book. All of them worth the wait. … More Donna Tartt’s THE GOLDFINCH
A true book to digest, discuss and deliberate upon by a writer like no other … More Marisha Pessl’s NIGHT FILM
Darkly cynical, blackly funny and brutally violent … More Warren Ellis’s GUN MACHINE
Confronting and insightful this novel explores the world we now live in and all its hypocrisies. … More Amy Waldman’s THE SUBMISSION
The life and passion of those in the newspaper for their work and their city is blended brilliantly with a sense that the best of America maybe behind it. … More Peter Hamill’s TABLOID CITY
a sad and poignant novel that captures time and place so vividly you can’t help but be moved … More Colum McCann’s THIS SIDE OF BRIGHTNESS
If you enjoyed the police side of THE WIRE and the internal politics and frustrations faced by those wanting to do the right thing (and vice versa) you can’t go wrong with RIZZO’s WAR. … More Lou Manfredo’s RIZZO’S WAR