Ian McEwan

Nutshell

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London […]

Joanna Kavenna

A Field Guide to Reality

A conceptual tour de force and a satire of pseudo-philosophy and literary devices, from the brilliantly comic […]

A.L. Kennedy

Serious Sweet

A good man in a bad world, Jon Sigurdsson is 59 and divorced: a senior civil servant […]

Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl

William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW retold. Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end […]

Don DeLillo

Zero K

The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great […]

Lisa Owens

Not Working

Claire Flannery has quit her job in order to discover her true vocation – only to realize […]

Guest review
Kate Tempest

The Bricks that Built the Houses

Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest’s electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the […]

Sara Baume

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a different kind of love story. A misfit man finds […]

Helen Simpson

Cockfosters

Cockfosters is a funny, frank and forceful story collection dealing with ageing, ambition and the patterns of […]

Patrick Hamilton

Hangover Square

A pitch-black comedy set in London overshadowed by the looming threat of the Second World War, Patrick […]

Jim Shepard

The Book of Aaron

A lauded ‘masterpiece’ that tells with compassion and humour the story of Janusz Korczak, a hero of […]

Edna O'Brien

The Little Red Chairs

Ten years on from her last novel, Edna O’Brien reminds us why she is thought to be […]

John Irving

Avenue of Mysteries

John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved […]

Caitriona Lally

Eggshells

Vivian doesn’t feel like she fits in – never has. She lives alone in a house in […]

David Mitchell

Slade House

Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same […]