New and Recommended Fiction

Favourites from our fiction section. Here you'll find the books that everyone's talking about, as well as the ones they should be.


Will Self

From the publisher:

‘WHATEVER YOU DO hang on to the phone. . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Feel the smoothness of its bevelled screen . . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Place your thumb ...


The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

From the publisher:

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate ...

Swing Time

Zadie Smith

From the publisher:

Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and true identity, how they shape us and how we can survive them. Moving from ...

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy

Eleanor Birne writes:

I was working as a part-time bookseller in the university holidays when the Flamingo sales rep stopped by with a proof of Arundhati Roy’s first novel, The God of Small ...


A Horse Walks into a Bar

David Grossman, translated by Jessica Cohen

From the publisher:

Flaying alive both himself and the people watching him, Dovaleh G provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry – and all ...

The Cut

Anthony Cartwright

From the publisher:

The Cut is a wound, of course, but it is more than that. Cairo Jukes walks the towpaths of “the cut”, the Black Country term for the canals that web this small region of ...



Anthony Quinn

From the publisher:

The screenwriter, Nat Fane, would do anything for a hit but can’t see straight for all the acid he’s dropping. Fledgling actress Billie Cantrip is hoping for her big ...


Broken River

J. Robert Lennon

From the publisher:

A stunning psychological literary thriller from ‘A master of the dark arts’ (Kelly Link) Following a string of affairs, Karl and Eleanor are giving their marriage one ...