books I’m looking forward to in 2013


OK, so here are some books I’m looking forward to getting my grubby mitts on this year. Not an exhaustive list by any stretch, just the first ones that caught my eye. Note, these are mostly fiction, I’m still hunting out the non-fiction (see my last post).

What are you looking forward to?

Warren Ellis, Gun Machine (Mulholland)
Peter Leonard, Back from the Dead (Faber)
Erin Kelly, The Burning Air (Hodder & Stoughton)
Chloe Hooper, The Engagement (Jonathan Cape)
Belinda Bauer, Rubbernecker (Bantam)

Niall Griffiths, A Great Big Shining Star (Jonathan Cape)
Dan Rhodes, Marry Me (Canongate)
Woody Guthrie, House of Earth (Fourth Estate)
Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King (Hamish Hamilton)
Lucy Ellmann, Mimi (Bloomsbury)
Amy Sackville, Orkney (Granta)
Sophie Hannah, The Carrier (Hodder & Stoughton)
Joyce Carol Oates, Daddy Love (Head of Zeus)

Kate Atkinson, Life After Life (Doubleday)
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Blood Horses (Yellow Jersey)
JM Coetzee, The Childhood of Jesus (Harvill Secker)
Karen Campbell, This is Where I Am (Bloomsbury)
Amity Gaige, Schroder (Faber)

Emma Brockes, She Left Me the Gun (Faber)
Frank Bill, Donnybrook (Heinemann)
Ron Rash, Nothing Gold Can Stay (Canongate)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Someone to Watch Over Me (Hodder & Stoughton)
Marcel Theroux, Strange Bodies (Faber)
Jens Lapidus, Never Screw Up (Macmillan)

Evie Wyld, All the Birds, Singing (Jonathan Cape)
D.W. Wilson, Ballistics (Bloomsbury)
Alan Glynn, Graveland (Faber)
Craig Davidson, Cataract City (Atlantic)

Steve Mosby, Untitled (Orion)
Denise Mina, Untitled (Orion)
Helen FitzGerald, The Cry (Faber)
Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam (Bloomsbury)
Stephen King, Doctor Sleep (Hodder & Stoughton)

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