New fiction buzz – Our selectors share cool stuff

According to our Fiction Selector, there are lots of interesting new fiction coming up (and lots of bog standard ones from all the usual suspects).

James Salter is a veteran American author whose new one –  All that is –  about a WWII veteran who works later as a book editor and loves the whole excitement of the publishing world even as his non-work life runs aground.

Charlotte Roche, the German author whose Wetlands was a success de scandale in Europe and is soon to be a film (maybe the first movie to bring haemorrhoids to centre stage) has a new one coming called Wrecked.

Meg Wolitzer, an underrated American author, has one called The Interestings which follows a group of early high fliers from their time in summer camp to the world of art and money later.

Publishing buzz rides high for The shining girls by Lauren Beukes which mixes genres by having a time travelling serial killer.

In the world of literary novels, big things are expected of Taiye Selasi’s first novel, Ghana must go, which follows the lives of a family over four decades from life in West Africa to London and New England.

Another interesting debut is Elliott Holt’s You are one of them which is set in 1980s Washington and 1990s Moscow.

Amity Gaige’s novel Schroder is touted as one of the best tales of father and child for a while: it’s about a father who gets a rare weekend visitation with his young daughter and decides to hit the road with the girl. There’s lot more good stuff on the way but it might be worthwhile giving some of these a go.

2 thoughts on “New fiction buzz – Our selectors share cool stuff

  1. stevo 14 March 2013 / 4:46 pm

    bog standard ones from all the usual suspects – what does that mean – popular stuff you don’t like?

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