Every Thursday we pump out a few lists:
- New fiction (the books that have just arrived in the library)
- New non-fiction
- and the newest of the new – stuff that has just been ordered
I am going to share with you some of this week’s newbies because there are heaps of interesting things coming out:
- A new edition of Christchurch: The Transitional city pt IV featuring more of those interesting projects and art things about town.
- A history of silence: a memoir by Lloyd Jones. Lloyd will be talking at the Christchurch Arts Festival on Wednesday 11 September 2013. Next week! Interviews in The Age and The Press have stoked my curiosity.
- I’m working on a building by Pip Adam. It sounds like an intriguing premise for a book. Read the VUP Press description.
- Self portrait by Marti Friedlander. A memoir by one of our best documentary photographers. AUP Press description.
- Reform: a memoir by Geoffrey Palmer. One of my favourite politicians, he is incredibly intelligent and literate, and a good communicator with a dry wit – which I reckon will make for a cracking autobiography. VUP Press description
- 1967: Chris Amon, Scuderia Ferrari and A Year of Living Dangerously
Curious about these …
- Actors Anonymous by James Franco.
- Night film by Marisha Pessl. Gawker had a fascinating article Leave Easter Eggs out of my books, please which made me think of one of my personal faves – the crazywonderful House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.
New stuff from favourite authors
- Worst. Person. Ever. by Douglas Coupland.
- Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk
- Peter Ackroyd is one of my go-to writers – he is gold in both fiction and non-fiction. His latest is called Three brothers. He writes about London better than anybody:
Follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel and Sam Hanway, born on a post-war council estate in Camden Town. Marked out from the start by coincidence, each boy is forced to make his way in the world – a world of dodgy deals and big business, of criminal gangs and crooked landlords, of newspaper magnates, back-biters and petty thieves.
Take a look at the lists, anything there you’d like to shout out for?