Outline, the seventh novel from Rachel Cusk, is being serialised in The Paris Review then published by Faber on September 4, 2014.
A woman writer travels to Athens teach a writing course. There she meets a series of people who tell her the stories of their lives.
In 2015, Little, Brown will publish German bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. It is the first novel by George to be published in English. Published in Germany as Das Lavendelzimmer [The Lavender Room], it tells the story of Jean Perdu, a bookseller in Paris who thinks of himself as a ‘literary apothecary’. The one thing he cannot heal is his own broken heart.
Click here to read more in English about the German version of the book.
Ferdinand von Schirach
Taboo, the new book by Ferdinand von Schirach, will be published in the UK in 2015 by Abacus.
Click here to read an article in The Guardian about The Collini Case and the author’s grandfather who as a Nazi led the Hitler Youth.
Sphere is to publish two thrillers in English by German writer Sebastian Fitzek. On its release in Germany last year, The Nightwalker went straight to the top of Der Spiegel’s bestseller list. Fitzek’s second novel is The Child.
To read more about Sebastian Fitzek, click here to visit his English-language website
Two psychological thrillers by debut writer McPherson [below] will be published by HarperCollins. His first novel Blood Rising and one other book were bought following a three-way auction between publishers. Blood Rising is narrated by a young father who discovers a dead body. The hardback will be published in spring 2015.
365 short stories by James Robertson will be published online throughout 2014 by Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton’s digital magazine Five Dials. Robertson wrote one 365-word story every day last year. Throughout 2014, each story will be published online one year to the day after it was written. There are several recurring characters recurring, mock Hebridean songs plus local history and folklore. The author has previously written five novels for Hamish Hamilton. The Testament of Gideon Mack was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and chosen as for Richard and Judy’s Book Club. And the Land Lay Still won the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award.
Click here for Five Dials