The World According to Anna is the new novel from Sophie’s World author JOSTEIN GAARDER. It will be published in November 2015 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, in a translation from Norwegian by Don Bartlett. It tells the story of a Norwegian teenager and a girl from the future who haunts her dreams.
I Saw A Man by OWEN SHEERS will be published by Faber in May 2015.It tells the story of Michael Turner, moving from London to New York and the deserts of Nevada, as he bonds with the family next door after the sudden loss of his wife. Then something happens which leaves Michael bearing a secret, a secret he must keep at all costs. Sheers’ first novel Resistance, also published by Faber, was translated into 10 languages and turned into a film. Click here for Owen Sheers’ website.
All Together Now is the new full-length novel by KERIS STAINTON. It will be published in summer 2015 by Hot Key Books, which also published two of Stainton’s novellas on the Hot Key Unlocked imprint under Stainton’s pseudonym Esme Taylor.Described as Friends meets Fresh Meat, the story is set in a house share in Liverpool and aimed at young adult readers.
For Keris Stainton’s website, click here.
Three books from a Norwegian crime writer GUNNAR STAALESEN will be published by Orenda Books. The first, We Shall Inherit the Wind, will be published in June 2015. The second, No One is Safe in Danger, will follow in 2016 and the third, Where Roses Never Die, in 2017. The books will be translated by Don Bartlett, who has previously translated works by Jo Nesbo and Karl Ove Knausgaard. Staalesen is the author of more than 25 crime thrillers featuring Bergen PI Varg Veum.
A God in Ruins by KATE ATKINSON, described as a ‘masterful companion’ to Life After Life, will be published by Transworld imprint Doubleday in hardback and e-book in May 2015. The story focuses on Teddy, the younger brother of Ursula Todd, the protagonist from Life After Life. Life After Life sold 321,828 copies across all editions through Nielsen BookScan. For my review, click here.
Three novels by CATHY BRAMLEY are to be published by Transworld. The first, Appleby Farm, is published as a digital serial in five parts. The first was published in February, with a new part each month until May. This is the successful format followed by Transworld for Bramley’s other digital serial Ivy Lane. Each monthly part comprises 10 chapters. A paperback edition of Appleby Farm will be published in autumn 2015. It tells the story of Freya Moorcroft who is called back to her childhood home when the family farm falls into debt. Each monthly part will comprise 10 chapters of the story, plus what Transworld is calling “mini-plots” within those parts. A paperback edition of Appleby Farm will then be released in autumn 2015. The other two novels by Bramley, Conditional Love and White Lies and Wishes, will be published as standalone books. Conditional Love, which was originally self-published in October 2013, has been updated with a fresh cover and published as an e-book, with the paperback edition to follow in 2015. White Lies and Wishes is due for release in spring 2016.
For Cathy Bramley’s website, click here.