Happy new book year, there’s a full calendar of great reading

9781101874271A new year and a whole mouthwatering world of fiction already lined up to be released over the next three months. That’s even if, like me, you still have a pile of must reads left over from 2014.  Below are a few due out between now and the end of March.

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (pub. Carcanet) about the attempted assassination of Bob Marley during the drug and gang wars of Jamaica in the 1970s.

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (Random House): Family saga set in Baltimore, which Tyler says will be her last full-length work. (Note, an earlier edition of this story incorrect;y said the author was Anne Patchett. My apologies for the mistake.)

22536793The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguru (Faber): His long-awaited novel is about “lost memories, love, revenge and war”.

The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan (Hachette): His fifth novel is about the relationship between a grandmother and her grandson, fighting in Afghanistan.

My Struggle, Book 4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Harvill & Secker): The next Unknowninstalment of the international phenomenon.

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish by Dido Butterworth (Text): Foul play in the dusty world of museums.  The book is actually the first novel by renowned conservationist Tim Flannery.

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