We are honoured to welcome the masterminds behind some of the most ground-breaking literature from across the world this year. The quest for answers, for truths, to make sense of these troubling times, can be as plagued with anxiety as the issues themselves.
With fake news, dry political broadcasts and social media rants clouding our perspectives. But the best stories – the ones that linger in the memory long after the last page is turned – allow us to process big issues slowly, sub-consciously.
These are the stories which teach us more about ourselves and the world we live in. That give us those joyous moments of clarity and understanding. That not only put us in the shoes of others, but helps us feel the tingling of another’s skin. Enjoy!
They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together - birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on it. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .
WINNER OF THE 2020 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION. On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home?
Who knows what will vanish next?The Memory Police is a beautiful, haunting and provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss, from one of Japan's greatest writers. 'One of Japan's most acclaimed authors explores truth, state surveillance and individual autonomy.
The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter.
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