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Discover authors who are winners of, or have been in contention for, some of the most prestigious awards. By their very presence on this page, you can be sure that each of the books featured here is the 'crème-de-la-crème' of today's literature.

This Month's Featured Books

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Winner of Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Seeker by S. G. MacLean
The Seeker
S. G. MacLean
A complicated, thrilling tale with many threads all leading to a Royalist plot to assassinate Oliver Cromwell. Our hero, Damien Seeker, is the leader of a group of soldiers fiercely loyal to Cromwell and detailed to hunt Royalists. He is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
A gifted, high achiever walks out of his flat one morning and gets hit by a taxi. We pick up on him a few years later when he is finding it impossible to accept and adapt to his paraplegic life....
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2016
The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
The Mark and the Void
Paul Murray
Joint winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Claude, dull workaholic investment banker crashing around in Dublin during the financial crisis, gives us an easy guide to the collapsing world economy throughout this novel. He leads an uneventful life. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Whimsical yet sharp and perceptive, ‘The Portable Veblen’ is an absolute treat of a read. Veblen is eccentrically wonderful, she lives in California, is followed by a squirrel and has a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/01/2016
Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting
Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Lars Mytting
Winner of Non-fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. This has been and continues to be a phenomenal Norwegian bestseller. Whether you are a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, Norwegian...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2015
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
The Improbability of Love
Hannah Rothschild
Joint Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Irreverent, witty and sharply sweet, The Improbability of Love explores the confusion and turmoil of life and the complexities of love, loss...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2016
There's Only Two David Beckhams by John O'farrell
There's Only Two David Beckhams
John O'farrell
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. There's Only Two David Beckhams is John O'Farrell's love-letter to football; part-detective story, part-sports memoir, part-satire on the whole corrupt FIFA circus; it just made the final for the funniest football fiction...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Sellout
Paul Beatty
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2016. A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
It's All in Your Head True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Dr. Suzanne O'Sullivan
It's All in Your Head True Stories of Imaginary Illness
Dr. Suzanne O'Sullivan
Winner of the the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize. We accept our hearts can flutter with excitement and our brows can sweat with nerves, but on this journey into the very real world of psychosomatic illness, Suzanne O'Sullivan finds the secrets...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2016
The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka
The Lubetkin Legacy
Marina Lewycka
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Marina Lewycka is back in this hilarious, farcical, tender novel of modern issues and manners.. London in the twenty-first century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
Ruby by Cynthia Bond
Ruby
Cynthia Bond
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Voodoo, faith and racism converge in an East Texas town, where a man is forced to choose between the sister who raised him and the disgraced woman he has loved since...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara
Winner of Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester
The House at the Edge of the World
Julia Rochester
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A wonderfully unconventional and thought-provoking read, where a mystery waiting to be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A quite simply sensational debut, one that reaches into the beastly heart...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
The Green Road by Anne Enright
The Green Road
Anne Enright
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland's Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a story of fracture...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2016
Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea
Mrs Engels
Gavin McCrea
Shorlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. ‘Mrs Engels’ is a stimulating and rather glorious peek at the life of Lizzie Burns, who lived alongside and supported the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe by Milly Johnson

Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe
Milly Johnson
Winner Romantic Comedy Category - Romantic Novel of the Year 2016. They say revenge is sweet and there’s nothing sweeter than chocolate! Cheryl, Connie and Della, respectively in their 30’s,...

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

Reader Reviewed The Good Liar
Nicholas Searle
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Just fabulous. This is one of those wonderfully rare books that sets you in the middle of a familiar location...

Fever City A Thriller by Tim Baker

Fever City A Thriller
Tim Baker
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Another mighty impressive debut by a British author despite its sprawling American background and themes. Baker has the audacity to...

The Teacher by Katerina Diamond

The Teacher
Katerina Diamond
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Oooh, this is disturbingly good! Two detectives with their own fair share of problems find themselves in the middle of...

Wicked Game by Matt Johnson

Wicked Game
Matt Johnson
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. April 2016 Debut of...

Pleasantville by Attica Locke

Pleasantville
Attica Locke
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. 1996 election night in Pleasantville, a suburb of Houston built in 1949 as a community for “Negro families of means...

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Dodgers
Bill Beverly
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. April 2016 Debut of the Month.Maxim Jakubowski's...

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Finders Keepers
Stephen King
Longlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2016. Finders Keepers is an intelligent, powerful and enthralling read from one of the masters of storytelling. While there are obvious ties to...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Raven Black
Ann Cleeves
Bestselling novelist Val McDermid is spot on in her quote for this cleverly crafted crime story - 'A riveting read. Ann Cleeves probes beneath the surface of a community to...

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously on The Loney, that " wild and useless length of English coastline", a...

The Secrets We Share by Emma Hannigan

Reader Reviewed The Secrets We Share
Emma Hannigan
Winner Epic category Romantic Novel of the Year 2016 . Returning with another warm and delightful tale, Emma Hannigan, much loved author...

Physical by Andrew McMillan

Physical
Andrew McMillan
Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2015. Features poems that are hymns to the male body - to male friendship and male love...

40 Sonnets by Don Paterson

40 Sonnets
Don Paterson
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2015. In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the...

Loop of Jade by Sarah Howe

Loop of Jade
Sarah Howe
Winner of the T S Eliot Prize 2015. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2015. Crossing the bounds of time, race and language, this is...

Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh

Things We Have in Common
Tasha Kavanagh
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. A disturbing and devastatingly compelling novel, ‘Things We Have In Common’...

The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis

Reader Reviewed The Butcher's Hook
Janet Ellis
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. March

The Shore by Sara Taylor

The Shore
Sara Taylor
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015, this title features stories of two island families, illuminating the small miracles and miseries of a community of outsiders, and the bonds...

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

Black-Eyed Susans
Julia Heaberlin
Longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. March 2016 Book...

The Lie Tree Special Edition Book of the Year by Frances Hardinge

Reader Reviewed The Lie Tree Special Edition Book of the Year
Frances Hardinge
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. Award-winning Frances Hardinge is spellbinding in this hugely entertaining and dramatic Victorian thriller. When Faith’s father dies suddenly she knows she...

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey

Letters to the Lost
Iona Grey
Winner of The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2016. A heart-breaking, sweeping love story set between WWII and the present day. The judges described Letters to the Lost...

Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis

Crow Mountain
Lucy Inglis
Winner Young Adult Category - Romantic Novel of the Year 2016. While on holiday in Montana, Hope meets local boy Cal Crow, a ranch-hand. Caught in a freak accident, the...

The Wedding Cake Tree by Melanie Hudson

The Wedding Cake Tree
Melanie Hudson
Winner Contemporary Category - Romantic Novel of the Year 2016. Can a mother's secret past provide the answers for a daughter's future? Celebrity photographer Grace Buchanan has always known that,...

At Hawthorn Time by Melissa Harrison

At Hawthorn Time
Melissa Harrison
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015. Building to an extraordinary climax over the course of one spring month, At Hawthorn...

Girl at War by Sara Novic

Girl at War
Sara Novic
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Girl At War is a haunting, compelling debut from a brilliant young writer, rooted in historical fact and personal experience. Sara...

Disinformation by Frances Leviston

Disinformation
Frances Leviston
Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2016. The compelling new poetry collection from the T S Eliot Prize shortlisted poet. Many of these poems are concerned with ruined or abandoned...

Make Me by Lee Child

Make Me
Lee Child
Longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote rail...

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