"[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship."
—John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR

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    The Papers of Tony Veitch
    William McIlvanney
    The second book in the Laidlaw Trilogy and winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award.

    Publication date: September 2014
    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
    Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (translator)
    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women.

    Publication date: September 2014
    Arctic Summer
    Damon Galgut
    The immensely important new novel from Booker Prize Finalist Damon Galgut

    Publication date: September 2014
    The Unknown Bridesmaid
    Margaret Forster
    A powerful case study on the consequences of self-deception and the unforeseen effects it can have on the rest of our lives.

    Publication date: September 2014
    The Guardian: Damon Galgut explores the repression and unreciprocated love that influenced the novelst E.M. Forster's most celebrated work

    Most writers battle with periods of being blocked; it's almost an occupational hazard. But in the writing of his last and greatest novel, A Passage to India, EM Forster got stuck for nine years. Now that is unusual. The book took him 11 years in total to complete, wh...
    Pen announces the 2014 Literary Award winners

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    Jane Gardam's Op-ed in the New York Times

    SANDWICH, England — LAST Tuesday, on the front page of The Daily Telegraph of London, which I buy like thousands of other dementia-fearers because of the kindly crossword, I saw the face of a young woman at the General Synod at York with a bright teardrop sliding dow...
    ELEVEN DAYS by Stav Sherez has been short-listed for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

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