Category: Literary Fiction

Ian McEwan returns with an audacious new novel, Machines Like Me

Editor | Literary Fiction Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life

Penguin to publish Salman Rushdie’s new novel ‘Quichotte’ in August

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Penguin Random House India on Thursday announced the upcoming publication of Man Booker prize-winning and internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie’s new novel Quichotte. This book was acquired by Penguin Random House India to be published under the Hamish Hamilton imprint in August 2019 in India. Hamish Hamilton is the imprint

#Essential Reads: The Demon’s Daughter

Editor | Fiction The Demon’s Daughter is a sixteenth-century novel by the south Indian poet Pingali Suranna, originally written in Telugu. Suranna begins with a story from classical Hindu mythology in which a demon plans to overthrow the gods. Krishna’s son Pradyumna is sent to foil the plot and must infiltrate the impregnable city of

Books For You: Bhutto’s The Runaways explores modern Muslim identity

Editor | Fiction Fatima Bhutto’s The Runaways is a dazzling and utterly relevant exploration of the rise of religious fundamentalism and its impact on today’s youth, an explosive novel that asks difficult questions about modern Muslim identity in a world on fire. Anita Rose lives in a concrete block in one of Karachi’s biggest slums,

Books For You| Reimagining Moby Dick: And The Ocean Was Our Sky

Editor | Literary Ficton Patrick Ness, the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls takes the classic story of Moby Dick and turns the world upside down, creating a haunting and powerful modern myth. As with all Patrick’s novels, each one defies genre and takes a new and surprising turn and his next book is no

The Upside-Down King: Unusual Tales about Rama and Krishna

Editor | Fiction Did you know there was a time when bears spoke, the moon laughed and babies were found inside fish? Have you heard of the two-horned sage who had never seen a woman in his life? Did you know Ravana’s half-brother was the god of wealth? Have you ever seen a man with

Bloomsbury acquires Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls

Editor | Literary Fiction Alexandra , editor-in-chief at Bloomsbury publishing has acquired City of Girls, the new novel by the number one and international bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert. UK and Commonwealth rights (ex. Canada) were acquired from Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency. Bloomsbury will publish City of Girls, an epic