Big September 2012: Notable New Releases

Big September 2012: Notable New Releases
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Mortality, a memoir by Christopher Hitchens on his battle with cancer (1 Sep, Atlantic Books).

NW by Zadie Smith (6 Sep, Hamish Hamilton/Penguin). Read extract.

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, a portrait of David Foster Wallace by D. T. Max (6 Sep, Granta). Read extract.

Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf (6 Sep, Virago). Read extract.

Winter Journal, a memoir by Paul Auster (6 Sep, Faber & Faber). Read extract, or watch a video of the author reading.

This Is How You Lose Her, a collection of short stories about love and infidelity by Junot Diaz (6 Sep, Faber & Faber).

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson (6 Sep, Granta).

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke (6 Sep, Serpent’s Tail).

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon (11 Sep, Fourth Estate/Harper Collins). Read extract.

A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks (12 Sep, Hutchinson/Cornerstone/Random House). Read extract.

John Saturnall’s Feast, a historical novel by Lawrence Norfolk (13 Sep, Bloomsbury). Read extract.

Summer Lies, Bernard Schlink’s short story collection (13 Sep, Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Orion/Hachette). Read one of the stories: “Johann Sebastian Bach on Ruegen“.

Dodger by Terry Pratchett (13 Sep, DoubleDay Childrens/Random House). Read extract.

Joseph Anton, a memoir by Salman Rushdie (18 Sep, Jonathan Cape/Vintage/Random House). You can catch five extracts from the book on BBC Radio 4 from 17-21 September, 9:45-10:00 a.m.

The Lives She Left Behind by James Long (27 Sep, Quercus), the sequel to Ferney.

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra (27 Sep, Penguin), about Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s personal experiences of, and reflections on, one of his country’s most tragic civil wars.

Grimm Tales: for Young and Old (27 Sep, Penguin) by Phillip Pullman, bestselling author of the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. You can hear his retelling of “The Three Snake Leaves” out loud by the man himself on BBC Radio 3 and hear other retellings of other stories from Michael Morpurgo, Carol Ann Duffy, Terry Pratchett, and John Agard in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Grimms’ fairytales. Phillip Pullman will also be reading from his new book and comparing notes with Neil Gaiman at the Cambridge Theatre, London on Monday, 29 October at 7:30pm. Get your tickets here before they sell out!

And of course, the novel we’ve all been waiting for… A Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling (27 Sep, Little, Brown/Hachette). However, it has been locked down in absolute secrecy and the only thing we’ve been allowed to see is the cover.

Emily Ding

About Emily Ding

Emily joined Litro in April 2012 as Literary Editor & Web Designer. She made over the website and introduced new developmental and editorial features to strengthen Litro's online presence. She left her position in January 2013, taking a backseat as Contributing Editor to concentrate on writing. She is a freelance journalist with a special interest in travel writing and foreign reporting (with an inclination for Asia and Latin America), and is now based in Malaysia. English is her native language, but she also speaks Mandarin and Spanish, having spent 2007-08 travelling in Central America.

Emily joined Litro in April 2012 as Literary Editor & Web Designer. She made over the website and introduced new developmental and editorial features to strengthen Litro's online presence. She left her position in January 2013, taking a backseat as Contributing Editor to concentrate on writing. She is a freelance journalist with a special interest in travel writing and foreign reporting (with an inclination for Asia and Latin America), and is now based in Malaysia. English is her native language, but she also speaks Mandarin and Spanish, having spent 2007-08 travelling in Central America.

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