Clear some space on your shelves! This year promises to be another dazzler with must-read debut novels, graphic memoirs and more.
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel with Christa Fratantoro
Peek into the private life and inspiration of this illustrious 20th-century poet, who corresponded with other legendary figures such as Zora Neale Hurston and Ezra Pound.
Find Me: A Novel
By Laura Van Den Berg
The debut novel from a gifted storyteller offers up a post-apocalyptic landscape, a crippling illness and one woman whose bleak life finally receives a blessing: immunity.
Displacement: A Travelogue
By Lucy Knisley
In her latest illustrated delicacy, graphic memoirist Knisley presents a visually and emotionally stunning comic about caring for her grandparents on a cruise.
By Heather Christle
Proof that the world of poetry chugs along with quiet but spirited strength, Christle publishes her fourth collection, filled with imagination and sharp personal moments.
Ordinary Light: A Memoir
By Tracy K. Smith
A must-read for anyone, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s first memoir is a timeless coming-of-age story about faith, race and family.
The Shadow of the Crescent Moon: A Novel
By Fatima Bhutto
Already long listed for the UK’s Baileys Women’s Prize, Bhutto’s impressive debut takes place in a small town in Pakistan during one tense, devastating day of warfare.
After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction
By Renata Adler
One word: finally! This long-awaited and longed-for book collects Adler’s brilliant, wide-ranging pieces – from film criticism to reportage on Selma, Alabama.
By Amelia Gray
Few writers know how to give a linguistic shot to the gut quite like Gray, and her third story collection promises more of her signature strangeness and emotional fervour.