BookBuzz

Book Buzz Contents Introducing the Shiny Book Club Interviews – An interview with Phillip Lopate – The Clara Vine novels with Jane Thynne – Shiny New Author: Cecilia Ekbäck – Shiny New Author: Sarah Bannan Author Articles – Researching A Curious Friendship by Anna Thomasson – On Writing Three Strange …

Fiction

Welcome to Shiny New Fiction. To help you find your way through the reviews, they are listed alphabetically by title on your right, or we’ve grouped them by theme below. As always, there is a selection of paperback releases in the mix: We’ll start with a selection of contemporary literature …

Non-Fiction

There’s something for all lovers of non-fiction in issue 4 of Shiny New Books. History enthusiasts are particularly well catered for, with a wide range of approaches and periods, ranging from James Evans’ Merchant Adventurers through Jenny Uglow’s sweeping account of Napoleonic times in Britain, to Neil MacGregor’s fascinating survey …

Reprints

Welcome to the Reprints section! As always, this is the corner of Shiny New Books where the books may be shiny and new, but they are also rescued from the past – either from oblivion or otherwise. We’re experimenting with a slightly slimmer selection than previously (which I rather hope …

BookBuzz

BookBuzz Contents Interviews and Author Articles: Frances Vick – The author of debut novel Chinaski talks about her musical heroes and the roots of rock n’ roll. Peter May discusses his new novel, Runaway, and its intriguing historical and psychological elements. Sophia Toibin – Author of the compelling historical thriller, …

Fiction

The Fiction section of Shiny New Books is the biggest, so to make it a little easier to find books you might particularly enjoy, we’ve grouped the reviews by theme below: First come the big releases, some of which are short or long-listed for prizes: How to be Both by Ali …

Non-Fiction

Welcome to the autumn selection of non-fiction!  As usual, there’s a wide selection of topics to choose from. For lovers of the visual arts, there’s a real feast here. Hayley Cambell’s The Art of Neil Gaiman, which does what it says on the cover, two books by the celebrated American …

Reprints

It’s been another great period for reprints, and this issue has a lovely variety of books. We’ve realised that sometimes a list of titles can be a little baffling, so here’s a quick introduction to the reprints of Issue 3… A Lady of Quality by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Lost …

BookBuzz

BookBuzz contents An interview with Tom Barbash The gorgeous Tom talks to us about studying with Tobias Wolff, how the idea of the stranger in the house inspires him and why his stories contain a lot of snow. Barbara Nadel Interview Barbara tells us about growing up in the melting …

Fiction

August Update:  Whether you’ve been on holiday, stayed at home, or are yet to go – we’ve added a dozen reviews – in hardback and paperback for your summer reading pleasure. Some of the titles we’ve already reviewed in Issue 1 are now out in paperback too, we’ve marked them …

Non-Fiction

There’s a really tempting selection of non-fiction books in this issue of SNB. If you like autobiographies, there are no fewer than seven, plus several multiple biographies. If travel’s more your sort of thing, you could follow Hamish Hamilton Smith on An Island Odyssey Scientists can feed their brains with …

Reprints

Well, if I thought Issue 1 had a great set of reprints, then I’m bowled over by Issue 2. As before, this is the corner of Shiny New Books for people who love the idea of books being shiny and new… but would quite like them to be old at …

BookBuzz

In our first edition of BookBuzz you loved the trailer posts from authors with forthcoming books. This time we’ve got insights into the writing of two huge summer releases: Nicola Griffith’s epic historical novel, Hild, (described as ‘Game of Thrones without the dragons but.. so much more’) about the woman …

Fiction

Variety is the spice of life they say, and that is what we’re aiming to provide with the Shiny New Books Fiction list. At the heart of our selection is the need to tell a great story, so be it a best-seller or less well known title, a relaxing or …

Non-fiction

What’s your favourite kind of non-fiction? Mine is definitely biographies. Other people’s lives seem endlessly fascinating, as long as they are in the right hands. You certainly couldn’t get a better pair of hands than those of Helen Rappaport, whose Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses …