Literary Gems for 2018

January 4, 2018

A new year means a new collection of books to get excited about and at Tinder Press we are all geared up for another year of excellent literary publishing. Here is what the team is looking forward to in the big 2018:

‘I read Jon McGregor’s RESERVOIR 13 (ace), Sally Rooney’s CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS and Celeste Ng’s LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE over Christmas, all of which I loved. For 2018, I’ve been lucky enough to have early sight of Clare Mackintosh’s LET ME LIE, which I read in a sitting. I’m particularly looking forward to Peter Carey’s A LONG WAY FROM HOME, to remind me of my Aussie heritage, Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION and Sarah Perry’s MELMOTH. So many books, not enough time!’ Imogen Taylor, Publishing Director

‘I’ve heard rather amazing things about PEACH by Emma Glass, and if it’s good enough for George Saunders, it’s surely good enough for me, and I’m also desperate to read Kit de Waal’s A TRICK TO TIME, which is out in March – I fell badly for MY NAME IS LEON, so I’m hoping this will make my heart beat faster, too. I loved Amy Sackville’s THE STILL POINT, and THE PAINTER TO THE KING is about Velazquez – I’ve always thought the world of his paintings of the Spanish court would offer a brilliant canvas for fiction. And I’m finally going to sit down and read THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, by Junot Díaz, which everyone whose taste I admire always raves about: if I like it even a fraction as much as I liked DROWN, I think it will knock me off my feet’ Mary-Anne Harrington, Publisher

‘2018 looks like a brilliant year for publishing – in particular I’ve heard incredible things about Jamie Quatro’s debut novel FIRE SERMON and can’t wait to get my hands on that in February, plus ALMOST LOVE by the brilliant Louise O’Neill in March. I’m also looking forward to the award winning, Twitter King’s RESERVOIR 13 finally being published in paperback, just to save my aching limbs’ Amy Perkins, Editorial Assistant

‘There’s SO much I want to read in 2018 – I’ve seen THE MERMAID AND MRS HANCOCK everywhere, so am desperate to get my hands on a copy. I loved Joanna Cannon’s debut so am really excited for THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE this month, plus I’ve heard great things about DEAR MRS BIRD, a debut by AJ Pearce out in April’ Becky Hunter, Publicity Manager

‘So much on offer for 2018. I am particularly excited by LULLABY by Leïla Slimani – I was sent an early copy at the end of last year and couldn’t put it down. Beautiful cover artwork and very chilling storytelling. The other is the paperback of MsLexia Prize winning LARCHFIELD by Polly Clark which is book tied in to a woman’s struggle with isolation and sanity (Like LULLABY). Not sure what this is saying about my Christmas holiday in the countryside! Finally FEEL FREE by Zadie Smith has to be on there. She is always a firm favourite – and I hear she has gone down a new direction with the new book’ Vicky Abbott, Head of Marketing

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