So, we've emerged (slightly blurry-eyed) into 2016, and we've been thinking about all of the literary delights we'll be bringing your way this year. The Pushkin catalogue is full-to-bursting with wonderful stories from around the world, and here are just a few of the team's most-anticipated (disclaimer: editors were forbidden from choosing their own commissions!) Julia Nicholson, Assistant Editor Memories – From Moscow to the Black Sea, Teffi - has to be up there in my list of most-anticipated books of 2016. Teffi writes so carefully, but with such beautiful vulnerability, and I think this book about her experience of being a refugee nearly a hundred years ago is one for everybody's bookshelf. Gesche Ipsen, Commissioning Editor The Evenings, Gerard Reve - This 1947 novel is considered one of the greatest Dutch novels ever written, and one of the most difficult to translate. It follows a disillusioned, bored young man’s search for no less than the meaning of life in post-war Amsterdam, during the course of ten December evenings. It’s an existentialist, rather Beckettian, amalgam of gloom and humour, and in some ways defies one’s notion of how novels should work – but pulls it off with great panache. Natalie Ramm, Head of Marketing Daredevils - by debut novelist Shawn Vestal - tells a story of mormons and Evel Knievel, and is one hell of a ride. And Waking Lions - the second novel from the incredibly talented Ayelet Gundar Goshen - is a compelling tale about morality and relationships, and one that really stayed with me. Jen Acton, Web Editor The Encounter: Amazon Beaming, Petru Popescu - You'll struggle to find a more unusual tale in which to immerse yourself this spring. The Encounter is the true story of the bizarre and sometimes disturbing events which befall an American photographer in the 1960s when he becomes lost in the Amazon jungle and finds refuge with the enigmatic Mayoruna tribe. This is the perfect accompaniment to the Barbican's highly-anticipated stage production of the book; I urge you, read it now! Tabitha Pelly, Publicist Waking Lions, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen - This explosive second novel from the inimitable Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is hugely different in both style and content to her first, but equally well-written. Set in modern Israel it’s a story of moral anguish, fear, lies and conflict across cultures: it is also an extraordinary and unpredictable love story and features an impressive female lead in the form of Eritrean refugee Sirkit. This is an astounding novel which leaves you breathless – and questioning just what you’d be capable of if pushed to the limit…very powerful stuff. Mollie Stewart, Publishing Assistant Summer Before the Dark by Volker Weidermann - I love the whimsical air of a bygone era of writers and the stunning cover art certainly doesn’t hurt either! Daniel Seton, Commissioning Editor World on Fire – The War Diaries of Astrid Lindgren (1939-45) - Best known as the creator of horse-lifting nine-year-old adventuress Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren is one of Sweden’s most beloved children’s authors and remains one of the most widely translated writers in the world. This is the first translation into English of the diary that she kept during the Second World War – a compelling, humane and clear-sighted account of the conflict as seen from her neutral homeland. A lot has been written, and is still being written, about the war, but Lindgren’s standpoint as a citizen of a neutral country, combined with her compassionate, balanced tone, really make this book stand out from the crowd.