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Books to Look Forward to in 2018

Posted 17th Jan 2018

We’re hugely excited about all of the brilliant books we have publishing in 2018 here at Pushkin HQ, and we think you will be too! To tempt you, here’s a selection of five of our biggest upcoming titles publishing over the next few months.

No Place to Lay One’s Head by Françoise Frenkel
We don’t know much about Françoise Frenkel’s life but we do know that in 1921 she set up the first French-language bookshop in Berlin with her husband. This is the painful and exquisite memoir of her unforgettable story, struggling to survive persecution in wartime France and is a must read.
You can also listen to the brilliant Samantha Spiro read this book when it’s a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, beginning 29th January!
Pre-order your copy here. Publishing: 25th January

Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
We’re big fans of Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir here at Pushkin and we’re utterly thrilled to be publishing her latest novel. It’s a beguiling read about Jónas, a man whose world falls apart and he can’t see a way out, until he steps outside of his everyday life and meets May and Adam, who help him rediscover the reasons to carry on.
Pre-order your copy here. Publishing: 22 February
Also by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir: Butterflies in November

The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland by Nicolai Houm
Another beautiful piece of fiction we’re publishing in 2018 is this moving and compelling emotional mystery, which was critically acclaimed on original publication in Norway.
An American woman wakes up alone in a tent in the Norwegian mountains. Outside a storm rages and the fog is dense. Her phone is dead. She doesn’t have a map or a compass or any food.
Intrigued? Pre-order your copy here. Publishing: 26th April

Boy 87 by Ele Fountain
Now for some children’s books. First up we have the exceptional debut by former Bloomsbury editor Ele Fountain. Boy 87 transports us into the world of one child refugee, Shif, bringing life and humanity to the thousands of children forced to flee their homes every day.
Pre-order your copy here. Publishing: 5th April

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
We are beyond excited to be publishing the first English translation of this exceptional Japanese fantasy story. It’s already sold millions of copies in Japan and Nahoko Uehashi won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award. The Beast Player tells the story of Elin, who discovers she can communicate with terrifying water serpents and majestic flying beasts alike. This is a book no teen reader should miss out on.
Pre-order your copy here. Publishing: 1st March