Hermann’s debut novel deals with the sombre subject of stalking, dwelling upon the inner world of the stalker as well as entering the lives of his victims
Here, an elderly neighbour, Nancy Armstrong, wants to get to know the solitary, rather drab, woman
The stories in Wink’s debut collection, Dog Run Moon, showcase writing as clear as an alpine river, with the same depths and currents
In The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, the disappearance of a local woman, Mrs Creasy, causes a small community already suffering a heatwave almost to combust from pure nosiness.
Quinn is the literary equivalent of Houdini, a novelist who has a particular talent for absenting himself and letting his characters come to life
Thus Bad Begins is an intimate book, based in a single Madrid apartment
This lavishly entertaining debut novel uses magic as a metaphor with which to address less fantastic questions
Ian McGuire’s second novel resembles a particularly gruesome Grand Guignol, stuffed to the gills with scenes of death, violence and depravity
FitzGerald’s depiction of teens on a drink and drugs-fuelled holiday in a notorious party town feels unnervingly close to the mark
Myerson juggles two stories with precision and tenderness
Jacobson explores the meaning of Shakespeare’s play, uses its enduring relevance to examine the contemporary world and challenges us to interrogate our prejudices
'I don’t see a conflict between the realistic and the mythic because science fiction is not science'
Barnes uses these dramatic events to frame a fictionalised biography, narrated from Shostakovich’s perspective
Mireille Juchau depicts the Müllers, a family living on their farm in the Australian rainforest, tending to the diminishing swarms in the hives
The book maps their relationship; from the intense bonding on a trip to Norway to its disintegration after Fran sleeps with Paulina’s ex
Rupert Thomson tells Max Liu why his wife did not want him to finish his latest novel ...