Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom by Sylvia Plath (January)
Never before published, this newly discovered dark and strange short story from the literary legend Sylvia Plath was written whilst she was a student at Smith College in 1952.
Adèle by Leila Slimani (February)
Following the global success of Lullaby, which earned French journalist Leila Slimani France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, the author returns with a daring and erotic tale that explores addiction, sexuality and one woman’s struggle to contain the two forces of compulsion and desire.
You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian (February)
From the creator of Cat Person, now The New Yorker’s most-read piece of online fiction of all time, You Know You Want This is a compulsive collection about sex, dating and modern life – a continuation of her examination of heterosexual dating dynamics that made her the subject of a huge bidding war which resulted in a seven figure, two-book deal with Scout Press.
Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson (May)
Winterson explores the boundaries of physicality, sexuality and gender politics through this modern retelling of the Frankenstein story.
Sweet Sorrow by David Nichols (July)
The bestselling author of One Day and Us returns with Sweet Sorrow, a story of friendship and first love between sixteen-year-olds Charlie and Fran.
Crossfire by Malorie Blackman (July)
The fifth novel in Blackman’s groundbreaking Noughts and Crosses series. Set several years after the end of the fourth novel, Crossfire is inspired by Brexit, Trump and the rise of the far-right in Europe.
The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy (August)
An audacious new novel from the twice-Man Booker nominated author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (September)
The highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale promises to answer readers unanswered questions regarding Gilead and Offred’s fate. Set fifteen years after the first novel, and completely unrelated to the accompanying television series, The Testaments reveals Atwood’s vision for Gilead.
Grand Union by Zadie Smith (October)
Smith’s first collection of short stories features ten brand new stories alongside ten of ‘her very best, drawn from two decades of remarkable short fiction’.
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay (October)
Doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay’s debut book This is Going To Hurt featuring his diaries from his former career as a doctor became the UK’s second best-selling book of 2018 and earned him three National Book Awards. This follow-up contains twenty-five festive tales from the NHS frontline.