Some of the exciting books I've bought or received this week. Can't wait to get stuck into them!
All Dogs Are Blue by Rodrigo De Souza Leao (&otherstories)
A scurriulously funny take off life in a Rio de Janeiro insane asylum. I'm hoping for the narrative verve of Iosi Havilio's Open Door combined with the witty panache of Down the Rabbit Hole.
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride (Galley Beggar Press)
Experimental fiction that has been garnering spectacular reviews. Could be another of those 'why did major publishers turn this down?' stories.
The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall (Faber) Hosting a fantasy literature event the week after next with Jon McGregor and Sarah Hall. Time to catch up on the backlist!
Magda by Meike Ziervogel (Salt Publishing)
Inside the life of Magda Goebbels. Stayed this a couple of weeks ago, too finish this weekend.
Quesadillas by Juan Pablo Villalobos (&otherstories)
A proof of probably my most highly anticipated novel of the year. Hosting an event with Juan Pablo in September. My work is pretty bloody cool!