April/May comps

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Although best known for her short stories. Lorrie Moore is also something of a dab hand when it comes to nonfiction – and See What Can Be Done is her first collection of articles, criticism, commentary and what have you. If you’d like to be in with a chance of picking up a copy on us, simply tell us the title of Moore’s only book for children to date…

Jesmyn Ward’s Sing Unburied Sing is undoubtedly one of the big novels of the last year or so, and now that it’s reached paperback it’s only going to get bigger. You want one? Tell us which of Ward’s previous books was also reissued in the UK last year…

We’ve got a review of The Sound of My Voice by Rob Butlin coming very soon – but if you can’t wait for that, Irvine Welsh has already called this “‘One of the classic post-war Scottish novels. It’s simply a roaring success on all levels; it’s a genius piece of fiction’… Sounds a doozy right? To win a copy, tell us what job Butlin had on Thames barges…

We’re big fans of Ford here at Bookmunch, and his latest, a short memoir ostensibly about his parents and his childhood, Between Them, is a delight. To be in with a chance of winning a copy, tell us which famous Irish writer also penned a memoir, in 2008, centred on his parents…

The Valley at the Centre of the World by Malachy Tallack is set to be one of the big May debut novels so expect to see Tallack’s name here there and everywhere for a month. You can steal a march on the chattering classes and bag a copy if you tell us where the novel is set…

Author of a fair pile of books already, Census is Jesse Ball’s first novel to be published in the UK. There will be a review coming from us very soon but, for your info, David Mitchell calls it “a vital testament to selfless love.” You want one? Tell us which US city Ball calls home…

It’s heartbreaking to us that Last Stories, the final posthumous collection of short stories by William Trevor even exists (because we’d much rather he was alive and well and simply penning ‘More Stories’ or ‘Continued Stories’), but at the same time we are of course looking forward to reading and treasuring every word. To win a copy of your own, tell us which of Trevor’s novels became a film starring Bob Hoskins…

Email your answers to bookmunch.comps2017@gmail.com.

Deadline: last day of May. Copies will be flying to winners the first week of June. Good luck!

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