April / May Competitions

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With Think Less, Learn More Dr Srini Pillay reveals how being too focused can be detrimental. You can improve the quality of your life (and win a competition to boot!) if you tell us which of Dr Pillay’s books won a ‘Books for a Better Life’ award…

Hari Kunzru is back with a tale of two obsessive musos from New York. It’s “a ghost story and a love story, a story about lost innocence and historical guilt” if you can believe it. To win one, tell us which author described White Tears thus: “Compulsively readable, masterly – a tour de force…”

If “seductive and arresting coming of age” stories are your cup of tea, Emma Cline’s The Girls, now out in paperback. might be the early summer read for you. If you’d like a copy for your very own, tell us where Cline calls home…

We might have to wait a year or two for an English translation of his latest novel, Killing Commendatore, but we have a collection of short stories, Men Without Women (borrowed from Hemingway via Richard Ford) to look forward to. You want to win yourself a Murakami book, tell us the title of one of his previous collections of short stories…

Paul Kingsnorth’s Beast was one of our favourite reads of 2016 and so we are looking forward to seeing his debut nonfiction collection, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist. You want a copy, tell us the title of Kingsnorth’s debut novel…

Colm Toibin steps out of his comfort zone with his latest, House of Names, which is a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra. If you would like to win a copy tell us which ancient tale David Vann is retelling in his latest novel…

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We love love loved Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones when it was first published and now that it is out in paperback we think it should be at the top of everyone’s book shopping list. You can bag yourself a brand spanking new copy if you tell us who wrote The Mezzanine (which is a book we compared Solar Bones to in our review…)

Laird Hunt’s latest novel, The Evening Road, centres on (or should that be off centres on?) the lynching that inspired Billie Holiday’s famous song, Strange Fruit. But it was a poem before it was a song. To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies, tell us who wrote the poem…

Noah Hawley has earned himself something serious kudos in recent work, both for his novels (we reviewed The Good Father) and for his work in TV (three series of Fargo to date). If you’d like a chance of winning his latest book, Before The Fall, tell us which Marvel TV series Hawley has been involved with…

We are big fans of Richard Ford here at Bookmunch and think he’s been on blinding form in recent years with both Canada and Let Me Be Frank With You. His latest, Between Them, is a memoir about his parents. You can be in with a chance of winning a copy if you tell us which novelist wrote a memoir about his parents, Rory and Ita…

Michel Faber’s debut poetry collection, Undying, is a brilliant and unflinching read. We have three copies to share. To win, tell us the title of the Amazon Prime TV show based on Faber’s Book of Strange New Things

The Clocks in this House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks was one of those books that made regular appearances on books that we should all be looking out for in 2017 – and now it’s finally here. If you’d like to blag a copy, tell us which Ishiguro book Alex Preston compared this to…

Please send your answers to winbooksatbookmunch@gmail.com. Closing date for entries is 31 May 2017.

Please include your name and address with your entry. Good luck!

 

 




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The Evening Road by Laird Hunt

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Fever Dreams by Samanta Schweblin

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