July/August Competitions

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Pablo Auladell’s graphic reimagining of Milton’s Paradise Lost has gathered its fair share of plaudits already, not least from Bookmunch’s own Fran Slater who said it was “truly stunning”. You can find out for yourself and win yourself a copy if you tell us when the first version of Milton’s poem was published.

Lancashire author Jenn Ashworth is back, and her fourth novel Fell seems to dabble with the supernatural which is a new thing for her (we think). You can win a copy if you tell us which faith the characters of her last novel The Friday Gospels practised.

Bookmunch favourite Dave Eggers is back with a novel, Heroes of the Frontier, which concerns a trip through the Alaskan wilderness. If you’d be interested in winning a copy, tell us the director of Away We Go, the film Eggers co-scripted with his wife Vendela Vida.

Paul Kingsnorth’s mighty Beast might well be one of our favourite novels of 2016. Expect a review any day now. Those nice people at Faber have put three copies our way and you can win one if you tell us the title of the Kingsnorth novel that preceded this one…


Strange Weather in Tokyo was one of those books that came out of apparently nowhere to very near the top of our favourite books of 2015 list last year – so we have high hopes for Hiromi Kawakami’s new one, The Nakano Thrift Shop. To win a copy, simply tell us the name of the prize Kawakami won in 1996…

Sarah Perry’s latest, The Essex Serpent, is one of those books that has sent the literary Twitterverse alight (as well as earning itself a place in the upper reaches of the bestseller lists, which isn’t bad for a second novel). You can bag yourself a copy if you name Sarah Perry’s debut…

“Gorgeous, brutal” Ron Rash (as named by Richard Price, who should know about these things) has a new one out in the shape of Above the Waterfall. To win a copy tell us the name of the actress who took on the eponymous role in the recent film adaptation of Rash’s novel, Serena

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Manuel Rivas’ latest, The Low Voices, is part memoir and part novel. If you would like to sample its delights for yourself, tell us which political movement Rivas was a founder member of…

Natasha Pulley’s The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is one of those books that is quietly making a name for itself via the magic of word of mouth. You can win a copy for your very own if you tell us what type of animal, featured in the book, is called Katsu…

And last but by no means least, if Irish takes are your bag, we have a beguiling debut from Mia Gallagher entitled Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland. To win a copy tell us which prize The Glorious Heresies picked up very recently…

Deadline for comps is end of August, with winners contacted shortly thereafter. Send your answers (and contact details so we can send a prize) to bookmunch.comps@gmail.com






Coming soon on Bookmunch

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

The Schooldays of Jesus by JM Coetzee

Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood

Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days by Sarah Glidden

The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran

Mooncop by Tom Gauld



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