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Our first competition for March/April 2015 is a complete set of Decemberist Colin Meloy’s Wildwood trilogy – which includes Wildwood, Under Wildwood and the soon to be reviewed Wildwood Imperium. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, tell us who produces the illustrations in Wildwood and what relationship that person has with author Meloy…

comp1Regular readers to Bookmunch will know that we are always partial to a new novel by CJ Box, especially when those novels come with added Joe Pickett. Endangered, Book 15 in the Joe Pickett series if you can believe it, picks up right from where Stone Cold left of, with Pickett in pursuit of his wayward adopted daughter April, who finally might have bitten off more trouble than she knows what to do with. If you’d like a chance of winning a copy, tell us the name of the author responsible for producing Justified‘s Raylan Givens…

We’re also partial to a bit of Ian Sansom too, and have been ever since Ring Road, via the Mobile Library series and including his nonfiction Paper. Death in Devon (also soon to be reviewed), the latest instalment of the County Guides is, as ever, as funny, as clever, as beautifully written as we’ve come to expect from Sansom. You can get your hands on a copy if you tell us the name of the protagonist from Sansom’s Mobile Library series…

Our very own Fran Slater praised Smith Henderson’s Fourth of July Creek to the high heavens when it was released in hardback back in 2014 – and now that the paperback is here we thought we’d give three of our lucky readers the opportunity to find out what all the fuss was about. If you would like to throw your hat into the ring and maybe put yourself in with a chance of winning, tell us where author Smith Henderson was born…

Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World (review coming very soon) is one of those slim novels that introduce you to a new writer in such a fashion that you can’t wait to read more by them. Herrera promises to be one of those writers we here at Bookmunch keep a close eye on in the coming years. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, simply tell us the title of his next book to be published in English (by publisher & Other Stories in 2016)…

Lisa McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies (set to be reviewed on Bookmunch by Valerie O’Riordan very, very soon) is (according to Valerie) ‘every bit as nuanced and sad and sharp as we’d have hoped, and as gloriously expansive and manic and iconoclastic as the title suggests’ – so lots of reasons to be excited there then. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a copy, tell us which collection of stories edited by Kevin Barry included McInerney’s story ‘Saturday, Boring’ a couple of years ago…

comps2Jean-Patrick Manchette’s name is given something of a boost this month with the release of a film adaptation of his novel, The Gunman, released (starring Sean Penn and Idris Alba and Ray Winstone and Javier Bardem, amongst others) – and we have three pairs of both The Gunman and Fatale (and again you can expect reviews of both) from those nice people at Serpent’s Tail to give away. To win copies tell us the names of the two authors who provide an introduction and an afterword to Fatale.

‘Uniformly excellent – made me think of Lorrie Moore,’ says Dave Eggers of the new collection of short stories from Laura Van Den Berg. If you’d like to dabble with a brand new short story writer of note, all you need to do is tell us which major writing award Van Den Berg won in 2014.

Rene Denfield’s The Enchanted comes feted by none other than Katherine Dunn and Donald Ray Pollock (high praise indeed!) and is what you might call a prison novel (albeit one informed by Denfield’s experience working in prisons and campaigning on behalf of those facing execution). You can win a copy if you tell us which if Denfield’s fans wrote The Night Circus

Another high profile debut that has earned a positive review on Bookmunch (which you’ll see soon) is Kate Hamer’s The Girl in the Red Coat. If you like robust, well-written crime novels, you could do a lot worse than check this one out. Alternatively, you could just win a copy! To do so, simply tell us the name of the city Hamer calls home (if you need a clue, check out her Twitter account).

Send your answer (with your name and address so we can send you a book if you win!) to bookmunch.comps@gmail.com. Deadline for entry is end April.



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