We’ve been big fans of Paul Murray since Skippy Dies and we are, as we speak, hard at work on our review of The Mark & The Void (we don’t have to rush these things and sometimes books warrant a bit of thought). If you would like to share our excitement for all things Paul Murray-shaped, just tell us which Thomas Pynchon novel does Paul Murray say has been a big influence on him.

Now, we reviewed The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley before it was graced with Stephen King cover quotes and we are very pleased it’s getting the acclaim it deserves. If you would like to sample it’s many pleasures, simply tell us the title of Hurley’s debut short story collection (also reviewed by us!).

Now for some controversy. We know a great many of you liked that there Stieg Larsson’s books and may not entirely hold with the idea of someone continuing to write about Lisbeth Salander but we can’t help but admit we are intrigued by the new book all the same. If you fancy getting your hands on The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz, tell us the book Lagercrantz is previously most famous for writing…

Our out and out favourite of 2014, Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things is now out in paperback so you can see what all the fuss is about if you haven’t yet read it. If you would like a copy tell us who directed the adaptation of his other sci-fi novel, Under the Skin…

Borderlines, a taut legal thriller, rich with the Horn of Africa’s colours and aromas, is Michela Wrong’s debut novel but she’s been writing about Africa for a long time – and already has three books of nonfiction to her name. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a copy, tell us which of her previous books centred on the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko…


We are pleased to be able to record (having already wolfed up a proof copy) that Undermajordomo Minor continues Patrick deWitt’s so far unbroken run of excellent novels (it may even be his best yet). To bag a copy tell us which American city deWitt calls home…

Another Bookmunch favourite, Craig Thompson is back with Space Dumplins, the kind of book that can be enjoyed by men old enough to know better and small children (that’s certainly been the case in Bookmunch towers at any rate). To be in with a chance of winning, tell us the title of Thompson’s debut

Sneaking up all but unannounced, the new un from David Mitchell is a slim wee affair (from an author not known for slim wee affairs) – and what’s more, Slade House is described as something of a spin-off from his last chunky novel, The Bone Clocks. If you would like to win a copy tell us which book did David Mitchell collaborate on with his wife.

It’s been a long time coming, but finally Wind / Pinball (or Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball 1973 to give them their full and proper titles) by Haruki Murakami are now available to be read. To win a copy tell us which book forms the third leg of this particular trilogy.

And last but by no means least, The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah is up for grabs. If you would like to win a copy, simply tell us the author of the book’s epigram:

“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.”

Please send answers to, with the name of the book in the subject header and your address in the mail so we can send you a prize! Deadline is end October 2015. Thanks

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Coming soon on Bookmunch

Hear the Wind Sing & Pinball 1973 by Haruki Murakami

Rose Gold by Walter Mosley

Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson

Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld

The Bind by William Goldsmith

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson



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