August 2021: Fiction Previews

You read it here first: August is the new September. The traditionally “quiet” summer month is full of big names across all genres ahead of what must surely be a bumper autumn.

A busy month, but lots of proofs were delayed which meant I couldn’t get my hands on a couple I was desperate to read: Pat Barker’s The Women of Troy (Hamish Hamilton) sequel to the brilliant Silence of the Girls, or Elif Shafak’s follow-up to her Booker-shortlisted 10 Minutes, 39 Seconds in This Strange World, the Cyprus-set The Island of Missing Trees (Viking). Happily, a proof of Leïla Slimani’s The Country of O...

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