February 2020 New Titles: Fiction Previews

Welcome to an unusually jam-packed February. The early months of the year are usually the preserve of key débuts but in 2020 these first novels will be jostling for space on bookshelves, and on the review pages, with at least five former major literary prize-winners, including Aravind Adiga’s Amnesty (Picador), Eimear McBride’s third novel Strange Hotel (Faber), Colum McCann’s Apeirogon (Bloomsbury), Graham Swift’s Here We Are (Scribner) and, an Editor’s Choice, Anne Enright’s superb Actress (Cape). I wonder if this is a consequence of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light coming next m...

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