October 2020: Non-fiction Previews

Whatever else this year has turned upside down, October remains the biggest month for non-fiction in the publishing calendar. The 1st looks the prime candidate for Super Thursday, though 15th and 29th are not devoid of celebrity excitement.

I’m keen on the 1st for another reason: it’s National Poetry Day, and publication day for my Book of the Month, the magnificent Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair, as well as for I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke and The Fire of Joy by Clive James; all three from Picador. Aside from the enduring consolations of poetry, this is an odd autumn to call, psych...

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