‘All Our Names’, by Dinaw Mengestu

A young man’s journey to the US from postcolonial Uganda. Review by John Sunyer

Illustration for 'John the Pupil'
©Dan Mitchell

‘John the Pupil’, by David Flusfeder

A tale of an eventful medieval mission from Oxford to Rome. Review by AN Wilson

‘Death of the Black-Haired Girl’, by Robert Stone

Review by Barry Forshaw

Book cover of Maria Venegas's memoir 'Bulletproof Vest: The Ballad of an Outlaw and his Daughter'

‘Bulletproof Vest’, by Maria Venegas

Review by Kasia Delgado

‘In Love and War’, by Alex Preston

Passion and fascism in the heat of 1930s Florence. Review by Suzi Feay

Illustration of a man with a mop
©Juliana Wang

‘England and Other Stories’, by Graham Swift

Well-honed tales of England over the centuries. Review by Rachel Seiffert

‘In the Approaches’, by Nicola Barker

Nicola Barker’s latest playful tale takes a wry look at faith. Review by Michael Prodger

‘Your Fathers’ by Dave Eggers

A kidnapper recounts his frustrations with modern America to seven captives. Review by Henry Hitchings

‘The Mark of Cain’, by Lindsey Barraclough

As its predecessor, ordinary family life is juxtaposed with supernatural events. Review by Suzi Feay

‘The Silkworm’, by Robert Galbraith

JK Rowling returns to crime. Review by Isabel Berwick