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JANUARY

A Long Way from Home, by Peter Carey, Faber, RRP£17.99/Knopf, RRP$26.95 (Feb)

The Australian double Booker Prize-winner returns with a novel of road racing and postcolonial reckoning set in the small-town Victoria of his youth.

Peter Carey © Getty

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, by David Frum, Harper, RRP£20/$25.99

A conservative critic of Donald Trump examines the US president’s record.

Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World, by Snigdha Poonam, Hurst, RRP£14.99

The hopes and fears of a rising generation are explored in reportage by a Delhi-based journalist.

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein, by Fiona Sampson, Profile, RRP£18.99/Pegasus, RRP$28.95 (June)

A biography by a prizewinning poet, published for the novel’s bicentenary.

Frankenstein’s monster, created by Mary Shelley 200 years ago © Getty

Lullaby, by Leïla Slimani, Faber, RRP£12.99/Penguin, RRP$16 (with the title ‘The Perfect Nanny’)

A Goncourt Prize-winning novel from a writer recently appointed francophone affairs minister by President Emmanuel Macron.

Where the Past Begins, by Amy Tan, Fourth Estate, RRP£18.99/Ecco, RRP$28.99 (2017)

The bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club tells the story of her own life.

FEBRUARY

Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes, by Diane Atkinson, Bloomsbury, RRP£30/$40 (April)

A history of the suffragette movement published for the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act on February 6. Other 2018 titles on the subject include Hearts and Minds by Jane Robinson (Doubleday, January) and Rachel Holmes’s life of Sylvia Pankhurst (Bloomsbury, September).

The Only Story, by Julian Barnes, Cape, RRP£16.99/Knopf, RRP$25.95 (April)

A young man falls in love with an older married woman in the latest from the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist.

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism, by Laura Bates, S&S, RRP£14.99

A collection of essays from the feminist activist and founder of the Everyday Sexism project.

Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016, by Steve Coll, Allen Lane, RRP£25/Penguin Press, RRP$35

The American journalist follows the threads of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars into the post-9/11 era.

Brit(ish), by Afua Hirsch, Cape, RRP£16.99

A personal inquiry into race, identity and belonging in 21st-century Britain.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, by Denis Johnson, Cape, RRP£14.99/Random House, RRP$27 (Jan)

A posthumously published story collection from the celebrated American writer who died in May.

Maybe Esther, by Katja Petrowskaja, Fourth Estate, RRP£14.99/Harper, RRP$25.99 (Jan)

A prizewinning family memoir follows three generations through the turbulence of 20th-century Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Germany.

Enlightenment Now: A Manifesto for Science, Reason, Humanism, and Progress, by Steven Pinker, Allen Lane, RRP£14.99/Viking, RRP$35

The author of The Language Instinct and The Better Angels of Our Nature makes the case against cultural pessimism.

Feel Free, by Zadie Smith, Hamish Hamilton, RRP£20/Penguin, RRP$28

The second collection of essays from the British novelist and critic.

Zadie Smith © Getty

MARCH

Asylum, by Sean Borodale, Cape, RRP£10

An acclaimed poet writes from the caves, mines and quarries of the Mendip Hills in south-west England.

The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú, Bodley Head, RRP£14.99/Riverhead, RRP$26 (Mar)

A memoir of the US-Mexico frontier by a former Border Patrol officer.

Eat the Buddha, by Barbara Demick, Granta, RRP£14.99/Spiegel & Grau, RRP$28 (Sept)

A portrait of Tibet by the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-winning Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea.

Speak No Evil, by Uzodinma Iweala, John Murray, RRP£18.99/Harper, RRP$26.99

A long-awaited second novel by the author of Beasts of No Nation.

The Book of Chocolate Saints, by Jeet Thayil, Faber, RRP£12.99

An artist makes a journey into his Indian past in a novel by the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted Narcopolis.

Zbigniew Brzezinski: America’s Grand Strategist, by Justin Vaïsse, Harvard, RRP£27.95/$35

The first full biography of the late foreign policy analyst who advised US presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama.

The Trick to Time, by Kit de Waal, Viking, RRP£12.99

A woman reflects on a 1970s love affair in the follow-up to My Name is Leon.

APRIL

Fascism: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright, William Collins, RRP£16.99/Harper, RRP$26.99

The former US secretary of state examines the history and modern resurgence of the far right.

Venus as a Bear, by Vahni Capildeo, Carcanet, RRP£9.99

The winner of the 2016 Forward Prize for Best Collection turns her attention to the non-human world.

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Our Illusion of Control, by Barbara Ehrenreich, Granta, RRP£14.99/Twelve, RRP$27

An American cultural critic argues for greater acceptance of mortality.

Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn, by Chris Hughes, Bloomsbury, RRP£10.99/St Martin’s Press, RRP$19.99 (Feb)

The Facebook co-founder proposes a guaranteed income for all working people, paid for by the 1 per cent.

The Cost of Living, by Deborah Levy, Hamish Hamilton, RRP£12.99/Bloomsbury, RRP$20 (July)

The second volume of memoir from the Man Booker-shortlisted novelist.

The Value of Everything, by Mariana Mazzucato, Allen Lane, RRP£20/PublicAffairs, RRP$28

An economist makes the case for a reformed capitalism that favours enterprise over value-extraction.

Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, by David Peace, Faber, RRP£14.99/Knopf, RRP$24.95

Stories inspired by one of the British author’s Japanese literary heroes.

Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, JM Originals, RRP£10.99/Counterpoint, RRP$26 (2017)

An acclaimed debut following three generations of a New Orleans family.

The Long ’68, by Richard Vinen, Allen Lane, RRP£20

A prizewinning historian on the wave of protests 50 years ago that shook governments in France and beyond.

MAY

Kudos, by Rachel Cusk, Faber, RRP£16.99/FSG, RRP$26

A writer visits a fracturing Europe in the third novel in Cusk’s Outline trilogy.

Rachel Cusk © Eyevine

The King and the Catholics: The Fight for Emancipation 1829, by Antonia Fraser, W&N, RRP£25

The history of Britain’s 19th-century struggle for Catholic rights.

Whistle in the Dark, by Emma Healey, Viking, RRP£12.99/Harper, RRP$27.99 (July)

A second novel from the author of the 2014 bestseller Elizabeth is Missing.

The Neighbourhood, by Mario Vargas Llosa, Faber, RRP£18.99/FSG, RRP$26 (February)

A political thriller set in the Fujimori years by Peru’s Nobel Prize-winner.

Unelected Power, by Paul Tucker, Princeton, RRP£27.95/$35

A former deputy governor of the Bank of England reflects on the relationship between technocrats and democracy.

JUNE

Caroline’s Bikini, by Kirsty Gunn, Faber, RRP£14.99

A love story by the prizewinning author of The Big Music.

The Mars Room, by Rachel Kushner, Cape, RRP£16.99/Scribner, RRP$27

A novel set in a woman’s prison by the author of The Flamethrowers.

Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje, Cape, RRP£16.99/Knopf, RRP$26.95

The first novel in seven years by the author of The English Patient.

In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England, by Keith Thomas, Yale, RRP£25/$34 (May)

A new history by the celebrated author of Religion and The Decline of Magic.

The Inner Level, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, Allen Lane, RRP£20

The epidemiologists behind 2009’s The Spirit Level examine the effects of inequality on individual health.

JULY

History of Violence, by Edouard Louis, Harvill Secker, RRP£14.99/FSG, RRP$25

A new autobiographical novel by the author of The End of Eddy.

Codex 1962, by Sjon, Sceptre, RRP£18.99

A surreal fable of nationalism by a prizewinning Icelandic novelist.

AUGUST

The Silence of the Girls, by Pat Barker, Hamish Hamilton

A writer known for her novels about war retells Homer’s Odyssey from the perspective of a woman.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari, Cape, RRP£16.99

After the whistle-stop world history of Sapiens and the futurology of Homo Deus, the bestselling Israeli author tackles the present.

Yuval Noah Harari © Getty

Now We Shall be Entirely Free, by Andrew Miller, Sceptre, RRP£18.99

A novel set during the Napoleonic wars by the author of the Costa Award-winning Pure.

SEPTEMBER AND AFTER

News Wars, by Jill Abramson, Bodley Head/S&S

The former executive editor of the New York Times on the future of media and the political battle over the news.

The Lies that Bind, by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Profile, RRP£14.99

The NYU philosopher expands on the themes of his 2016 BBC Reith Lectures, challenging assumptions about national, religious and racial identities.

Transcription, by Kate Atkinson, Doubleday, RRP£20

A novel of espionage and idealism from the author of Life After Life.

Love is Blind, by William Boyd, Viking

A young Scotsman discovers a new life in Paris in the popular Boyd’s latest.

How To Save Capitalism From Itself, by Paul Collier, Allen Lane

An Oxford-based development expert sets out his thinking on the economy.

Identity, by Francis Fukuyama, Profile

The author of The End of History and the Last Man argues that identity politics is undermining democracy.

The Fruits of My Labour, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Harvill Secker/Archipelago

The final volume of the Norwegian writer’s My Struggle series arrives in English translation.

Karl Ove Knausgaard © Getty

The Life of Walter Gropius, by Fiona MacCarthy, Faber

A portrait of the founder of Bauhaus by a celebrated biographer.

Killing Commendatore, by Haruki Murakami, Harvill Secker

The first novel in four years from one of the world’s most feted writers.

Haruki Murakami © Getty

Melmoth, by Sarah Perry, Serpent’s Tail

A new novel by the author of the bestselling The Essex Serpent.

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