Viv Albertine … To Hurl Away Unopened . Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian figcaption > source >
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli ( Allen Lane ). The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is back with an exploration of the meaning of time.
The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy ( Hamish Hamilton ). The author of novels Hot Milk and Swimming Home likewise wrote Things I Don’t Crave to Know , a” living autobiography” on writing and womanhood. This short memoir is another instalment.
To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine strong >( Faber Social ). In her followup to the much-praised Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys . em >, the former Slits guitarist uncovers truths about her family.
Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty by Jacqueline Rose strong >( Faber ). It’s always the mother’s fault … the renowned feminist critic on the ultimate scapegoat for our personal and political failings.
Rosie by Rose Tremain ( Chatto ). The novelist’s first non-fiction volume is a childhood memoir that casts a reveal light on the “vanished” world of 1940 s and 1950 s England.
Agency by William Gibson ( Viking ). The new novel from the colossus of SF switches between a world in which Hillary Clinton won the US election and London two centuries in the future, after most of the global population has perished.
Circe by Madeline Miller ( Bloomsbury ). The Song of Achilles won the Orange award in 2012; Miller’s follow-up stays in the world of Homer’s Odyssey to explore the story of the witch-goddess who becomes Odysseus’s men into pigs.
I Still Dream by James Smythe ( Borough ). A 17 -year-old girl constructs herself an AI system in her bedroom: as the activities of the decade pass, it develops with her. An investigation into artificial and human intelligence, which extends into the past and future.
Never Greener by Ruth Jones ( Bantam ). A debut fiction about second possibilities from the actor and screenwriter best known for Gavin and Stacey .
The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal ( Viking ). In the follow-up to My Epithet Is Leon , a young Irish woman in 70 s Birmingham is caught up in whirlwind romance- and tragedy.
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo ( Hogarth ). The project to novelise Shakespeare continues, with the Norwegian felony writer supposing the antihero of the Scottish play as a drug addict turned cop.
Patient X by David Peace ( Faber ). The writer of GB84 and The Damned Utd is here inspired by the life and stories of the great Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, best knows we Rashomon .
Europa by Sean O’Brien ( strong> Picador ). The multi-prize-winning poet focuses on past and uncertain future entanglements between Britain and continental Europe.
Events and anniversaries
10 -1 2 London book fair, with the Baltic countries as this year’s” marketplace focus “.
20 Release of Mike Newell’s film Guernsey , set in the late 40 s and based on the novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society .
23 Women’s prize for fiction shortlist.