NEW ISSUE ALERT: nb87 now published

Article published on December 10, 2015.

So, yet another action-packed 100 pages of books, books, books has landed on doormats nationwide and for those yet to discover it, we thought we’d give you a guided tour of the highlights and below that you will find the complete contents.

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Guy Pringle
January 13, 2015

We hope you already know about the nudge List app for iPhone and iPad but for those yet to discover it there’s a flavour from the last 3 Lists:

– Irish Book Awards winners worth adding to your ‘to be read’ list.

– The rise & rise of Jojo Moyes continues – a film of Me Before You and a sequel, After You.

Ian Rankin brings back Rebus in Even Dogs in the Wild.

– Does Philip Kerr’s False Nine echo Arsenal’s fortunes?

Orson Welles volume 3 – Simon Callow has written 1,664 pages so far!

David Mitchell’s Slade House welcomes ‘guests’.

REVIEW OF THE YEAR – Alastair Giles looks back at the highs and lows of 2015.

Our nb and nudge Books of the Year 2015 – we run down the runners and riders for the nb Reading Group Book of the Year for the 14th time. And we want your votes PLUS time to place your vote now!

BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY – 3 more titles for the collection.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BOOKS From the Baltic to the Caspian we go.

16 pages of DIRECTORY reviews – including the Costas – from readers like you.

DEBUTS This year’s ‘bright young things’.

– The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie – The novel as a symphony.

– In A Land of Paper Gods by Rebecca Mackenzie – an extract to tempt you.

– The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr – her Editor’s perspective.

– The Maker of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell – gets W&N’s Deputy Publishing Director’s vote.

– For the Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser – The Iliad – the women’s point of view.

BIG INTERVIEWS

Bill Bryson
on our foibles and fascinations.

Jason Starr meets your reviewer Beth Moffat

Not forgetting our RECOMMENDED READS – all free, all we ask is you cover our p&p costs.

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell

The Queen’s Choice by Anne O’Brien

 

 

And the COMPLETE CONTENTS?

FROM US TO YOU

3 THE VIEW FROM HERE Your publisher on four suggestions to improve books.

6 WHAT WE’RE READING Catch up with our current faves.

8 IF IN DOUBT MAKE A LIST – a selection of Bert Wright’s wisdom to be found in our app.

– Irish Book Awards winners worth adding to your ‘to be read’ list.

– The rise & rise of Jojo Moyes continues – a film of Me Before You and a sequel, After You.

– Ian Rankin brings back Rebus in Even Dogs in the Wild.

– Does Philip Kerr’s False Nine echo Arsenal’s fortunes?

– Orson Welles volume 3 – Simon Callow has written 1,664 pages so far!

– David Mitchell’s Slade House welcomes ‘guests’.

15 SCRIPT Alastair Giles explores the chequered link between books and film.

32 REVIEW OF THE YEAR A look back at 2015s highs and lows.

35 nb and nudge Books of the Year 2015 introducing your guides . . .

– BookHugger – Quality literature? Phil Ramage knows what’s out there.

– BookDiva – Sheila A Grant browses for her next read.

– BookNoir – Mike Stafford says crime fiction has all the answers.

– BookChap – Welcome Reg Seward – who better to do the guided tour?

– BookGeek – Jade Craddock sees beyond geekiness to a cornucopia.

– BookLife – Paul Cheney suggests some prizes worth keeping tabs on.

nb Reading Group Book of the Year – Read ‘em? Or to be read?

44 Our 4th annual nb Readers’ Day – Didn’t we have a luvverly time . . .

73 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY Our collection gathers pace with 3 more titles.

77 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BOOKS From the Baltic to the Caspian we go.

81 THE DIRECTORY Our reviewers insights on recent publishing including the Costa shortlist.

98 WHAT WE ARE THINKING Sheila A Grant swears there’s too much of it!

FEATURES

23 DEBUTS This year’s crop of ‘bright young things’:

– The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie – The novel as a symphony.

– In A Land of Paper Gods by Rebecca Mackenzie – an extract to tempt you.

– The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr – her Editor’s perspective.

– The Maker of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell – gets W&N’s Deputy Publishing Director’s vote.

– For the Most Beautiful by Emily HauserThe Iliad – from the women’s point of view.

34 The Borough Press – new kid on the block.

66 BOOKSHOPS WE LIKE – If you’re Travelling Through . . . Waterloo . . .

68 IN CONVERSATION – Claire Fuller and Catriona Ward hit it off at our readers day and carried on ‘talking’

70 MY FIVE FAVES Priya Parmar looks to some 20th century classics for inspiration.

72 I’M A WRITER… Get me out of here! Marianne Kavanagh is our first.

BIG INTERVIEWS

18 Bill Bryson on our foibles and fascinations.

29 Jason Starr meets your reviewer Beth Moffat

RECOMMENDED READS – all free, all we ask is you cover our p&p costs.

47 The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

51 The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

55 A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell

59 The Queen’s Choice by Anne O’Brien

SHOP

63-65 Goodies and free books – what’s not to like?

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