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The top novels of 2006 - Publishers, Dates, Authors and Titles

01-27-2006 09:13 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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Literary bestsellers of 2006 including a debut from Afshin Rattansi and reflections by Margaret Atwood

Literary bestsellers of 2006 including a debut from Afshin Rattansi and reflections by Margaret Atwood

Who will win the prizes for best novel in 2006? A whole host of new and old names are releasing hotly tipped fiction, this year. These are predicted to make the headway with judges and readers.

1. The Dream of the Decade by Afshin Rattansi ( Booksurge, February )- Long-awaited debut by former BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera journalist about terrorism, the media, property and post-apocalyptic London: already tipped for the top (on sale at Amazon);

2. The Book of Dave by Will Self ( Viking, March )-post-apocalyptic London ( again! ): Nominated in 1993 as one of Granta magazine's 20 'Best of Young British Novelists 2';

3. Ludmila's Broken English by DBC Pierre ( Faber, March ) - by former Booker prizewinning author: can he do it again?;

4. The Tent by Margaret Atwood ( Bloomsbury, March )-short story collection: a collection of brief essays, fictions, and self-mocking fancies on the experience of decay (on sale at Amazon);

5. In The Good Life by Jay McInerney( Bloomsbury, March )-like Rattansi, McInerney chooses to trace characters scarred by terrorism: hotly tipped;

6. Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey ( Faber, May )-an artist fallen on hard times and his eccentric brother by the double Booker prizewinner;

7. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell ( Sceptre, May )- boyhood and adolescence;

8. jPod by Douglas Coupland ( Bloomsbury, June ) - geeks;

9. Restless by William Boyd ( Bloomsbury, September )- about the second world war;

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Edward Victor
edvictor@icmail.net
Tel.+44 7799541841
Booksurge Publishers:
(866) 308-6235 ext.120
Random House
(212) 782-9000
Harper Collins
(212) 207-7000


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