Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

The fantasy writer and master storyteller Neil Gaiman has drawn on Norse myth for many of his novels, and now presents a retelling of a wealth of stories from Norse mythology in his own unique style.

Bloomsbury, February 7


4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

Paul Auster turns 70 in 2017, and celebrates by publishing his first novel in seven years. It’s about a boy, also born in 1947, and his four alternative and parallel life stories. It’s going to be huge (literally: it’s nearly 900 pages long).

Faber, February 7



Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The new novel from the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a timely love story set in a world transformed by migration, as a young couple become refugees.

Hamish Hamilton,  March 2


The Unaccompanied by Simon Armitage

Eminent poet Simon Armitage’s first collection since being named the Oxford Professor of Poetry draws on a theme that Armitage says he has noticed gradually emerging in his work: isolation, verging on loneliness.

Faber, March 2