Ones to Watch in 2020
Posted 14th January 2020
What with 2020 shaping up to be a blindingly brilliant year for books, we thought we ought to let you know what to look out for from Pushkin Press this year.
We’ve got a stunning array of books coming out between now and summer, including a coming-of-age climate novel, a cannibalistic dystopia and a children’s adventure story focused around the effects of extreme poverty. And that’s just the first six months!
Read on for our Pushkin Press 2020 highlights…
January – February
Mazel Tov by J.S. Margot (tr. Jane Hedley-Prôle)
Cultures clash in this candid memoir of a young woman’s experiences tutoring for an Orthodox Jewish family, and how children are often the key to breaking down barriers. Out 23rd Jan.
Bearmouth by Liz Hyder
Now in paperback, Liz Hyder’s highly recommended young adult debut follows Newt as he gets used to having new boy Devlin around, disrupting order down Bearmouth mine. Courage, resistance and friendship shine through in this unique story. Out 6th Feb.
Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica (tr. Sarah Moses)
In a world where animal meat is poisonous, business is booming for Marcos and the Cypress Processing Plant – the business of manufacturing and selling human meat products. Out 6th Feb.
The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo (tr. Yumiko Yamakazi)
From the author of The Honjin Murders comes the next case for legendary detective, Kosuke Kindaichi. The death of a patriarch, a contested will, and a series of gruesome murders make this wonderfully devilish read, perfect for those who loved Knives Out. Out 6th Feb.
Lampie by Annet Schaap (tr. Laura Watkinson)
Now in paperback, this seafaring children’s epic has everything you could want from a classic adventure story: pirates, mermaids, friendship and imminent danger. Out 27th Feb.
March – April
The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts
Preparing to leave the burning landscape of Sydney, a girl takes calls for the emergency services dispatch to make ends meet. Timely, dizzying and destructive, this novel explores coming of age in a dying world. Out 5th March.
Lost by Ele Fountain
Following the success of Boy 87, Ele Fountain returns with Lost, the story of Lola and Amit after their father leaves one day and doesn’t come back. A powerful look at child poverty and resilience. Our 12th March.
The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames
Four girls meet in a college dorm, their friendship destined to sustain for the rest of their lives. But with each girl comes a devastating mistake. For fans of Anna Hope’s Expectation and Donna Tartt’s A Secret History. Out 2nd April.
May – June
Those Who Forget by Géraldine Schwarz (tr. Laura Marris)
After delving into long-forgotten cabinets in her grandparents basement, Geraldine Schwarz discovers how the ‘Aryanisation’ of Jewish business left her grandfather in great profit. Those Who Forget is a multi-generational exploration of guilt, denial and ideological seduction. Out 7th May.
Miss Iceland by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (tr. Brian FitzGibbon)
Hekla was named after the great volcano. As a woman in 1960s Reykjavik, however, she struggles to set the world on fire with her writing. A charming new book from the author of Hotel Silence and Butterflies in November. Out 7th May.
The Mystery of Henri Pick by David Foenkinos (tr. Sam Taylor)
A quintessentially French mystery, this novel is the first in our collaboration with Walter Presents. An author’s identity comes into question when a masterpiece is discovered in a library of rejected manuscripts. Out 7th May.