Hurrah! A new year means a whole new host of literary, movie and music releases: and trust us, 2015 is something to very excited about. We’ve rounded up the 12 releases we’re most excited about this year…
The book: Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
In a nutshell: In her literary debut, Hooper delivers a powerful, moving story about an elderly woman, who walks 2,000 miles to fulfill her life-long goal of finally seeing the ocean. Amazing.
On sale 20 January
The book: Second Life by SJ Watson
In a nutshell: The author of Before I Go To Sleep returns with this gripping psychological page-turner. We. Can’t. Wait.
On sale 12 February
The book: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
In a nutshell: This is Ishiguro’s first novel since cult-smash Never Let Me Go, and is set in post-Roman England, where myths and memories of Arthur abound…
On sale 3 March
The book: Alfred Hitchcock by Peter Ackroyd
In a nutshell: He was one of the biggest – and most iconic – movie directors of the 20th century… But how much do you really know about Hitchcock? Ackroyd seperates fact from fiction and delivers a detailed portrait of the film-maker.
On sale 2 April
The book: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
In a nutshell: Those of you who adored Life After Life will love this new offering from Atkinson, which follows the story of Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy.
On sale 5 May
The book: In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
In a nutshell: Weaving together the stories of three generations profoundly affected by a series of airplane crashes in 1950s America, Blume explores love, grief and a rainbow of other emotions.
On sale 2 June
The book: The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernières
In a nutshell: Growing up in Edwardian England, heroine Rosie finds herself facing the challenges of the era: falling in love against the backdrop of war. How will she and her sister resume life as they know it once the war ends?
On sale 2 July
The book: Electric Shock: How Popular Music Made the Modern World by Peter Doggett
In a nutshell: This book charts the rise and rise of popular music, starting with the first recording in the 1890s and finishing now, with streaming, Spotify et al.
On sale 27 August
The book: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
In a nutshell: The next installment in her MaddAddam trilogy sees a money-hungry young couple sign up for a bizarre social experiment. The consequences, naturally, are not what they expected…
On sale 10 September
The book: The Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith, edited by Will May
In a nutshell: Gathered together from her various collections of poems and sketches, this gorgeous anthology is a must for fans of Smith’s poignant, smart style.
On sale 15 October
The book: Verticals and Horizonatls by Helen Simpson
In a nutshell: This compendium of short stories from Simpson promises to be a pick-and-mix treat.
Release date TBC
The book: Emma by Jane Austen
In a nutshell: Okay, so it’s not a newbie – but it is the 200th anniversary of the book’s first publication, so we’re anticipating some gorgeous new editions.
200th anniversary 25 December