New Year, New Books

It’s a new year, and we’re looking forward to new books. Here are eight scheduled for publication in January and February—fiction, poetry, and nonfiction—to get a strong start on a new year of reading.


Gunnhild Øyehaug

Evil Flowers

Trans. Kari Dickson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux






Miriam Darlington

The Wise Hours: A Journey into the Wild and Secret World of Owls

Tin House







José Olivarez

Promises of Gold / Promesas de Oro

Trans. into Spanish by David Ruano

Henry Holt






Mahasweta Devi

Truth / Untruth

Trans. Anjum Katyal







Mariana Enriquez

Our Share of Night

Illus. Pablo Gerardo Camacho

Trans. Megan McDowell






Hanna Pylväinen

The End of Drum-Time

Henry Holt







Haji Jaber

Black Foam

Trans. Sawad Hussain & Marcia Lynx Qualey

Amazon Crossing






Aleksandar Hemon

The World and All That It Holds