In terms of awards May is the month for Science Fiction lovers on both sides of the Atlantic.  The month begins with the British Arthur C. Clarke Award and two weeks later the US Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America present the Nebula Award.

In the UK the Hay Festival is the big event of the month while in the US BookCon is causing controversy, but there are festivals to look forward to on most continents during May.

There are plenty of interesting novels being published this moth. Michael Cunningham and Nick Harkaway are both bringing out new work,  and if you want to know what it is like to be a bee (The Bees, Laline Paull) or want a healthy doze of satire about literary prizes (Lost for Words, Edward St Aubyn) you need not look further than the list below. The books that especially caught my interest this month were Porochista Khakpour’s story about a boy raised as a bird and Tom Rachman’s story about Tooly Zylberberg the owner of a 2nd hand bookshop with a strange past. 

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Books published