This month sees the 100th awarding of the Pulitzer prizes, with the first prizes having been awarded in June 1917. There have only been 76 fiction prizes awarded, however, since the Board does not always agree on a book to award.

Among the many interesting books to be published in April, Chris Cleave’s new novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven is the one I most look forward to. But as mentioned there is plenty on offer. Jenni Fagan’s apocalyptic The Sunlight Pilgrims sound fascinating, as does Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine. And fans of Trainspotting will be excited by Irvine Welsh’s new novel The Blade Artistist.

Fairs & Festivals

Books published