Aevitas Creative Management
2030 AD: Thriving After the End of the World as We Know It by Mauro Guillen
U.S. publisher: St. Martin’s, spring 2021
In this book, economist Guillen argues that “a group of intertwined trends will converge in the year 2030 to create a megatrends moment of change,” the agency explains. Guillen is a professor of international management at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Bread and Fish by Andrew J. Graff
U.S. publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, fall 2020
In his debut novel, the agency says, Graff follows “two hardscrabble boys whose lives are shaped by the two fathers they don’t talk about, the crime they think they committed, their escape through the Wisconsin backwoods, and the adults trying to do right by them.”
The Kingfisher Patrol by Hazel Gaynor
U.S. publisher: Morrow, fall 2020
This novel, set in Japanese-occupied China during WWII, explores, per the agency, “the devastating impact of war/internment on a group of young British Girl Guides separated from their parents, the impossible choices their teachers must make to ensure their survival, and the life-changing bonds formed between them all.”
We Don’t Even Know You Anymore by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
U.S. publisher: Morrow, spring 2023
The author of America Anonymous and longtime contributor to the New York Times magazine investigates, the agency says, “the mystery of transformation and how much we can change not just ourselves, but each other.”
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu
U.S. publisher: Saga, Feb. 2020
Liu’s second volume of short stories features 16 of the science fiction and fantasy stories he’s published over the past five years, as well as a new novelette. Liu has won, among other literary honors, the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards.
The Last High by Daniel Kalla
U.S. publisher: Simon & Schuster, May 2020
In this medical thriller from Kalla (We All Fall Down), the agency explains, “a Vancouver doctor and a detective face the deadly consequence of the opioid crisis as they track down the supplier of fentanyl that landed a group of teens in the ER with critical overdoses.”
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
U.S. publisher: Amulet, Apr. 2020
This middle grade fantasy novel, the debut of Ifueko, follows, the agency says, a girl named Tarisai, who “has always longed for the warmth of a family” after being “raised in isolation by a mysterious often absent mother known only as The Lady.” After being sent to the capital to compete with others to be chosen to join the crown prince’s council, Tarisai is directed by the Lady to “kill the crown prince once she gains his trust.” Elaborating on the novel, the agency says it features “extraordinary worldbuilding” and is ultimately a story about “loyalty, fate, and the lengths we’re willing to go for the ones we love.”
Stranger in Shogun’s City by Amy Beth Stanley
U.S. publisher: Scribner, Aug. 2020
This work of history from an associate professor at Northwestern University explores, the agency says, “the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city just on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.”
The Cheney Agency
Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford
U.S. publisher: Grove Atlantic, 2020
Ford, winner of the Paris Review’s 2019 Plimpton Prize and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, follows, per the agency, “four generations of Cherokee women” in her debut novel.
The Fugitive World: Travels Among the Ungoverned by Ben Mauk
U.S. publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022
Mauk, a contributor to the New Yorker and Harper’s (among others), offers an account, the agency says, “of a journey from the South China Sea to the Caucasus, in which he reports on nomads, refugees, and other ‘fugitive’ peoples in flight from the state—investigating what it means to live freely in an age of high-tech surveillance and resurgent authoritarianism.”
The Sex Recession by Kate Julian
U.S. publisher: Scribner, 2022
From a senior editor at the Atlantic is an expansion of a cover story for the magazine—its most-read piece of 2018, per the agency—“investigating why millennials around the world are having less sex.”
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
U.S. publisher: Penguin Press, out now
The just-published book from the New York Times reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual predations, delivers, the agency says, “the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.”
The Clegg Agency
Daddy by Emma Cline
U.S. publisher: Random House, 2020
The debut short story collection from Cline (The Girls) explores the power dynamics between men and women, parents and their children.
Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh
U.S. publisher: Penguin Press, Apr. 2020
This third novel by Moshfegh, whose debut was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, is described by the agency as a “fevered, abyssal murder mystery.”
How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
U.S. publisher: Riverhead, Apr. 2020
This debut novel about two orphaned children of Chinese immigrants is set in California during the 19th-century gold rush.
Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser
U.S. publisher: Ecco, out now
The agency calls this authorized biography the “definitive portrait” of the reclusive cultural icon, noting that it delves into Sontag’s activism and tempestuous private life—including revelations about her ex-husband and about her last lover, photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Creative Artists Agency
Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski
U.S. publisher: HMH/Martin, out now
A collection of recipes by the Queer Eye star, whose culinary efforts have already received rave reviews from the most prestigious foodie magazines.
Say Your Word, Then Leave by Karen Attiah
U.S. publisher: Dey Street, winter 2021
Jamal Khashoggi’s editor at the Washington Post explores how the outspoken journalist went from being a confidante of Saudi Arabia’s rulers to becoming a critic of the country’s polices, leading to his murder by Saudi assassins.
The Smash-up by Ali Benjamin
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
This adult fiction debut by the middle grade author is described by the agency as “a contemporary retelling of Edith Wharton’s classic Ethan Frome,” set against a backdrop of Brett Kavanaugh’s 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World by Cleo Wade
U.S. publisher: Atria, Oct.
The sophomore effort by the author of Heart Talkshares also contains poetry and prose that encourages readers to commit to making the world a better place.
Cullen Stanley International
The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni
U.S. publisher: Morrow, Apr. 2020
The bestselling author of the Angelology series delivers, the agency says, “a haunting gothic novel of suspense that plunges readers into a world of dark family secrets.”
The Burnt Country by Joy Rhoades
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
This sequel to The Woolgrower’s Companion is set in 1948 Australia and follows Kate Dowd as she, per the agency, “struggles to maintain the sizable sheep station she inherited from her father.”
Futurecasting by Brian David Johnson
U.S. publisher: HarperOne, Jan. 2021
The author, a professor at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, is one of the world’s leading futurists and is Intel Corp.’s first in-house futurist. Here, he urges readers to empower themselves by taking control of their lives.
Kept Animals by Kate Milliken
U.S. publisher: Scribner, Apr. 2020
This debut novel, set on a horse ranch in California’s Topanga Canyon area, is, per the agency, a tale of the “desire, betrayal, and loss” experienced by three teenagers whose lives and friendship were disrupted by an accident, narrated 20 years later by one of their daughters.
Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore
U.S. publisher: Morrow, May 2020
The agency describes this latest tale from the author of 16 novels as “Shakespeare meets Dashiell Hammett,” a hard-boiled murder mystery that is also an irreverent take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
What We Carry: A Memoir by Maya Shanbhag Lang
U.S. publisher: Dial, Apr. 2020
This memoir by the first-generation daughter of Indian immigrants to the U.S. tells the story of a woman who questions everything she thought she knew about her mother, once a brilliant physician, who now suffers from Alzheimer’s.
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War by Mona L. Siegel
U.S. publisher: Columbia Univ., Jan. 2020
An overview of international organizing by activists working in tandem to advance women’s rights. The agency claims it is the first book to emphasize the role of women’s activism at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference that followed the end of WWI.
A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers
U.S. publisher: Redhook, Feb. 2020
A debut novel about a young witch who is forced to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes and in various incarnations after her mother botches a curse on the Parisian painter who seduced her in 1895.
Writing the Talking Cure: Irvin D. Yalom and the Literature of Psychotherapy by Jeffrey Berman
U.S. publisher: State Univ. of New York, out now
This is the first book, the agency claims, to explore psychiatrist/psychotherapist Irvin Yalom’s major writings about the importance of the therapeutic relationship, therapist transparency, here-and-now therapy, the prevalence of death anxiety, reciprocal healing, and the idea of the wounded healer.
Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
Daughter of Ash and Sea by Claire M. Andrews
U.S. publisher: LB/Patterson, 2021
In this debut YA novel that reimagines the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo, 17-year-old Daphne can only save her brother’s life by journeying across ancient Greece to find and return nine mysterious items stolen from Mount Olympus.
How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
U.S. publisher: Berkley, summer 2020
This fiction debut by an Iowa State University administrator is a rom-com about, the agency says, a college professor’s romantic misadventures while applying for tenure and trying to save her department from closing.
Let’s Never Talk About This Again by Sara Faith Alterman
U.S. publisher: Grand Central, June 2020
The author—a writer, performer, and one of the founding members of Mortified (a podcast, Netflix documentary, and a future concert series)—explores her relationship with her father, who, though he’s dying of Alzheimer’s, wants to resume his secret hobby of writing about sex.
Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
U.S. publisher: Montlake, Dec.
The latest tale by the author of a dozen novels and five novellas is about the fraught relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter, who are driven further apart after a terrible accident brings dark family secrets to light.
Foundry Literary + Media
Anything but Monogamy by Rachel Krantz
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
The agency calls this memoir by one of the founding editors of Bustle a “groundbreaking, deeply personal account” of a woman’s sexual journey, and says it anticipates that the book will “break down barriers.”
Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
U.S. publisher: HarperCollins, winter 2021
This middle grade debut by a 20-year old Stanford University undergrad is a tale of two 12-year-olds who build a rocket to find a long-missing father.
Night Song of the Swamp by Kelly Mustian
U.S. publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark, spring 2021
This debut novel is set in rural 1920s Mississippi. In it, two teenage girls from hardscrabble backgrounds—one white, the other black—find themselves unlikely partners in crime.
Untitled by Dove Cameron
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
The Emmy Award–winning actress and singer with 30 million Instagram followers explains how she stays emotionally and mentally healthy in a world dominated by social media.
The Gernert Company
August: A Novel by Callan Wink
U.S. publisher: Random House, Mar. 2020
This debut novel about a boy’s coming of age is set, the agency says, “in a part of the country being left behind.”
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
U.S. publisher: Doubleday, Apr. 2020
Journalist and novelist Kolker tells the story of an American family with 12 children, six of whom were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Their story, the agency explains, “became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.”
Long Bright River: A Novel by Liz Moore
U.S. publisher: Riverhead, Jan. 2020
The agency notes that this suspense novel is a “huge Sarah McGrath buy” and will be published “in a major way,” with a film deal in place.
Strange Planet by Nathan Pyle
U.S. publisher: Morrow, Nov.
Inspired by the eponymous Instagram account, this gift book features alien characters exploring a planet not unlike our own and making humorous discoveries.
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Blame the Dead by Ed Ruggero
U.S. publisher: Forge, Feb. 2020
This first book in a series is set in Sicily during WWII. The agency says the novel follows the murder of a surgeon in an American Army field hospital and the investigator who is tapped to solve the crime.
The Companions by Katie M. Flynn
U.S. publisher: Scout, March 2020
This debut novel from Flynn, who has an MFA from the University of San Francisco, is, per the agency, “set in an unsettling future in which the dead can be uploaded to machines and kept in service by the living.” Told from eight different points of view, the book, the agency adds, is “Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go.”
The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick
U.S. publisher: Park Row, Jan. 2020
Burdick (Girl in the Afternoon) goes inside an actual home for wayward girls, called House of Mercy, in this historical novel set in New York City circa the 1910s.
How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: Critical Thinking in the Age of Bias, Contested Truth, and Disinformation by Thomas C. Foster
U.S. publisher: HarperPerennial, May 2020
Following up his How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster delivers, the agency says, a “valuable guide to understanding today’s news, whether through newspapers and online sources or studies of history and current events.”
Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency
Bestiary by K Ming Chang
U.S. publisher: Oneworld, fall 2021
This is the debut novel from an undergraduate whose work has been anthologized in Best New Poets 2018 and the 2019 Pushcart Prize Anthology. In the book, which is based on the author’s own family history, Chang, the agency says, examines “issues ranging from the forced conversion to Christianity by missionaries in Taiwan to secret queer desires, unpredictable violent impulses and deeply buried secrets.”
Blood World by Chris Mooney
U.S. publisher: Berkley, summer 2020
This thriller is set in a futuristic Los Angeles where, the agency says, “underground blood transfusions from the healthy and young to the very rich have become the ultimate currency.” In this setting, a young cop goes to work for a kingpin who she believes has kidnapped her brother, and whom she hopes to take down.
The Treasure Inside by Gilbert Ford
U.S. publisher: Holt/Ottaviano, July 2020
In this middle grade novel, Maria helps her mother con widows out of their money with a fake psychic routine. Maria, though, can actually communicate with the dead. When, the agency explains, her best friend, who’s a ghost, asks for help, Maria “must crawl out from under her mother’s thumb.”
You Again by Debra Jo Immergut
U.S. publisher: Ecco, June 2020
This novel by journalist and creative writing teacher Immergut (The Captives) follows Abigail, whom the agency describes as “a middle-aged mother and former artist.” When she begins seeing her 22-year-old self in various places around New York City, Abigail’s “elusive double presents her with a dangerous proposition,” and “Abby must decide how much she values the life she’s built, and how deeply she knows herself.”
Cleanness by Garth Greenwell
U.S. publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jan. 2020
This follow-up to the author’s critically acclaimed debut novel, What Belongs to You, will, the agency claims, “cement his stature as one of our most vital living writers.”
Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk
U.S. publisher: Grand Central, Jan. 2020
The agency calls this literary memoir by the author of Fight Club “a love letter to readers, booksellers, and the writing life.”
The Golden Thread: The Cold War Mystery Surrounding the Death of Dag Hammarskjöld by Ravi Somaiya
U.S. publisher: Twelve, July 2020
An investigative journalist provides new evidence concerning the mysterious death of the beloved UN secretary general at the height of the Cold War in 1961.
Untitled by Toni Morrison
U.S. publisher: Knopf, Dec.
This collection of quotations from the recently deceased literary icon’s fiction and nonfiction writings—which have already been translated into 40 languages—is sure to appeal to a huge international audience.
How Not to Diet by Michael Greger
U.S. publisher: Flatiron, Dec.
The nutritionist, also the author of How Not to Die, examines the latest cutting-edge science behind weight loss and argues for a different approach to achieve long-term success.
by Margaret Sexton-Wilkerson
U.S. publisher: Counterpoint, Nov.
This sophomore effort by the novelist follows the lives of two women, one black and one white, who establish an uneasy friendship in the 1920s South, and the legacy their descendants inherit.
The Sea Wife by Amity Gaige
U.S. publisher: Knopf, Apr. 2020
A young family escapes suburbia to travel for a year on a 40-foot sailboat. This tale, blurbed by Claire Messud as “an allegory for life itself,” is told in dual perspectives by a husband and wife.
Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol
U.S. publisher: Public Affairs, Apr. 2020
The author, a bona fide rocket scientist who worked on the Mars rover project, reveals how the same strategies used in Apollo 11 can teach regular people how to attack unsolved problems and overcome obstacles.
Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
The Adventurer’s Son by Roman Dial
U.S. publisher: Morrow, Feb. 2020
In this memoir, the agency says, Dial recounts the “search for his missing son, who grew up traveling in the wilderness alongside his adventurer father and who disappeared into the Costa Rican rainforest when he was 27.”
My Sister: How One Sibling’s Transition Changed Us Both by Selenis and Marizol Leyva
U.S. publisher: Bold Type, Mar. 2020
The agency says this memoir by sisters Selenis and Marizol is “about transitioning, family, allyship, and the path to self-realization.” Selenis costars in the show Orange is the New Black and Marizol is a trans activist.
The Rainbow Mansion by Ashlee Vance
U.S. publisher: Ecco, fall 2021
Vance (Elon Musk) delivers here, the agency says, a “behind-the-scenes narrative that follows the global self-taught geniuses, counterculture rebels and idealists, moneyed powers-that-be, and Silicon Valley hucksters who are leading the private sector race and impending intergalactic land grab that will alter the course of life back on Earth.”
Set Fire to the Gods by Sarah Raasch and Kristen Simmons
U.S. publisher: Harper/Balzer + Bray, Aug. 2020
This YA fantasy duology is set, per the agency, in a “Greco-Roman–inspired world” and “follows the daughter of a murdered champion seeking vengeance against the god of fire.” The agency adds that the work is being pitched as Gladiator meets The Hunger Games.
Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
The First Actress by C.W. Gortner
U.S. publisher: Ballantine, spring 2020
The latest work of historical fiction by an author whose work has already been translated into 25 languages tells the story of Sarah Bernhardt, whose bohemian lifestyle and love affairs shocked her contemporaries.
The Jewel Thief by Jeannie Mobley
U.S. publisher: Viking, spring 2020
The agency notes that this YA debut set in Paris during the reign of the Sun King, by the author of three middle grade historical novels, sold at auction in an “exciting” two-book deal.
Poisonous Seas: Swallowing Earth’s Microplastic Pollution by Erica Cirino
U.S. publisher: Island, winter 2021
A journalist and photographer allows readers to bear witness to the global plastic pollution crisis.
Spark and the League of Ursus by Robert Repino
U.S. publisher: Quirk, April 2020
This middle grade fantasy debut by the author of the War with No Name science fiction series for adults is, the agency says, “a mash-up of Stranger Things and Toy Story.”
Jane Rotrosen Agency
The Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella
U.S. publisher: Random House, spring 2020
The coauthor—with her mother, Lisa Scottoline—of a series of nonfiction essays, Serritella’s fiction debut is about a woman who enrolls at Harvard a year after her brother, a schizophrenic, died by suicide there.
The New Husband by D.J. Palmer
U.S. publisher: St. Martin’s, Apr. 2020
In this domestic thriller, a newly married woman whose husband goes missing discovers that just because a person loves someone else, that doesn’t mean they really know them.
Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza
U.S. publisher: Thomas & Mercer, Dec.
From the author of The Girl in the Ice, this thriller is the first in a new series featuring a female former police detective.
When You See Me by Lisa Gardner
U.S. publisher: Dutton, Jan. 2020
Gardner’s latest thriller begins, the agency says, with the discovery of a skeleton in the Georgia mountains, reuniting an FBI dream team brought in to solve the murder.
Trident Media Group
The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards
U.S. publisher: Mira, spring 2020.
This latest read by the author of over 30 books is, the agency says, the tale of a singer living in Nazi-occupied France who’s forced to choose between her country and her family.
Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang
U.S. publisher: Ecco, Mar. 2020
In what the agency describes as an “offbeat” coming-of-age debut novel, a young woman is confused when her new community does not notice or understand her racial identity.
Luster by Raven Leilani
U.S. publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, spring 2020
The agency calls this debut novel by the fiction editor at Ruminate magazine, about a young black woman artist joining a lover’s open marriage, “sharp, comic, disruptive, and tender.”
Then She Vanished by T. Jefferson Parker
U.S. publisher: Putnam, Aug. 2020
This is the latest thriller in the Shamus Award–winning Roland Ford series, by an author who has received the Edgar Award three times.
William Morris Endeavor
All Adults Here by Emma Straub
U.S. publisher: Riverhead, May 2020
The new novel from Straub (The Vacationers) offers, the agency explains, a “deeply satisfying story about parenting, siblings, growing older, and all the small and big things that leave their mark as we enter adulthood.”
Friendship by Heike Faller and Valerio Vidali
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
Faller, an editor at the German magazine Zeit, and Vidali, an Italian illustrator based in Berlin, team up again for this book, which the agency describes as “a gorgeously illustrated book” that “will remind us of the many kinds of friendships that we experience in our lives.”
The Story of More by Hope Jahren
U.S. publisher: Vintage, Mar. 2020
Jahren (Lab Girl) tackles climate change in a book the agency describes as “a slim, urgent missive on the defining issue of our time.” Elaborating, the agency says the author, an award-winning scientist who currently teaches at the University of Oslo, gives her take on “our timeless pursuit of more—more energy, more food, more trash, etc.—and how the same human ambition that got us here can also be our salvation.”
Try This by James Altucher
U.S. publisher: HarperCollins, early 2021
The entrepreneur, chess master, and bestselling author of The Power of No delivers, the agency says, “the ultimate guide to personal entrepreneurship,” giving readers tips on how to “execute on ideas, to find the right collaborators, to negotiate, to be exceedingly memorable, and to scale projects to actually achieve work-life balance.”
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
U.S. publisher: Dial, March 2020
The author of the bestselling memoir Love Warrior and the founder of the all-women led nonprofit Together Rising, Doyle, the agency says, has written her “most revealing and powerful” work to date. The book, the agency elaborates, “explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.”
How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
U.S. publisher: Random House, June 2020
This novel from the author of Behold the Dreamers is, the agency says, “a masterful explanation of what happens when an American oil company’s reckless and environmentally degrading drive for profit, coupled with the ghosts of colonialism, comes up against an African village’s quest for justice—and a young woman’s willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people’s freedom.”
Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
U.S. publisher: Scholastic Press, fall 2020
After the success of the Carnegie Medal– and Printz Honor–winning author’s Stepsister, which reimagined “Cinderella,” Donnelly takes on “Snow White.” In this YA take on the classic, Donnelly, Writers House says, “deftly explores entrenched cultural myths as her determined heroine sets out to prove she is not too weak or foolish to rule the throne, and that even the darkest magic can’t extinguish the fire burning inside every girl.”
Untitled by Leonard Mlodinow
U.S. publisher: Pantheon, Sept. 2020
Mlodinow, the coauthor with Stephen Hawking of the bestsellers The Grand Design and A Briefer History of Time and a close friend of the physicist, has penned, the agency says, “the only book people ever need to read about Stephen Hawking.” The agency adds that the book “examines Stephen’s legacy to science” and offers “personal stories and reminiscences that make Stephen come alive as a person.”
The Wylie Agency
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
U.S. publisher: Random House, Feb. 2020
A timely tale of two fathers—one Israeli, the other Palestinian—who lose their young daughters to violence, by the recipient of such honors as the National Book Award, the IMPAC Prize, an Oscar nomination, and several European awards.
The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
U.S. publisher: Dey Street, out now
The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer tells her compelling story of how an Irish-born journalist reporting from war zones ended up serving in Barack Obama’s cabinet and as U.S. ambassador to the UN.
The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy
U.S. publisher: Bloomsbury, Oct.
A tale of “good intentions and reckless actions” set in 1988 East Berlin explores the cyclical nature of history and how the past is rewritten by those currently in power. Longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker Prize.
The Secret Guests by Benjamin Black
U.S. publisher: Holt, Jan. 2020
In his latest novel, the author (a pseudonym for Man Booker Prize–winning novelist John Banville) imagines the fallout from a secret evacuation of the two daughters of Britain’s King George VI to Ireland during WWII.