Welcome to PW’s fall preview. These are our editors’ picks for autumn—a mix of surefire blockbusters, promising debuts, potential breakouts, and indie dark horses. And for some, we just plain like the cut of their jibs.

The process of selecting these titles began a couple months ago, when we asked publishers to submit everything they have coming out between August and January. We distilled those 8,000-plus submissions down to what you see here: 15 category previews, each with a top 10 and a longlist. There’s a searchable database of all titles submitted at publishersweekly.com/announcements, so if you want to go deep on the season, head on over there.

And stay tuned for our Fall Children’s Announcements feature, coming in the July 22 issue. Till then, get comfortable, pour a glass of whatever it is you like to pour a glass of, get your favorite underlining pen primed, and prepare to dog-ear some pages. Enjoy!


Art, Architecture & Photography
Business & Economics
Comics & Graphic Novels
Cooking & Food
Essays & Literary Criticism
Literary Fiction
Memoirs & Biographies
Mysteries & Thrillers
Politics & Current Events
Romance & Erotica
SF, Fantasy & Horror