Book of the week

16 Apr 2014 - 14:17

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014


Atlantic Books is thrilled that the wonderful Orfeo has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. Huge congratulations to all the other incredible novels on the longlist, which can be viewed here.


In Orfeo, seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab - the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to extract music from rich patterns beyond the ear's ability to hear - has come to the attention of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid on his house, Els flees and turns...

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By SamR
07 Aug 2014 - 14:30


Longlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Award, The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay is out now in paperback.

On the south coast of New South Wales, in 1948, people chase their dreams through the books in the railway's library. Anikka Lachlan searches for solace after her life is destroyed by a single random act. Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. Frank Draper is trapped by the guilt of those his treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle with the same question: how now to be alive.


We had some lovely online love for Ashley on first publication. She spoke to Trip Fiction about writing the novel, gave Novelicious her Five Writing Tips and then hopped over to Reading Matters for Triple Choice Tuesday.

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By Lucy
14 Jul 2014 - 15:36


The legendary singer is touring the UK again due to popular demand. Anyone Who Had a Heart is his sensational autobiography.           

‘Burt's romantic escapades were never-ending, as well as highly entertaining... an unusually revealing and even-handed portrait of a talent in a million.’ Daily Mail

‘Hugely entertaining... [Burt Bacharach is] illuminating on the craft of the songwriter; surprisingly candid on his often rackety personal life.’ Daily Telegraph


Burt Bacharach’s UK Tour Dates

Wednesday 23rd July: Royal Festival Hall, London

Saturday 26th July: Royal Festival Hall, London

Monday 28th July: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Wednesday 30th July: Edinburgh Playhouse, ...

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