Our selection of ebook releases (3/15/2013)
We interviewed two authors this week on Feedbooks: Gavin Corbett and Qiu Xiaolong.
Gavin Corbett was born in the west of Ireland and grew up in Dublin, where he studied History at Trinity College. This is the Way is his second novel.
“Home is any place where peace of mind comes easily”
Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai in 1953. During the Cultural Revolution, his father was the target of revolutionaries and he was forbidden to go to class.
He is the author of the famous detective series featuring Inspector Chen, as well as the Red Dust Lane cycle.
“I have a mixed feeling about the transformation of the materialist era”
New additions this week in the Thriller category: whether you’re a fan of the classic and solid Nordic literature or willing to set foot in the middle of Tasmania, there is a novel for everyone in the latest releases.
Three other interesting releases this week include Jonathan Dee’s new novel, A Thousand Pardons, an author we already interviewed for the release of his novel Palladio. If you’re familiar with the New York punk scene, the album Blank Generation will probably ring a bell: and even if you’re not, you can discover the and edgy and rock’n'roll memoir of writer and musician Richard Hell. If you prefer when a book has good reviews, discover this week’s favourite A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, which, according to Kirkus Reviews, is “a masterpiece, pure and simple”.
This year is the 150th birthday of the London Underground. For this occasion, Penguin UK launched a special collection of twelve titles written by twelve different authors such as Leanne Shapton and John Lanchester, and each one of those short essays and memoirs is inspired by one the famous Tube lines. Please note that those titles are only available in Europe.