BFLA Authors in Best of 2016 Lists

It’s that time of year again when everyone's sharing their ‘Best of’ lists, and we’re extremely proud that our authors have been included in many of them. Below is a summary of the great places they were included and the great quotes that accompanied their pick.

FEVER CITY by Tim Baker

The Washington Post’s Best Books of 2016

 ‘[A] remarkable first novel …inspired writing, memorable characters and an exhilarating, all but overpowering story.’

Kirkus Reviews Three Authors to Watch More Closely in the Future

‘The novel’s polished prose and noirish atmospherics suggest Baker might yet become an important contributor to this literary field.’



LOVE YOU DEAD by Peter James

Guardian Best Crime and Thrillers of 2016

‘Expands the backstory of the detective’s missing wife with compelling results’









THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock

Guardian Hidden Gems of 2016

'A brilliant pastiche of distinct American classics... The author’s grasp of the intricacies of life among test pilots and their perilous pursuit of the demon of speed is striking enough...its emotional achieved by the use of pared-down dialogue and prose that conveys an absolute understanding of its subject... I do urge you to seek it out.'




THE CHILDREN’S HOME by Charles Lambert

Isabel Costello Literary Sofa ‘My Year in Books’

‘Left me in awe of the beauty and potential of the English language... exudes gothic atmosphere and contains one of the most visually arresting and profoundly sinister scenes I’ve ever encountered.’

Litreactor Staff picks of 2016

‘An ideal read for the winter season, especially if you have a fireplace and a wingback chair (but no less enjoyable if your furnishings are a bit more modern).’

Lonesome Reader’s Ten Great Books of Experimental Fiction 2016

‘Some incredibly powerful, hunting imagery…as seductive as it was terrifying’

American Bookseller's Association Indie Next Preview January 2017 Paperbacks

Buzzfeed's Most Beautiful Covers 2016
Design by Jaya Miceli. Art by Valerie Hegarty.

ICARUS by Deon Meyer

Sunday Times’ Crime Club Top Translated Crime of 2016

‘A taut plot is augmented by the moving portrayal of a cop about to lose his hard-earned sobriety.’