Each year the Five Books editors pick their best reads of the year. Working at Five Books involves reading a lot of new writing and staying up to date with literary trends. Here, our editors pick some of the best new books of 2020, the books that grabbed their attention and stayed with them long after they turned the last page.
Five Books deputy editor Cal Flyn rounds up the most hotly anticipated new novels of early 2020, including the final instalment in Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy and new work from the authors of Dept. of Speculation, Eileen and Station Eleven.