January 5, 2013 by dontbringlulubook
Last summer saw the publication of Don’t Bring Lulu – a book exploring the amazing career of Ron Onions, the interaction of the family and their life overcoming the difficulties faced by their youngest daughter. Louise ‘Lulu’ Onions was born without a thyroid gland.
It is an impressive book, with Ron, his wife Doris and eldest daughter Sarah each writing their own memories of events, intertwining their perceptions throughout.
We are now into a new year and 2013 is set to continue the excitement among book lovers.
Pride & Prejudice celebrates its bicentenary. Bookshelves will be alive with re-issues and analysis on top of more analysis.
The Chinese winner of last year’s Nobel Prize for Literature is also set to release a book in English for the first time. Pow! by Mo Yan is due to be released with Seagull publications.
The king of espionage novels, John le Carré, releases his latest book A Delicate Truth.
Afghan-born American novelist and physician Khaled Hosseini had international success with The Kite Runner. Such was the impact on the world that it was adapted for film. Hosseini now releases another book: And The Mountains Echoed.
The king of horror, Stephen King, pleases hardened fans with his long-awaited sequel to The Shining. It focuses around a now middle-aged Danny Torrence – the child survivor from the snow-trapped Overlook Hotel.
Helen Fielding revives a much-loved character. New Bridget Jones is thought to portray a rather different stage in her life. Maybe another film in the making?
And the world is set to be introduced to a new author to the James Bond franchise. 60-year old William Boyd has not given away the title of his book but the only clue we have to the content is that it is set in 1969.
This is only a small introduction to the releases expected in 2013 – there are non-fiction masterpieces and poetry on offer; more book to film releases; and new literary awards.
2012 was certainly a year to remember for many reasons – this year is set to be a literary feast.