The Guardian website has a list of books that various authors are recommending, from this year.  Here is the list.

Hilary Mantel recommends MJ Hyland’s This Is How (Canongate).  Mantel argues that “Maria Hyland is like no one else writing today; her work is spare, ungiving, a challenge.   At the same time, it is deeply humane”. 

MJ Hyland was at the Segovia Hay Festival.  She was on the same platform as Isabel Fonesca who was promoting her book Attachment.  I have read both and prefer Attachment for its ability to explore emotion and relationship.

This mention of MJ Hyland reminded me that I have some photos from the festival that I could share.