Anticipated Books For Autumn 2022

I have been through all of the autumn 2022 publishers’ catalogues that could lay my hands on (31 so far). I have listed all the books that I really like the look of. The majority on this list are non-fiction, as you have probably come to expect by now, but there is a smattering of fiction, sci-fi and the odd poetry in there.


4th Estate

Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis – Annie Proulx


Allen Lane

Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval – Gaia Vince


Atlantic Books

The Raven’s Nest Sarah Thomas

Letters To My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism – Joanne Limburg

Hot Air: The Inside Story of the Battle Against Climate Change Denial – Peter Stott

Masters of the Lost Land: The Untold Story of the Fight to Own the Amazon – Heriberto Araújo

Saving the Planet Without the Bullshit: What They Don’t Tell You About the Climate Crisis – Assaad Razzouk

Bibliomaniac: An Obsessive’s Tour of the Bookshops of Britain – Robin Ince



The Draw Of The Sea – Wyl Menmuir

Shape Of A Boy: Family Life Lessons In Far Flung Places – Kate Wickers


Basic Books

Escape from Model Land: How Mathematical Models Can Lead Us Astray And What We Can Do About It – Erica Thompson



Hebridean Journey: The Magic of Scotland’s Outer Isles – Brigid Benson

Hindsight: In Search of Lost Wildness – Jenna Watt

A Taste for Treason: The Letter That Smashed a Spy Ring – Andrew Jeffery

The Perfect Sword: Forging the Middle Ages – Paul Gething

The Coffin Roads: Journeys to the West – Ian Bradley



Swamp Songs – Tom Blass

Sixty Harvests Left – Philip Lymbery

Himalaya – John Keay

The Book of Vanishing Species – Beatrice Forshall

The Big Bang of Numbers – Manil Suri

The Flow: Rivers, Water and Wilderness – Amy-Jane Beer

Settlers – Jimi Famurewa



Billy No-Mates: How I Realised Men Have a Friendship Problem – Max Dickins

Sick Money: Sky-high Prices and Dirty Tricks: Inside the Global Pharmaceutical Industry – Billy Kenber

be/longing: understories of nature, family and home – Amanda Thomson

The Edge of the Plain: How Borders Make and Break Our World – James Crawford

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler – Rebecca Donner

Revenge of the Librarians – Tom Gauld

Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World – Pádraig Ó Tuama

See/Saw: Looking at Photographs – Geoff Dyer


Elliott & Thompson

Thunderstone: A true story of losing one home and discovering another – Nancy Campbell

Why Is This a Question? : Everything about the origins and oddities of language you never thought to ask – Paul Anthony Jones

The Wheel Of The Year: A nurturing guide to rediscovering nature’s cycles and seasons – Rebecca Beattie


Faber & Faber

Landscapes of Silence – Hugh Brody

The Passengers – Will Ashon

Black and Female – Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Waste Land – Matthew Hollis

What Just Happened? – Marina Hyde

The Golden Mole: and Other Vanishing Treasures – Katherine Rundell

England’s Green – Zaffar Kunial


Fitzcarraldo Editions

Dandelions – Thea Lenarduzzi


Frances Lincoln

Colours Of London – Peter Ackroyd

Road Life: A Slow Life Guide Sebastian – Antonio Santabarbara



Wild Maps: A Nature Atlas for Curious Minds – Mike Higgins

The Curtain and the Wall: A Journey in the Shadow of the Cold War – Timothy Phillips


Head of Zeus

Cixin Liu’s For The Benefit of Mankind – Sylvain Runberg, Ill. Miki Montllo

Cixin Liu’s The Butterfly – Dan Panosian

Cixin Liu’s The Circle – Xavier Besse

Cixin Liu’s The Devourer – Jean-David Movan Ill. Yang Wei-Lin

The Best Of World SF: 2 – Ed. Lavie Tidhar

The Po: An Elegy For Italy’s Longest River – Tobias Jones

The Museum Of The Wood Age – Max Adams

House of Snow – Ed. Ed Douglas

Wild Women – Ed. Marialla Frostrup


Hodder & Stoughton

Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in the Woods – Lyndsie Bourgon

Influence Empire: Inside the Story of Tencent and China’s Tech Ambition – Lulu Chen


Hurst Publishers

The Rupture: China and the Global Race for the Future – Andrew Small

The White Mosque: A Silk Road Memoir – Sofia Samatar

A New Spirit of Capitalism: Toward More Sustainable and Inclusive Economies – Various

Authoritarian Century: Omens of a Post-Liberal Future – Azeem Ibrahim

Hybrid Warriors: Proxies, Freelancers and Moscow’s Struggle for Ukraine – Anna Arutunyan



Into Iraq – Michael Palin


Icon Books

Inside Qatar: Hidden Stories From Inside One Of The Richest Nations On Earth – John Mcmanus

Killers Amidst Killers: Murder, An Opioid Epidemic And A Hunt For Justice – Billy Jensen

The Milky Way Smells Of Rum And Raspberries … And Other Amazing Cosmic Facts – Dr Jillian Scudder

The Life Cycle: 8,000 Miles In The Andes By Bamboo Bike – Kate Rawles


Maclehose Press

High: A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal and China – Erika Fatland

What We Leave Behind: A Birdwatcher’s Dispatches from the Waste Catastrophe – Stanisław Łubieński


Michael Joseph

The Half Bird – Susan Smillie

Small Island: 12 Maps That Explain The History of Britain – Philip Parker

Landlines – Raynor Winn



Space Race 2.0: Spacex, Blue Origin, Virgin Orbit, Nasa, And The Privatization Of The Final Frontier – Brad Bergan


Octopus Books

The Accidental Detectorist – Nigel Richardson

I Bought a Mountain – Thomas Firbank

The Atlas of Abandoned Places – Oliver Smith

How To Make The Best Coffee – James Hoffmann



What We Owe the Future: A Million-Year View – Will Macaskill

Overruled: Our Vanishing Democracy in 9 Cases – Sam Fowles

Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green – Henry Sanderson


Particular Books

Henry Eliot’s Book of Bookish Lists – Henry Eliot


Pelagic Publishing

Rhythms of Nature: Wildlife and Wild Places Between the Moors – Ian Carter



The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economy of the Sea – Guy Standing


Profile Books

Siege: Dispatches From Our War on the Wild – Charles Foster

Genetic Dreams: The Promise and Peril of Our Most Revolutionary Technology – Matthew Cobb

Remainders of the Day: More Diaries from The Bookshop, Wigtown – Shaun Bythell

The Physicks of Dirt: Matter for the Modern Wizard – Felix Flicker



Nailing it Rich Hall

An Atlas Of Endangered Alphabets – Tim Brookes


Reaktion Books

The Index of Prohibited Books: Four Centuries of Struggle over Word and Image for the Greater Glory of God – Robin Vose

Cloven Country: The Devil and the English Landscape – Jeremy Harte

Winters in the World: A Journey through the Anglo-Saxon Year – Eleanor Parker

Unworking: The Reinvention of the Modern Office – Jeremy Myerson and Philip Ross

Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming – Karen Eva Carr



The Storm is here: An American Reckoning – Luke Mogelson

Wild – Amy Jeffs



You’ve Been Played: How Corporations, Governments and Schools Use Games to Control us All – Adrian Hon



Illuminated By Water: Nature, Memory and the Delights of a Fishing Life Malachy Tallack

I Don’t Want to Talk About Home: A migrant’s search for belonging – Suad Aldarra

She’s In CTRL: How women can take back tech – Anne-Marie Imafidon

Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes: The Official Biography – Rob Wilkins

Once Upon a Tome: The Misadventures of a Rare bookseller – Oliver Darkshire

Nightwalking: Four Journeys into Britain After Dark – John Lewis-Stempel



All the Knowledge in the World: The Extraordinary History of the Encyclopaedia – Simon Garfield

36 Islands: The Hidden Wonders of the Lake District – Robert Twigger

Diary of a Tuscan Bookshop – Alba Donati

Exploring the World: Two Centuries of Remarkable Adventurers and Their Journeys – Alexander Maitland


White Lion

The Writer’s Journey – Travis Elborough


William Collins

The Lost Rainforest Of Britain – Guy Shrubsole

Home Is Not a Place – Johny Pitts & Roger Robinson

Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings – Thomas Williams

Where the Seals Sing: Exploring the Hidden Lives of Britain’s Grey Seals – Susan Richardson


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  1. Liz Dexter

    Some very tempting ones there! I have the Qatar one and have the Raynor Winn and Johny Pitts & Roger Robinson on my wishlist

    • Paul

      I can’t read fast enough! Finally read The Wild Silence too!

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