Patricia Duncker – The Savidge Reads Advent Calendar Day 17

One of the authors I have discovered in 2011 and would recommend everyone read is Patricia Duncker. I utterly loved ‘Hallucinating Foucault’ and thought ‘The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge’ was marvellous (which I read for the Green Carnation Prize so didn’t review but utterly loved) so I thought I should share the love and give one of you her back catalogue away of five novels including…


All you need to do is tell me which author you discovered this year with rather a back catalogue (so no debuts or second novel authors) you now can’t wait to read. You have until 11am GMT on December the 22nd. Good luck.


Filed under Book Thoughts, Random Savidgeness

10 responses to “Patricia Duncker – The Savidge Reads Advent Calendar Day 17

  1. Liz

    Alexander McCall Smith is semi-new. I read The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency some time ago but nothing more until this year when I discovered his Dalhousie series.

  2. Femke

    Wilkie Collins, I’ve read ‘The Moonstone’ this year and look forward to more.

  3. Sharkell

    Anne Patchett – I recently read State of Wonder and now I can’t wait to read the rest of her novels. Have just started Patron Saint of Liars.

  4. Ruthiella

    Hilary Mantel – I read Wolf Hall earlier this year…because of the Booker win, yes, but also because a good friend who’s taste I trust loved it. I had never heard of her before. I was very pleased to find out she had quite a few novels written and now I have A Place of Greater Safety on my shelves to read in 2012.

  5. Eva

    Oh what fun! I’m going with MC Beaton, because I’m been happily working my way through the Hamish books (through number 6 so far, so have a ways to go) and then I have the Agatha Raisin series waiting for me after that. 🙂 AND I picked her up thanks to you!

  6. gaskella

    Ed McBain wrote so many 57th precinct novels – and I’ve only read one, so a way to go. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday was a lovely find too. I have a new older kids/YA hero though in Charlie Higson – I read four of his this year, with quite a few to go (plus his adult novels.).

  7. Renata

    Louise Penny, a Canadian writer of detective fiction. She sets her books in a small town in Quebec. Food is an element, albeit small, but powerful enough that I HAD to go and buy a bagette and pate after reading her.

  8. michelle

    Wilkie Collins – have always heard about The Woman in White but somehow never got around to it. Instead, I started with No Name recently and am loving it! Definitely a writer whose works I intend to slowly savour in the days to come.
    Another discovery would be Anita Brookner, thanks to you & Thomas (My Porch) for hosting the Anita Brookner event earlier this year. And she does have quite a backlist to explore, which is surely a good thing!

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