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September's best books from independent publishers

Always taking risks with ground-breaking subject matter and exciting debut authors, independent publishers are the ones in the know when it comes the next big thing in literature.

From the Man Booker Prize to the Bailey’s Prize, you’ll find indie titles scattered throughout book award shortlists everywhere. And as it happens, September is when they publish some of the most exciting titles of the year.

So to celebrate the new reading season - start prepping your cosy nooks now - some of the best independent book publishers in the country have shared their pick of the best new September releases.

From the folks at And Other Stories (publisher of Booker Prize-shortlisted author Deborah Levy) to Galley Beggar (original publishers of award-winning A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing), prepare to try something new and discover the next big thing before anyone else does...

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