The Guardian

The best fiction of 2015

There were rich pickings from a host of top names including Kate Atkinson, Jonathan Franzen and Margaret Atwood. Plus we said goodbye to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and revisted Harper Lee’s Scout Finch

Some mighty literary projects reached their conclusion in 2015. The Story of the Lost Child (Europa) is the fourth and final volume in Elena Ferrante’s series of Neapolitan novels, which explore female friendship and creativity against the tumultuous backdrop of Italian political violence and changing social mores. The books are startling, all-consuming, dense with plot and psychology – buy the set and begin with Elena and Lila’s childhood in My Brilliant Friend; it’ll be a long time before you come up for air.