Derby Day

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, D. J. Taylor's novel captures the Victorian passion for horse racing, as enthusiasts from every walk of life converge on Epsom Down one summer. Much rides on the performance of proven winner Tiberius, but "sporting gentleman" George Happerton secretly wants his horse to lose so that he can win big at the betting window. A gripping tale rife with romance and rivalry, period detail and Dickensian scope.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.