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The best books, comics and events

Billy Bragg Barking’s favourite son ventures north to chat about The Progressive Patriot in which he tells of the pride and shame he feels as an Englishman. Waterstone’s, Glasgow, Tue 5 Dec. More details

John Burnside The Fife-based scribe hosts the launch of a poetry collection from the new imprint co-created by Alan Warner. Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, Wed 6 Dec. More details

Thomas Pynchon The publicity-paranoid writer puts a massive book out from the safety of his bunker. Jonathan Cape. Read review

The Editors of LIFE Some stark memories from history are gathered up in The Great LIFE Photographers. Thames & Hudson. Read review

AA Gill Full of opinions and rammed with vitriol, the Scots-born columnist lets rip in Previous Convictions. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Read review

Elfriede Jelinek The Austrian writer allows us to feast on Greed, in which a smalltown murder threatens everyone’s survival. Serpent’s Tail. Read review

Jon Ronson With Out of the Ordinary, the Welsh-born wag portrays the stark craziness in his own and others’ lives. Picador. Read review

Jim Kreuger, Alex Ross & Doug Braithwaite More superhero shenanigans in Justice, which features the spectre of a human-influenced Armageddon. DC/Titan. Read review

Marjane Satrapi Chicken With Plums is an illustrated biography of the Iran cartoonist’s great uncle. Jonathan Cape. Read review

Will Eisner A bound collection of fresh Big Apple stories in New York: Life in the Big City with an intro from Neil Gaiman. WW Norton. Read review

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