Click here to read my review in the Irish Times of Diana Evans’ Women’s Prize-shortlisted, Rathbones Folio Prize-shortlisted, Orwell Prize for Political Fiction-shortlisted (phew) novel Ordinary People.[ + ]
I wrote a piece for the Penguin Classics website on Territory of Light, which was probably my favourite book of last year. Click here to read it.[ + ]
Click here to read my review in The Guardian of the Man Booker International Prize-longlisted novel The Pine Islands, by Marion Poschmann (tr. Jen Calleja).[ + ]
Click here to read my review in The Spectator of Ahmet Altan’s memoir/essays from prison, I Will Never See the World Again.[ + ]
Click here to read my reviews in the Irish Times of the first UK publications of Gerald Murnane’s first novel Tamarisk Row, and his last, Border Districts.[ + ]
Click here to read my review in the Guardian of Fiona Benson’s new poetry collection, which I expect to be one of the most praised and talked-about of the year.
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Click here to read, just in time for last-minute present-buying for bookish friends, my review in The Spectator of The Penguin Classics Book, a beautiful, sumptuous, detailed and shaming history and catalogue of perhaps the only classics publisher in the UK that is a genuine household name.[ + ]
Click here to read my Irish Times review of two new Lucia Berlin books: Evening in Paradise (more stories, following from A Manual for Cleaning Women) and the memoir/photos/letters collected as Welcome Home.
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If you’re squeamish, close your eyes now. Click here to read my paperback review of Mariana Enriquez’s very disturbing but compelling collection of stories. (You can open them again.)
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Click here to read my short review, in The Guardian, of Roland Buti’s engaging and surprising coming-of-age novel.
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