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  • Intoxicating, inventive, intelligent

    Intoxicating, inventive, intelligent

    Ghost Wall, Sarah Moss’s sixth novel, is further proof that she’s one of our very best contemporary novelists. How she hasn’t been nominated for the Man Booker Prize continues to mystify me — and this year is no exception. At a mere 160 pages, Ghost Wall may look unassuming, but it’s testament to Moss’s notable talents that …

    September 29, 2018
  • Astonishing achievement

    Astonishing achievement

    There’s an effortlessness about Sally Rooney’s writing as if the stories simply pour through her like liquid gold. Her debut novel, Conversations with Friends, published in 2017 when she was 26, displayed a rare energy and flair for creating odd and intricate characters. The bar was set high, but just a year on, Rooney has …

    September 23, 2018
  • Man Booker Prize longlist brings to light ‘a world on brink’

    Man Booker Prize longlist brings to light ‘a world on brink’

    The longlist features a graphic novel for the first time, four debut novelists and several previously nominated authors.

    July 24, 2018
  • Of parallel memories

    Of parallel memories

    The moments of pure devastation pile up, the story crushing with increasing weight as it unfurls. One wonders whether this is really what the world needs right now — another novel about a disillusioned older, straight, white man ruing the mistakes he’s made (a different type of ‘the only story’)... A review

    March 25, 2018