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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Critics: Damned

Damned Chuck Palahniuk Picador £9.99 Chuck Palahniuk is not America’s best writer, but he is America’s most dependable writer. Every year, like a clockwork orgasm, he ejaculates a...

The Children Act: a resonant and honest vignette of a novel

In The Children Act, Ian McEwan explores the nature of two conflicting choices: emotion and duty. As a ubiquitous part of contemporary life he uses...

How to be a Slam Poet

I was sitting on the library toilet the other day when my gaze was caught by the ‘Stanza poetry festival’ poster. It got me...

The Economics of Killing review

The Economics of Killing, by Vijay Mehta, promises to bridge the gap of understanding between the theoretical worlds of finance and economics, and the...

Harper Lee to write a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird

I’ve already pre-ordered my copy

Another Prize for the Mantel

On October 16th, the winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2012 was announced. Hilary Mantel, the author of Bring Up the Bodies, is...

The future of short-form literature?

A new subscription-based service is aiming to do for writing what Spotify has done for music

New interiors for Zadie Smith

NW, by Zadie Smith 304 pages Hamish Hamilton NW, by Zadie Smith, had the luxury of a guaranteed readership. Previous novels by Smith, White Teeth, The Autograph...