Saturday, 14 March 2020

I reviewed Graeme Armstrong's incendiary, Airdrie-set debut novel The Young Team in the Guardian

A debut novels round-up for the Spectator seems to be a yearly thing now. This time they're all by women: Kiley Reid's Such A Fun Age, Sophie Ward's Love and Other Thought Experiments, An Yu's Braised Pork, and Chia-Chia Lin's The Unpassing. Read it here


Monday, 2 March 2020

Here it is! The glorious sunlit cover for my second novel, JACOB'S ADVICE, by Mecob design. Very Parisian. Out on Aug 20th 2020 from Unbound.

Thursday, 27 February 2020

I went on TRT World Turkish TV to talk about the British Book Awards 30 From 30 longlist. I forgot who wrote Fifty Shades of Grey, but it was fun. Watch here

Friday, 31 January 2020

Ben Halls' The Quarry is an immensely impressive first collection of short stories. Here's my review in the Guardian

Thursday, 16 January 2020

I reviewed Rob Doyle's questing, rabelaisian, drugs-soaked novel, Threshold, in the TLS

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

My overall Book of the Year for 2019 was Valeria Luiselli's peerless and fiercely political novel about the Mexican border migrant crisis, Lost Children Archive. Here's my piece for Review 31