Thursday, 6 May 2021

 I reviewed Sam Byers' fearless and unsettling new novel, Come Join Our Disease, in the Spectator



Thursday, 22 April 2021

Here's my review of Louise Kennedy's superbly accomplished debut collection of short stories, The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac, in the Guardian



Thursday, 8 April 2021

Kamel Daoud's follow up to The Meursault Investigation is an exhilarating novel about language, fathers and post-colonial Algeria. Here's my review of Zabor or the Psalms in the TLS




Saturday, 20 March 2021

Here's my review of Lisa Harding's intense and unnerving second novel, Bright Burning Things, in the Guardian



Thursday, 4 March 2021

Alan Warner's ninth novel, Kitchenly 434, is set in the country house of a 70s rock star, and is by turns bizarre, funny and compulsively readable. Here's my review in the Literary Review 



Monday, 1 March 2021

I wrote about the difficulties of putting Paris on the page for the London Magazine. Who wrote the city the best? From Balzac to Ernaux. Read here






Wednesday, 10 February 2021

I reviewed Jo Lloyd's formidable first collection of short stories The Earth, Thy Great Exchequer, Ready Lies in the Guardian