Thursday 26 October 2023

I wrote about Maror and Adama, Lavie Tidhar's first two novels in his epic trilogy of Israel's criminal underworld, in the TLS

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Really excited about my event with James Cook at the Margate Literary Festival on Sat 21st Oct at 2pm. We'll be playing songs from James' memoir In Her Room as well as readings from the book. Expect music from the Beach Boys, Beatles, REM & Flamingoes. FREE tickets here

Monday 9 October 2023

Twinkind by William Viney (himself an identical twin) is a refreshingly partisan, sumptuously illustrated book about the cultural and social significance of twins. Here's my review in the Spectator

Monday 4 September 2023

DJ Taylor's entertaining if flawed music-biz saga Rock 'n' Roll is Life reaches its second instalment with Flame Music. Here's my piece in the Literary Review

Wednesday 2 August 2023

I reviewed Jo Ann Beard's taut, poignant novella, Cheri, in the Literary Review

Friday 21 July 2023

I reviewed The Black Eden, Richard T. Kelly's epic novel of North Sea oil exploitation, in the Guardian

Monday 10 July 2023

I will be talking with Amanda Craig about her immersive, Tuscany-set new novel The Three Graces at the Owl Bookshop Kentish Town, on Tues 11th July 6.30pm. Do come along. Tickets here