Wednesday, 5 December 2018

David Keenan's Belfast-set second novel, For the Good Times, is a ferocious take on the Troubles. Here's my piece for the Literary Review

Monday, 15 October 2018

Home is the second short film of mine to be directed by Meena Ayittey. We co-wrote it and shot it two years ago, and now it's great to see it doing so well on the festival circuit. Watch the trailer here

Friday, 12 October 2018

I reviewed Gary Shteyngart's humane and hilarious new novel, Lake Success, in the i-paper

Friday, 5 October 2018

The Mechanics' Institute Review have run my short story about fathers and sons. Read 'The Last Lunch' here

Thursday, 27 September 2018

With echoes of Dickens, Jules Verne and Toni Morrison, Esi Edugyan's Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, Washington Black, is an extraordinary feat of imagination. Here's my review for the TLS

Thursday, 13 September 2018

I reviewed Caoilinn Hughes's ambitious, picaresque debut novel, Orchid and the Wasp, for the TLS

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Donal Ryan’s From a Low and Quiet Sea is my favourite to win the The Man Booker Prize 2018 (along with Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room). Here’s my piece in the Literary Review