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

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

I reviewed Benjamin Markovits' immersive second instalment of the Essingers saga, Christmas in Austin, for the Literary Review

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Here's my review of Isabel Waidner's slyly subversive, Goldsmiths-prize shortlisted novel, We are Made of Diamond Stuff, in the Guardian

Thursday, 10 October 2019

I wrote about Toby Litt's extraordinary new novel, Patience, in the TLS

Friday, 4 October 2019

Lee Rourke's third novel, Glitch, is a powerful portrait of a son coming to terms with the death of his mother. Here's my review in the Guardian