Tuesday, 2 November 2021

 I reviewed Address Book, Neil Bartlett's masterly collection of queer short stories, in the Literary Review



Saturday, 17 July 2021

Here's my take on Joshua Cohen's wincingly funny, counter-factual take on the family history of Israel's longest-serving prime minister, The Netanyahus, in the TLS




Friday, 9 July 2021

 I wrote about Jarred McGinnis's brutally funny and honest debut novel The Coward in the Guardian



Thursday, 24 June 2021

My second radio play, The Rival, will go out on Sunday 27th June at 7.30pm on Radio 3. It's about how Shakespeare came to write the Sonnets, and has a stellar cast plus great production, direction and sound design from Jeremy Mortimer and the Reduced Listening team. It will be available on Iplayer for 30 days. Do please listen here




Wednesday, 2 June 2021

David Peace's immersive and compelling Tokyo Trilogy reaches its conclusion with Tokyo Redux, perhaps the best of the three novels Here's my piece in the Literary Review






Friday, 14 May 2021

Alan Judd's A Fine Madness is a taut and ingenious thriller about the mysterious death of Christopher Marlowe in a rooming-house brawl in 1593. Here's my review in the Spectator




Thursday, 6 May 2021

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