Friday, 30 August 2019

Salman Rushdie's new novel, Quichotte, is a Pynchonesque take on Cervantes, and a significant return to form. I reviewed it for the i-paper

Monday, 26 August 2019

The Offing, Benjamin Myers' first novel after The Gallows Pole, is a lyrical lament for a vanished summer. Here's my review in The Guardian

Friday, 9 August 2019

Good news. My second novel Jacob's Advice is now 100% funded with Unbound. Thanks to everyone here who generously supported the book. Publication pencilled for next September. See you at the launch!...Jx

Thursday, 1 August 2019

The handsome Unthanks Unthology #11 contains a story of mine. Here's a piece on how I came to write The Night Nurse

Sunday, 7 July 2019

I went on TRT World to talk about the 2019 Orwell Prize for Fiction, and why novels might provide a truer picture of the times than non-fiction. Watch it here



Friday, 5 July 2019

I reviewed Sweet Sorrow, David Nicholls' funny and forensic exploration of first love, in the i-paper

Thursday, 4 July 2019

A bumper round-up of fiction - including fine debut novels by Helen Mort, Jenny McCartney, Andrew Ridker, Isabella Hammad, and the stunning & timely Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli - in the Spectator