Thursday, 25 May 2023

I wrote about Michael Arditti's rich and engrossing novel of art, faith and morality, The Choice, in the The Spectator

Saturday, 29 April 2023

I reviewed Xiaolu Guo's memoir Radical, an intellectually rich and stimulating exploration of language and female emancipation, in the Guardian

Thursday, 13 April 2023

Lydia Sandgren's Collected Works is a satisfying Franzenian doorstopper of a novel. Sometimes the traditional pleasures of character and narrative trump experiments with form. Here's my review in the Spectator

Thursday, 30 March 2023

Kimberley C. Patton's Gemini and the Sacred is a capacious and erudite anthology of essays on twins and twinship in religion and mythology. Here's my review in the TLS

 I reviewed Catherine Lacey's ambitious and super-inventive new novel, Biography of X, in the TLS

Thursday, 2 March 2023

Sebastian Barry's superb new novel is a deep exploration of the 'sad stations of memory' set on Ireland's Dalkey coastline. Here's my piece in the Literary Review

Friday, 20 January 2023

Here's my review of Hotel Milano, the new novel from veteran novelist, essayist & translator Tim Parks in the Guardian