Thursday, 8 September 2022

Barney Norris's novels have never been afraid of the Big Stuff. His fourth book, Undercurrent, focuses on chance, agency and grief. Here's my review in the Guardian



Monday, 5 September 2022

I wrote about Sonia Overall's terrific Hemingway/ campus novel, Eden, in the Literary Review








Saturday, 3 September 2022

My review of Olivier Guez's chilling 'factual' novel, The Disappearance of Josef Mengele, translated by Georgia de Chamberet in the TLS



Wednesday, 3 August 2022

I reviewed The Long Knives, the second book in Irvine Welsh's Lennox Trilogy, in the Literary Review



Wednesday, 1 June 2022

I will be at the Margate Bookie Literary Festival on Sunday 5th June in conversation with novelist and publisher Sam Mills, talking about the pleasures and pains of writing fiction and non-fiction. More info & tickets here










Thursday, 19 May 2022

Paddy Crewe's debut novel My Name is Yip is a rollicking wild west adventure. Set during Georgia's Gold Rush, and bursting with linguistic invention, it brings to mind Melville, Faulkner, and Cormac McCarthy. Here's my review in the Guardian



I reviewed Sara Baume's third novel, Seven Steeples, a beautifully wrought paean to living off-grid, in the TLS