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 



Monday, 7 March 2022

Here's my review of These Days, Lucy Caldwell's novel set during the Belfast Blitz of 1941, in the Literary Review



Monday, 21 February 2022

I reviewed Run and Hide, Pankaj Mishra's head-spinning chronicle of three graduates negotiating late capitalism and the New India, in the Spectator






Saturday, 19 February 2022

One of the best recent novels about twins is RenĂ©e Branum's debut, Defenestrate. Here's my review in the Guardian






Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Alex Preston's fourth novel is an enormously enjoyable slice of 18th-century historical fiction set among the smugglers' coves of England's South Coast. Read my review of Winchelsea in the Literary Review



Thursday, 13 January 2022

I wrote about twins in literature and popular culture, from The Comedy of Errors to contemporary fiction, in the TLS