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 



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