Friday 21 December 2018

The twelve interconnected tales in David Szalay's new book Turbulence are superbly subtle and memorable. Here's my review for the i-paper

Thursday 13 December 2018

My Book of the Year 2018 is Sulaiman Addonia's Silence is my Mother Tongue, a compelling novel set in a Sudanese refugee camp. Here's my piece for Review 31

Wednesday 5 December 2018

David Keenan's Belfast-set second novel, For the Good Times, is a ferocious take on the Troubles. Here's my piece for the Literary Review

Monday 15 October 2018

Home is the second short film of mine to be directed by Meena Ayittey. We co-wrote it and shot it two years ago, and now it's great to see it doing so well on the festival circuit. Watch the trailer here

Friday 12 October 2018

I reviewed Gary Shteyngart's humane and hilarious new novel, Lake Success, in the i-paper

Friday 5 October 2018

The Mechanics' Institute Review have run my short story about fathers and sons. Read 'The Last Lunch' here

Thursday 27 September 2018

With echoes of Dickens, Jules Verne and Toni Morrison, Esi Edugyan's Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, Washington Black, is an extraordinary feat of imagination. Here's my review for the TLS

Thursday 13 September 2018

I reviewed Caoilinn Hughes's ambitious, picaresque debut novel, Orchid and the Wasp, for the TLS

Thursday 6 September 2018

Donal Ryan’s From a Low and Quiet Sea is my favourite to win the The Man Booker Prize 2018 (along with Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room). Here’s my piece in the Literary Review

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Very proud that The Moth magazine have published my story 'Famous Last' in their summer issue. Order here

Thursday 12 July 2018

A new short story in the venerable Honest Ulsterman. Read 'Blood Blister' here

Friday 22 June 2018

I reviewed Rachel Kushner's blistering new novel, The Mars Room, set in a Californian women's prison, for the i-Paper

Friday 1 June 2018

Benjamin Markovits's new novel, A Weekend in New York, is a quiet wonder. Here's my piece for the Literary Review

Friday 4 May 2018

Lionel Shriver's acerbic, provocative stories are brought together for the first time in her debut collection, Property. Here's my review for the i-paper

Thursday 19 April 2018

Here's my review of Chris Power's compelling and memorable debut collection of short stories, Mothers, in the TLS

Thursday 5 April 2018

Diana Evans' new novel Ordinary People is a forensic study of relationships, focussing on two couples in late noughties' London, with echoes of Zadie Smith, Richard Yates and John Updike. Here's my piece for the Literary Review

Tuesday 13 March 2018

The essential and timely anthology Protest from Comma Press is published in paperback in April. Here's my review for Structo

Friday 9 March 2018

My review of Philip Hensher's capacious, compelling new novel The Friendly Ones, for the i-Paper

Thursday 4 January 2018

Six of the best short story collections last year were by Akhil Sharma, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, David Hayden, Joanna Walsh, Jeffrey Eugenides & William Boyd. Here's my round-up for the Spectator