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 Renée 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