Category: Fiction

1 February, 2016

Bryan St. Amand

A Great Novel, Not A Great Gay Novel

Bryan St Amand argues that the lavish praise for Greenwell's debut is misdirected.


Charles Yuchen He

The Reality of Narrating Hunger

Charles Yuchen He traces modernism back to a Norwegian novel on starvation.


25 November, 2015

Oliver Neto

Boredom and Paradise: Houellebecq’s Submission

Oliver Neto appreciates Michel Houellebecq’s controversial new novel


27 April, 2015

Thomas Peak

On Günter Grass: the Historian of Our Times

Thomas Peak celebrates the work and life of the great German writer, author of The Tin Drum.


2 February, 2015

Haiya Sarwar

Diagnosing The Sad Girl

Haiya Sarwar on a postmodern tragedy, and the tragedy of postmodernity


24 November, 2014

Jean-Thomas Tremblay

After the Fall

Edan Lepucki's debut novel, California, explores the narrative possibilities offered by American society after its decline.


13 November, 2014

Matilda Bathurst

From Scooby-Doo to Strawberry Hill



10 November, 2014

Kristin Grogan

The Storms that Rise in It

Robinson's Lila feels like yet another form of prayer: for America and its dispossessed, for literature, for the lonely.


27 October, 2014

Zia Haider Rahman talks to S S Haque

The Completeness of Novel-Writing and Inquiries into Epistemology

In this interview, Rahman discusses his influences, class, epistemology, and the difficulties of certain metaphoric language.


Emma Simpson

A Finite Infinity

As a deeply experimental work, The Bone Clocks is gloriously ambitious, surprising, moving, and a ridiculously fun read.