Category: Fiction

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.

23 October, 2014

Kalika Sands

A Fugitive Virtue

13 October, 2014

Laura Ludtke


With its deft representation of simultaneity and interpenetrating narratives, Ali Smith's novel is by turns provocative, sardonic, and genuine.