2 December, 2012
Bring Up the Bodies brings Hilary Mantel's trilogy even closer to its timely hero, writes Emma Park.
18 November, 2012
Helen DeWitt's Lightning Rods is breezy and biting, a schizophrenic variation from her first novel, says Christy Edwall.
Angus Brown asks, is A Naked Singularity another entry in the long postmodern American novel, or something else entirely?
4 November, 2012
In The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, Sarah Hopkins finds characters shadowed by the certainty of their own destruction.
22 October, 2012
Zadie Smith's NW adds nothing to the modernist experimentalism she emulates, writes Sam Caleb.
7 October, 2012
José María Merino experiments with form and narrative persona in this constellation of microfictions, El libro de las horas contadas.
2 July, 2012
José Saramago's The Lives of Things is a newly published translation of uncanny short stories from the late-1970s.
4 June, 2012
Nathan Englander's What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank is a worthy homage to Raymond Carver.
21 May, 2012
Alexandra Shulman's Can We Still Be Friends is a Cameronite retrospective of Thatcherism that rehearses familiar prejudices.
Nadine Gordimer's No Time Like the Present is a subtle attempt to surpass the revolutionary fatigue of modern South Africa.