1 July, 2014
30 June, 2014
In light of Seamus Heaney's recent death, Richard Russell scrupulously reorients the poet in relation to place.
Jennifer Thorp finds Anne Carson's precise control of the bathetic sentence makes less of an outing than usual in her newest work.
16 June, 2014
Despite his imperialistic overtones, it is not possible simply to dismiss John Buchan as a jingoistic thriller-writer.
19 May, 2014
Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winner is 'redolent and compelling' at times, but the characters and plot fall flat and thin.
5 May, 2014
Claudia Piermont's account of Philip Roth is marked by her close relationship with him, a relationship from which the book both benefits and suffers.
11 November, 2013
Balances and bifurcations recur and resound in Heaney's writing, but so too do ideas of reconciliation and unity, writes Rosie Lavan.
14 October, 2013
Monica Ali explains why fictional characters should always be in need of a sandwich.
18 June, 2013
10 June, 2013
The prize which bears George Orwell's name pays no homage to the polemical principles which charged his work.