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23 April 2009
From the first page of Little Gods, and the savage joy with which it describes a wartime bomb destroying a residential...
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17 April 2008
Rhyll McMaster's debut novel is simultaneously a portrait of an artist, an examination of the emotional alchemy from...
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07 February 2008
In Peter Carey's seventh novel, Che, a delightfully grave, precocious seven-year-old, is whisked away from life with...
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09 August 2007
Emily Dickinson described poets as being able to distil "amazing sense/from ordinary meaning", and the same description...
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28 June 2007
No One Belongs Here More Than You is a collage of embarrassments, longings that are irregular at first glance and joy...
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07 June 2007
Karen McLeod's debut, In Search of the Missing Eyelash, is a sensitive, ferocious and very funny inquiry into the...
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23 April 2007
An exclusive extract from the new novel by Helen Oyeyemi Illustration by Rachel Riordan Dominique and I were good...
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19 February 2007
Helon Habila's first novel, Waiting for an Angel, was a troubling and uplifting book set in 1990s Nigeria and concerned...
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05 February 2007
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern is closer to actual sentience than any other widely read literary journal. Founded in...
18 December 2006
A short story by Helen Oyeyemi I'll tell you exactly what happened, I really will, only you better promise not...
08 May 2006
This week I have done a small tour of the US for the paperback of my first novel, The Icarus Girl, and I'm in New York...