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18 September 2006
I'm not sure why, but people are always asking me what I'm up to at the moment, as if they suspect I don't get up to...
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03 July 2006
What are short stories for? If they're any good they're annoying, because you've only just got into them and they're...
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23 January 2006
Rick Moody is chiefly known for two things: the film that was made of one of his novels, The Ice Storm, and the...
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20 June 2005
Umberto Eco's novels tend to be compendia: The Name of the Rose (1980) rounded up vast amounts of medieval lore,...
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02 May 2005
Thomas Parry, who used to be Matthew Micklewright, lives in Belle Air, formerly Lewes in Sussex. He remembers nothing...
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28 February 2005
We are in the South Tyrol, the anomalous part of Italy where the people speak German and the surroundings look more...
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31 January 2005
Dan Jacobson was inspired to write this story of slightly barmy romantic devotion by a passage in Neal Ascherson's The...
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01 November 2004
Toby Litt's thoughtful, heavy-going novel of grief centres on Paddy and Agatha, a philosophy don and an advertising...
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06 September 2004
Jim Stringer, the nice young Edwardian railwayman and amateur sleuth from Andrew Martin's much-praised previous novel,...
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12 July 2004
You don't catch Philip Hensher writing the same book twice. His previous novel, The Mulberry Empire, was a historical...
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24 May 2004
Having walked around the M25 in London Orbital, Iain Sinclair now sends a fictional alter ego, Andrew Norton, walking...
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01 March 2004
The tireless Thomas Keneally's 26th novel is a liberal fable about a hard-done-by Iraqi forced to seek asylum in...
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19 January 2004
Shrink and all-round media pundit Dr Zack Busner, the not especi- ally interesting but somehow ever-recurring character...
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03 November 2003
Like Russell Hoban, Max Lesser is an American novelist living in London. According to Basil Meissen-Potts QC, who is...
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22 September 2003
''If I had only stayed in bed, I would not be where I am today, struggling in a web of mystery that I doubt I ever...

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