Leo Robson is the lead fiction reviewer for the New Statesman.

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Culture
12 September 2011
The Quality of Mercy Barry UnsworthHutchinson, 304pp, £18.99Clive Benson, the hero of Barry Unsworth's 1988 novel Sugar...
Culture
24 August 2011
The Cat's Table Michael OndaatjeJonathan Cape, 304pp, £16.99The author's note at the end of this book identifies it as...
Books
08 August 2011
The Sense of an Ending Julian BarnesJonathan Cape, 160pp, £12.99Martin Amis likes to quote Julian Barnes as saying that...
Culture
18 July 2011
All the Time in the World E L DoctorowLittle, Brown, 304pp, £12.99The 12 stories, some old, some new, collected in this...
Books
04 July 2011
The Stranger's Child Alan HollinghurstPicador, 576pp, £20If 2004 was the "Year of Henry James", as David...
Culture
23 June 2011
Pale Fire Vladimir NabokovPenguin Modern Classics, 256pp, £12Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play Thomas KarshanOxford...
Books
09 June 2011
Foreign Bodies Cynthia OzickAtlantic Books, 272pp, £16.99Perhaps the cruellest fate you could visit on any new novel...
Culture
12 May 2011
The Forgotten Waltz Anne EnrightJonathan Cape, 240pp, £16.99“Hindsight is a wonderful thing," says Gina...
Books
05 May 2011
The editors of this volume have done an unsatisfactory job - in establishing the parameters for the commissioned essays...
Culture
27 April 2011
Henry James and H G Wells represented such different things - aristocratic New York and "below-stairs"...
Culture
07 April 2011
Philip Hensher's greatest attribute, after his energy and fluency, is his steady head; he may be audacious, but he is...
Books
17 March 2011
Today David MillerAtlantic Books, 176pp, £12.99David Miller, writing his first novel, gets off to a shaky start. He...
Culture
11 March 2011
Dichotomies aspire to put everything in the red corner or the blue one, and though this may enable discussion, it...
Books
17 February 2011
Tristan Garcia, the author of this striking and slightly dazing first novel, starts on the back foot, protesting that...
Culture
03 February 2011
Faulks on Fiction, Sebastian FaulksBBC Books, 384pp, £20We Had It So Good, Linda GrantVirago, 352pp, £14.99There have...

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