14 November 2011
On Martin Amis
13 October 2011
Booker Prize fallacy
10 October 2011
The Marriage Plot Jeffrey EugenidesFourth Estate, 406pp, £20Nobody is going to accuse Jeffrey Eugenides's new novel,...
03 October 2011
The judges for this year's Man Booker Prize were never likely to be given a free pass, primarily because, on...
21 September 2011
New Selected Stories Alice Munro Chatto & Windus, 448pp, £18.99 A short story writer who is unusually...
12 September 2011
The Quality of Mercy Barry UnsworthHutchinson, 304pp, £18.99Clive Benson, the hero of Barry Unsworth's 1988 novel Sugar...
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...
08 August 2011
The Sense of an Ending Julian BarnesJonathan Cape, 160pp, £12.99Martin Amis likes to quote Julian Barnes as saying that...
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...
04 July 2011
The Stranger's Child Alan HollinghurstPicador, 576pp, £20If 2004 was the "Year of Henry James", as David...
23 June 2011
Pale Fire Vladimir NabokovPenguin Modern Classics, 256pp, £12Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play Thomas KarshanOxford...
09 June 2011
Foreign Bodies Cynthia OzickAtlantic Books, 272pp, £16.99Perhaps the cruellest fate you could visit on any new novel...
12 May 2011
The Forgotten Waltz Anne EnrightJonathan Cape, 240pp, £16.99“Hindsight is a wonderful thing," says Gina...
05 May 2011
The editors of this volume have done an unsatisfactory job - in establishing the parameters for the commissioned essays...
27 April 2011
Henry James and H G Wells represented such different things - aristocratic New York and "below-stairs"...