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

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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...
Books
27 January 2011
This is a remarkable book, but not a very readable one. Judith Flanders seems to have read every novel, newspaper story...
Books
09 December 2010
The American novelist Cathleen Schine shows no embarrassment about wanting to give the reader a happy, pointless time....
Culture
18 November 2010
"When he has given his neighbour a chance he thinks he has done enough for him," George Santayana wrote of...
Books
11 November 2010
Letters Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin TaylorPenguin, 571pp, £30"Of course I am not a Freudian," Saul Bellow...
Books
14 October 2010
Philip Roth has written 31 books, in a heady variety of forms, and he wants to tame them. The page headed "Also By...
Culture
04 October 2010
Every summer people are given the opportunity to talk nonsense about the Man Booker Prize; and every summer they take...
Books
27 September 2010
Freedom Jonathan FranzenFourth Estate, 570pp, £20When Jonathan Franzen decided to call his 2006 memoir The Discomfort...
Culture
21 September 2010
“Le Carré needs the cold war rather badly," wrote Ian Hamilton in 1980. Thirty years later, speculation has...
Culture
07 September 2010
Despite its obvious satisfactions, there are risks attached to being proved right. In the case of William Gibson, the...
Books
13 August 2010
Whoever said "All publicity is good publicity" failed to predict the behaviour of Tom McCarthy. Since the...
Books
02 August 2010
Your new book is the third you have written about T S Eliot. You obviously quite like him.Ah, bathos! I think he is a...

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