Culture
16 May 2012
John Cheever was a short story virtuoso.
Books
19 April 2012
The Lifespan of a Fact  John D’Agata and Jim Fingal W W Norton, 128pp, £13.99 There’s no...
Books
12 March 2012
Hope: a TragedyShalom AuslanderPicador, 208pp, £16.99“The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an...
Books
27 February 2012
The Street Sweeper Elliot PerlmanFaber & Faber, 576pp, £14.99It's rare to find a book as bafflingly unaware of the...
Books
09 January 2012
Married Love Tessa HadleyJonathan Cape, 240pp, £14.99Don't be deceived by the having-it-all flourish of the title....
Books
28 November 2011
The Sea Is My Brother: the Lost Novel Jack KerouacPenguin, 432pp, £25In 1959, the poet Frank O'Hara was giving a...
Books
31 October 2011
From Truman Capote to Jonathan Lethem by way of H P Lovecraft, Norman Mailer and Jona­than Safran Foer, Brooklyn holds...
Books
06 October 2011
Zone One Colson WhiteheadHarvill Secker, 272pp, £14.99In the replacement genealogies of futuristic noir, the zombie...
Culture
22 August 2011
On Booze F Scott FitzgeraldNew Directions, 86pp, £7.99There have been many drunk writers - Truman Capote, Raymond...
Books
08 August 2011
The Blue Book A L KennedyJonathan Cape, 384pp, £16.99Magicians, psychics and those who dabble in the paranormal exert a...
Books
09 June 2011
The Girl in the Polka-Dot DressBeryl BainbridgeLittle, Brown, 208pp, £16.99One of the last letters Virginia Woolf wrote...
Culture
20 April 2011
The phrase "time is a goon" is uttered twice in this audacious, surprisingly affecting novel-in-pieces -...
Books
17 March 2011
Considering the publishing industry's insatiable appetite for celebrity memoirs, it is odd that more novelists aren't...
Books
10 February 2011
Caribou Island, David Vann, Penguin, 304pp, £8.99In 2008, David Vann's first work of fiction was published. Marketed as...
Culture
09 February 2011
There's a magical, sleight-of-hand quality about Polly Samson's third book, a linked collection of short stories...

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