In this Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel, as elsewhere, Josipovici favours a sort of insidious obliqueness.
Exploring the role played by negative emotions in recent history.
Dyer has always been a writer for whom talking about something properly and honestly means talking about a lot of other things as well.
Michelle Dean’s Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion engineers a “cohort” of female writers as varied as Joan Didion, Hannah Arendt and Zora Neale Hurston.
Catholic and rational, profound and comic, Scottish and international: the novelist squared circle after circle.
By the 1860s Dostoevsky had been orphaned, imprisoned, conscripted and widowed. Lumbered with debts and immersed in the nihilism of St Petersburg, he set about developing the “psychological account of a crime”.
The debut novelist on how he tackled the marital chaos and unsavoury opinions of a modernist poet in his Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel Playing Possum.
Kevin Davey’s Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel evokes an atmosphere of curated chaos.
Everywhere the author looks, he finds his own opinions reflected back at him.
It seems little more than an exercise in googling, an attempt to sell the listicle as literature.
Nicola Barker's novel creates a sort of wellness republic, like a year-round Burning Man.