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This brave, terse, unsettling novel provides yet more evidence of Levy’s skill.
Using an elaborate conceptual framework, the novel takes place during a mildly fractious 20-minute house viewing.
Yeats and Beckett haunt Barry’s Booker-longlisted novel about a woebegone pair of middle-aged Cork-born gangsters waiting in a Spanish port.
Parodied or neglected by critics, Iris Murdoch’s work has fallen out of fashion. But, 100 years after her birth, her brilliantly fluid novels still defy convention.
Thomas Harris’s latest novel is a welcome departure from his narrow and numbing obsession with Lecter.
Can we prove how storytelling appeals to our neural processes?
French's attempt to elevate crime fiction into literature leaves the reader in a near-constant state of befuddlement.
When an author dies, literary estates take over – bringing disputes, fraud and conflagrations.
Sex, strife and a move to the right: how the American novelist faced up to his personal life in fiction.
The poet discusses film noir, the lost heart of Los Angeles, and his Goldsmith Prize-winning verse novel The Long Take.
Gabriel Josipovici on his Goldsmiths-shortlised novel The Cemetery in Barnes, agendas in fiction, and whether literary prizes are a force for good.