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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.
How Johnson’s writings reveal the desires and delusions of the boy who would be “world king”.
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.
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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.