Riley once described her writing as “picking at scabs and lying awake”. In this, her fifth novel, the visceral discomfort is deeply compelling.
An exciting new guard of Irish writers have set the literary world ablaze. But where does that leave the old guard? Barry's Days Without End provides some answers.
Johnson's new collection of stories mixes the occult and banal to place young women at the centre of the picture.
Both writers were benificiaries of the post-war consensus. Now, Cockfosters and Public Library both make the case - in different ways - for access to reading.
Like Lydia Davis, Bennett uses a solitary, highly educated female narrator who contemplates chores with a literary-linguistic cast of mind.
A refinement of his earlier work, Vann's new novel gives a socially determined take on how things fall apart.
The latest translation from the German author is an introspective, postmodern comedy.