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Ellroy is a crime writing great – but has he got too close to the ugly racism of his characters?
His strange, self-referential novels are finally winning the 79-year-old Australian fame.
Rachel Cusk on political writing, the problems of female experience, and her Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel Kudos.
The novel’s narrator, Alec Pryor, has lived a life that closely reflects that of Alan Turing.
Rachel Cusk and Karl Ove Knausgaard embarked on works blurring the boundaries between fiction and autobiography. Now the two series have come to an end, did they find the freedom they craved?
Brain and brawn combine in Toby Litt’s book about his wrestling champion ancestor.
The problem with literary criticism in the digital age.
Denis Johnson’s posthumous The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is not only remarkable as a document of a great writer facing death – it’s remarkable because it is among the best of his books
Anyone who knows the history of The Book of Disquiet will know what a bold claim completeness is.
The Mountain Goats musician's novel has some structural problems, but is not without interest and insight.