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In his fascinating new book on Russian short stories, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, Saunders considers how readers experience fiction.
The Australian novelist on fifth novel Meanwhile in Dopamine City, surveillance capitalism and why Beowulf deserves a retrospective Goldsmiths Prize.
The Russian writer's tales of stasis, uncertainty and irresolution determined the path of 20th-century fiction.
In his latest novel, Lerner attempts to use 1990s America to explain Donald Trump’s US, a nation hamstrung by a degraded political discourse and toxic masculinity run rampant.
His work was powered by bile and dread, but the Austrian novelist found laughter in the dark.
Amy Arnold on her Goldsmiths-shortlisted novel Slip of a Fish, science and fiction, and testing the limits of her readers’ empathy.
This Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel commits itself absolutely to portraying the troubled state of mind of its protagonist.
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.