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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.
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.