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Johanna Thomas-Corr is a literary critic and a New Statesman contributing writer
In the final instalment in her of “living autobiography” trilogy, Levy asks: how does a woman construct a life after losing the scaffold of the traditional family home?
How the 54-year-old novelist has made a career out of destruction and reinvention.
The novel veers between jet-setting farce and musings on recent issues of Current Biology.
The infamous Canadian psychologist returns with more lofty self-help sermons. But his quest for order is thwarted by the tragicomedy of his own life.
The oddball American writer’s debut novel is a witty and true depiction of the experience of living online.
Spufford’s new novel is a quiet, contemplative book about the imagined future lives of children killed in a German V2 attack during the Blitz.
The debut novel of a celebrated millennial critic is scornful, cold and – even worse – boring.
Porter’s tribute to Bacon is a short work, dense with allusions, somewhere between a prose-poem and a play script.
Perhaps it's best to think of Summer as something other than a novel or, at least, a distinct subgenre of the novel. Fast fiction?
Midway through Jenny Kleeman’s entertaining survey of the latest advances in life sciences, I began to worry.