Leo Robson is the lead fiction reviewer for the New Statesman.
The debut novelist on how he tackled the marital chaos and unsavoury opinions of a modernist poet in his Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel Playing Possum.
Kevin Davey’s Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel evokes an atmosphere of curated chaos.
Everywhere the author looks, he finds his own opinions reflected back at him.
It seems little more than an exercise in googling, an attempt to sell the listicle as literature.
Nicola Barker's novel creates a sort of wellness republic, like a year-round Burning Man.
The great French writer loathed corruption, but he didn’t much like people power either.
The footballer Zinedine Zidane is granted a recurring role, alongside David Lynch and Gerhard Richter.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness tells the story of a middle-aged hermaphrodite, or hijra.
Trump took everything that Allen hated about California - charity galas, golf, awards fever, architectural bad taste - and brought it to New York.
Lisa McInerney's prose is as vivd at capturing sensory phenomena as conveying quirk of thought.