Leo Robson is the lead fiction reviewer for the New Statesman.
French's attempt to elevate crime fiction into literature leaves the reader in a near-constant state of befuddlement.
When an author dies, literary estates take over – bringing disputes, fraud and conflagrations.
Sex, strife and a move to the right: how the American novelist faced up to his personal life in fiction.
The poet discusses film noir, the lost heart of Los Angeles, and his Goldsmith Prize-winning verse novel The Long Take.
Gabriel Josipovici on his Goldsmiths-shortlised novel The Cemetery in Barnes, agendas in fiction, and whether literary prizes are a force for good.
In this Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel, as elsewhere, Josipovici favours a sort of insidious obliqueness.
Exploring the role played by negative emotions in recent history.
Dyer has always been a writer for whom talking about something properly and honestly means talking about a lot of other things as well.
Michelle Dean’s Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion engineers a “cohort” of female writers as varied as Joan Didion, Hannah Arendt and Zora Neale Hurston.
Catholic and rational, profound and comic, Scottish and international: the novelist squared circle after circle.