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Leo Robson is the lead fiction reviewer for the New Statesman.
It may be the third volume in Dangarembga’s trilogy, but the Booker-shortlisted This Mournable Body is a sequel that doesn’t rely on its predecessors.
The Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novelist on her sixth novel The Mermaid of Black Conch, the power of myths and why there are no rules in literature.
The English novelist on the power of innovative fiction, the “sad but luminous muddle” of being alive, and his Goldsmiths-shortlisted work The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again.
How the American novelist ceased to find meaning in the world's white noise.
The Athletic journalist’s powers of observation have transformed the way we watch the game.
With his millionaire playboy, F Scott Fitzgerald inadvertently created a cult. But in the age of Trump, it’s clear Gatsby was always the book’s true villain.
The debut novelist on his criminal past, generational trauma, and how falling in love changed him.
The latest novels by Graham Swift and Daniel Kehlmann take the conceit of literature as "rough magic" about as far as it will go.
Too Much and Never Enough is an account of the desolate childhood that “created the world’s most dangerous man”.
The American novelist Anne Tyler on writing ordinary men, researching on YouTube, and what’s wrong with her first three novels.