Click here to read a piece I wrote for the Penguin Books website about Jeanette Winterson on the occasion of her 60th birthday…
Click here to read my review in the Irish Times of Rachel Cusk’s collection of essays, Coventry.
Martin Amis, the literary world’s oldest enfant terrible, is 70 years old tomorrow. Which sounds like a good time to ask: how’s his career going?
For the public good and the avoidance of doubt, I’ve ranked his fourteen novels here, from trex to twang.
Click here to read my review in the New Statesman of Tove Ditlevsen’s memoirs, the Copenhagen Trilogy.
Click here to read my Irish Times review of Elizabeth Hardwick’s collection of essays on women and literature, Seduction and Betrayal, and of her fragmented novel Sleepless Nights.
Click here to read my review in The Times of Lila Savage’s debut novel Say Say Say, about a young woman caring for a dementia patient.
(It’s paywalled, but if you register for free you should be able to view two articles per week. Mine first, of course!)
Click here to read my review in the Irish Times of Anakana Schofield’s novel Bina. (Elderly readers may recall that I praised her previous novel Martin John.) Unfortunately if you don’t live in Canada, you will probably only be able to buy it from there and have it shipped internationally—until an enterprising UK, US or Irish publisher picks it up.