Click here to read my review in The Guardian of the Man Booker International Prize-longlisted novel The Pine Islands, by Marion Poschmann (tr. Jen Calleja).
Click here to read my review in The Spectator of Ahmet Altan’s memoir/essays from prison, I Will Never See the World Again.
Click here to read my reviews in the Irish Times of the first UK publications of Gerald Murnane’s first novel Tamarisk Row, and his last, Border Districts.
Click here to read my review in the Guardian of Fiona Benson’s new poetry collection, which I expect to be one of the most praised and talked-about of the year.
Click here to read, just in time for last-minute present-buying for bookish friends, my review in The Spectator of The Penguin Classics Book, a beautiful, sumptuous, detailed and shaming history and catalogue of perhaps the only classics publisher in the UK that is a genuine household name.
Click here to read my Irish Times review of two new Lucia Berlin books: Evening in Paradise (more stories, following from A Manual for Cleaning Women) and the memoir/photos/letters collected as Welcome Home.
If you’re squeamish, close your eyes now. Click here to read my paperback review of Mariana Enriquez’s very disturbing but compelling collection of stories. (You can open them again.)