Thursday, 4 January 2018

Six of the best short story collections last year were by Akhil Sharma, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, David Hayden, Joanna Walsh, Jeffrey Eugenides & William Boyd. Here's my round-up for the Spectator

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

A Christmas Day Backlisted podcast with Andy Miller, John Mitchinson, James Cook and me discussing Ian Fleming, Bond, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Listen here

Saturday, 23 December 2017

One of my favourite books of the year was Tom Rachman's collection of Trump tales, Basket of Deplorables. Here's my piece for Review 31

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A dirty great Big Mac of a book. My piece on UnAmerican Activities, James Miller's descent into the moronic inferno of 21st-century America, for Review 31

Monday, 11 December 2017

My review of the essential anthology, Best European Fiction 2018 from the Dalkey Archive Press in the TLS

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

I will be co-chairing a Dodo Ink Showcase with novelist and editor Sam Mills, at Burley Fisher Books on Wed December 13th. Speaking will be Dodo Ink authors Neil Griffiths, Seraphina Madsen, and James Miller. Do come along for mulled wine, and some daring, challenging fiction. Tickets here



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Faith, doubt, and temptation are explored in As A God Might Be, an epic Dovstoevskian novel by Neil Griffiths. Here's my piece for Literary Review