Tag Archives: fiction

Books, books, glorious books: my 2019 highlights

A year of rewarding reading.

Writing as Therapy: Damon Galgut on Unpicking a Psychological Knot Through Fiction

The award-winning gay author Damon Galgut reflects on the compulsion behind crafting stories –  and what it means to be a “real” novelist.

A powerful portrait of the immigrant experience: “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” reviewed

This is easily one of the best debut novels of the year: an unflinching, lyrical dissection of tragedy and trauma — large and small.

Alan Hollinghurst: Lines of beauty

The Man-Booker author Alan Hollinghurst talks about Tennyson and taking ecstasy.

Lessons from a Nobel Laureate​: the late Nadine Gordimer on South Africa’s turmoil

A chat with the late Nadine Gordimer in which she discussed her last novel, banned books and her life’s big regret.

A novel idea

Veteran ad man John Hunt on his debut novel, The Space Between The Space Between.