Last week I saw Ali Smith in conversation with Jackie Kay through Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts. Smith is an award winning author, with multiple Man Booker nominations and a Bailey's Prize win for her acclaimed novel How to Be Both. Her recent project is one of much bigger proportions and began with her 2016 … Continue reading In Conversation with Ali Smith
It is hard to describe the plot of this book without spoilers. The story is told from Andre's perspective, as an adult, looking back on the events which occurred during the year of his 18th birthday and which completely changed his life, taking him from his home in Rio, to permanently living in London. By … Continue reading Review: Flesh and Bone and Water
Yaa Gyasi's debut novel is an exquisitely written epic of African American history through the generations of one family.
With the announcement of the winner this evening, here is a round up and some final thoughts on the Man Booker shortlist
As a huge fan of White Noise I've been keen to read more DeLillo for a while so what is the perfect opportunity other than a newly released book? I was very excited to read Zero K which I think made my experience of the first half worse than it might have been. While there … Continue reading Review: Zero K