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In the author’s debut novel, ‘the threat of a sharp edge is on every page’ 

BY Haley Mlotek | 15 JUL 20

A bleak tale of a girl raised in isolation, ‘I Who Have Never Known Men’ takes on new meaning amidst the current wave of lockdown narratives

BY Haley Mlotek | 08 JUN 20

‘Death in Her Hands’ toys with the conventions of crime fiction in ways that are often heavy-handed 

BY ​Tyler Patterson | 22 APR 20

Learning to survive a jittering feed of survivalist pro tips and transhumanist dreck

BY Brian Dillon | 12 FEB 20

Green unpleasant land? As the UK braces for election week, it might be time to abandon the myth of Englishness

BY Adam Harper | 10 DEC 19

The most remarkable thing about ‘The Mysterious Correspondent’ is the way it deals directly with gay and lesbian characters

BY Aaron Peck | 28 NOV 19

Awarding the Nobel to a Milosevic apologist, splitting the Booker Prize, and the death of the Western canon’s most ardent defender: what is the political function of literary culture today?

BY Helen Charman | 08 NOV 19

Radical feminist Valerie Solanas is the ambivalent guiding force in Chu’s debut book Females

BY Bryony White | 07 NOV 19

In ‘All That Beauty’, it’s not a matter of seeing better, or more clearly; it’s a matter of seeing more widely and wildly

BY Steven Zultanski | 30 OCT 19

‘Walking alone, he denied himself short-cuts in exemplary style’

BY Cal Revely-Calder | 25 OCT 19

The prolific Polish writer has a complicated relationship to nationality

BY Helen Charman | 16 OCT 19

In the Dream House grapples with the ‘bad PR’ of an abusive queer relationship

BY Bryony White | 09 OCT 19

The newly reissued novel maps the intimate spatial connections between fascism and patriarchy in postwar Austria

BY Matthew Turner | 16 SEP 19

A new book wants to understand the individuals – and identities – beneath the ‘somewhat derogatory label’

BY Juliet Jacques | 06 SEP 19

In ‘Coventry’, events seem to happen to somebody else, to a person Cusk repeatedly exposes and judges

BY Brian Dillon | 20 AUG 19

Reckoning with the legacy of Jim Harrison, whose writing portrayed women like meals – meant to give pleasure and comfort, without having any hunger themselves

BY Julia Langbein | 18 AUG 19

Like Vivian Maier’s photography, Christina Hesselholdt’s novel embraces digression and relishes humanity in its multiplicity

BY Mitch Speed | 14 AUG 19

Diana Hamilton reflects on the dual urges to be beautiful and well-reviewed – even when you want to reject both desires

BY Diana Hamilton | 06 AUG 19
News

The author of ‘Beloved’ and Nobel Laureate was a leading light of US literary life in her work as an editor and writer

BY Frieze News Desk | 06 AUG 19

Sara Sinclair’s new anthology of interviews recalls the parties, the poverty and the ongoing hero worship

BY Cal Revely-Calder | 27 JUN 19