Poison? Ivy? No: merely the least-read great novelist

There is no one quite like Ivy Compton-Burnett, writes Brian McFarlane

29 Aug 12 | Comments (0)

Lifelines

David Park’s new novel adds to the evidence that we are in the midst of a golden age of Northern Irish fiction, writes Matthew McGuire

07 Aug 12 | Comments (0)

Another universe

Richard Johnstone reviews Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure

03 Aug 12 | Comments (0)

Landscape with figures

Richard Johnstone reviews William Maxwell’s The Château

04 Jul 12 | Comments (0)

An outsider at war

Richard Johnstone reviews Frederic Manning’s extraordinary account of the foot soldiers of the first world war

04 Jun 12 | Comments (0)

From cold warrior to Tory radical

In John Le Carré’s five-decade writing career, Peter Love detects growing echoes of an older voice

10 May 12 | Comments (1)

How weird does this mob still seem?

Impossibly remote in many ways, the late fifties are portrayed with verve and nuance in John O’Grady’s bestselling novel, writes Brian McFarlane

01 May 12 | Comments (0)

Life; London; this moment of June

Although she undoubtedly drew on her own life, Virginia Woolf’s modernist novels are not essays about herself, writes Jill Kitson. Woolf wrote about “life and death, sanity and insanity, through the shimmer of thoughts”

13 Apr 12 | Comments (3)