Certain AmericanStates by Catherine Lacey review piercingly good short stories

Love, loss and the missed out on connections of domesticity are uncomfortably observed in this exceptionally lively collection from the American author A sentence, in English, is as long as a piece of string. You can keep going so long as you do not get here, so it is as much about deferment as shipment. Read more about Certain AmericanStates by Catherine Lacey review piercingly good short stories[…]

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler review a late-life coming-of-age tale

In the American authors 22nd book, a female in her 60s start a whimsical objective however is it too late for flexibility? I t appears odd that the coming-of-age book ought to still mainly be restricted to that time of life when youth enters their adult years, when, for a lot of people, the truly Read more about Clock Dance by Anne Tyler review a late-life coming-of-age tale[…]

Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dies aged 84

Prolific author and critic, whose credits consist of a Star Trek episode and the narrative A Boy and His Dog, passed away in his sleep The acclaimed author Harlan Ellison has actually passed away at the age of 84. In his profession, Ellison edited 1,800 narratives, movie scripts, novellas, reviews, teleplays and essays, winning 8 Read more about Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dies aged 84[…]

‘If only I’d been warned!’ – writers choose books to give to their younger selves

Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Tessa Hadley, David Nicholls and others choose reading matter that would have been useful when young Julian Barnes Julian Barnes. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images I dont regret any of the literary reading I missed out on in my youth. I rather enjoy the chronological hazard of not discovering Huckleberry Finn and Read more about ‘If only I’d been warned!’ – writers choose books to give to their younger selves[…]

Fox 8 by George Saunders: a fantastical tale from the Man Booker winner

This week the master of the short story won the Booker for Lincoln in the Bardo. Fox 8 is a heartfelt letter to Yumans Deer Reeder: First may I say, sorry for any werds I spel rong. Because I am a fox! So dont rite or spel perfect. But here is how Ilerned to rite Read more about Fox 8 by George Saunders: a fantastical tale from the Man Booker winner[…]