Smith skillfully details the developing childhood friendship between the unnamed narrator and Tracey, two mixed-race girls brought together by a love of dance that transcends the boundaries of time, place, culture and race.
The most striking feature of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is the intense and unyielding brutality of the world in which his characters struggle, and frequently fail, and usually die.
Future Sex is marked by a sense of irreparable spiritual exhaustion. Witt’s great achievement is to lull the reader into this same comfortable nihilism.
A fitting commemoration of the DRB’s first ten years, Space to Think is an anthology as aesthetically charming as it is rich in content.
Black ink scratches white pages. Modiano’s quiet and understated novella weaves masterfully through time, memory and reflection.
Ahead of Guts last print issue – for now – we spoke with editor Roisin Agnew about what kind of gruesome self-excoriating to expect in their shameful sixth edition, as well as on the horizon for the project.
Emma Donoghue, who once mockingly proclaimed herself “mostly known as the locked-up children writer”, returns after Room with this tale of religious hysteria set in a Catholic Irish backwater circa 1859.
DeWitt stakes her claim as a writer of mood and of place, offering a kind of ’90s, New England equivalent to William Faulkner’s evocative south.
McBride has devised a narrative so alarmingly akin to the warblings of the barely conscious mind that the book speaks more in the patterns and rhythms of thought than in words.
Launching this Friday 18th November in the Gallery of Photography in Temple Bar, RIP Zine is the latest project from the team behind Junior magazine, photographers Ellius Grace, George Voronov and Nicholas Harpur proving – despite the name – that print is still alive. “The zine is very limited edition, read more…
Hypochondria, mothers and daughters, myth and Medusas: Deborah Levy’s beautiful novel, shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, is like a lucid dream.
As the collection builds, stories get told in wildly varied settings (and even genres), and Kleeman’s talents radiate.
The gulf between past and present becomes paper-thin in Madeleine Thien’s Man Booker shortlisted novel
Williams’ off-beat pieces feature a God who appears in everyday settings, from demolition derbies to the pharmacy, to mingle with humans in a world of random chaos and coincidence.
Readers anticipating more of the literary fireworks and postmodern magical realism that defined JSF’s first two books will be disappointed. Here I Am is a sharp departure in style.
Racial tension, religious turmoil, homophobia, AIDS: Tiffany McDaniel’s ambitious debut novel attempts to grapple with all the Big Themes.
If you like to emerge from a book feeling smart, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Instead, you might feel challenged, mortifyingly uninformed and determined to find out more
An indignant howl of rage at a system that teaches people not to think, not to engage.