Acts of Desperation

As an "informal experiment", Kevin Power examines Megan Nolan's debut novel – and its reviews – and reflects on the purpose and meaning of literary criticism.

Criticism 23rd June 2021

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World

To sit through Adam Curtis's latest offering is to experience a work of art that is alternately lush, oneiric, austere, startling, thrilling, amusing, persuasive, shocking, glib, beautiful.

Criticism 15th April 2021

Mantel Pieces

To watch Hilary Mantel go to work on the world is one of contemporary literature’s unalloyed pleasures.

Criticism 10th February 2021

The Enchantress of Florence

Criticism Issue 10, Volume 2: Summer 2008

The Dead Hotel

Fiction Issue 4, Volume 2: Summer 2006

The Spider

1st June 2004

Kevin Power

Kevin Power’s novel White City is published by Scribner UK.