The Coast Road

Criticism

19th September 2017

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh's first bilingual collection reveals a voice that is attentive to nature, to the world, to those moments in which we find ourselves, and one which is sprightly with a hint of devilment.

Blind Spot

Criticism Unlocked

12th September 2017

Teju Cole's first book-length meditation on photography explores how his dream-like, jetlagged images are connected by tangents to the universal in all human cultures.

Sympathy

Criticism

23rd August 2017

Olivia Sudjic's debut novel recognises online life as an active and creative culture. Like personal writing, its emotional highs and ominous shortcomings are tied up in an all-consuming act of self-fashioning.

Kill All Normies

Criticism

3rd August 2017

We are in the midst of a raging culture war defined by cruelty, extremism and intolerance. Angela Nagle's new book is a timely and insightful report from the internet battlefield.

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

Criticism

13th July 2017

China Miéville’s portrayal of the Bolsheviks' rise to power is a captivating and inspirational description of the revolutionary moment, when everything is possible.

To Be A Machine

Criticism

13th June 2017

Is the deathless age of the machine upon us?

Beauty in Broken Things

Criticism

17th May 2017

Graham Allen & Alvy Carragher take differing routes towards truth and beauty in two recent collections.

Smashing The Mirror

Criticism

30th November 2016

William Wall introduces Dave Lordan’s new essay collection, The Word in Flames

September, October

Criticism

7th November 2016

Sarah Ladipo Manyika's Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun is a work operating within the memento mori tradition of death being ever present—and closer, closer still.