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.

Hunting on the Boundary

Criticism

4th November 2016

Deborah Levy's seventh novel is an investigation into the threads of relationship and the primitive, enduring connections between body and mind.

Passing Open Windows

Criticism

3rd November 2016

Mia Gallagher explores the ‘still, beautiful, profound’ autofiction of Rachel Cusk's 'Transit'.

Hallucinating Vividly for Hours

Criticism

1st November 2016

Doireann Ní Ghríofa gets inside the head of Eimear McBride's second novel.

Notes From The Void

Criticism

29th September 2016

Mike McCormack's 'Solar Bones' finds beauty and joy in the interplay of the routine and the extraordinary; of quotidian and mystic.