A Guest at the Feast


8th February 2023

In this fine set of essays, Colm Tóibín's ebullience and intelligence is consistently apparent.

The Netanyahus


25th January 2023

‘One requires only a few moments in the Cohenverse to grasp that here is perhaps the only person in the world with the discipline, intelligence, and voracity to render even the most exacting of inner critics speechless.’

Negative Space


8th December 2022

‘Negative Space is a memoir of sorts, a record of a time of life and its catastrophes, but its main concern is contemporary art. Or, rather, the embodying of those spirits and effluents given off by art.’



23rd November 2022

‘His pain is made approachable, relatable, interesting—whatever else he may be, Carrère is always good company.’

Chilean Poet


8th June 2022

‘What to write about a new work that does not entirely excite or thrill, from one of the most exciting and thrilling writers of the last ten, twenty years?’



20th April 2022

Louise Kennedy's mordant debut novel is visceral, powerful, and full of compassion.

The Trees


30th March 2022

In an oeuvre of funny and, at times, caustically angry books, 'The Trees' might be Percival Everett’s funniest and angriest yet.

Send Nudes


16th March 2022

Saba Sams's vibrant collection explores the narratives we construct for ourselves—and the narratives others construct for us.

Butcher’s Dozen

Criticism Essay

25th January 2022

Sean O'Reilly on the reissue of Thomas Kinsella's ‘Butcher's Dozen’ to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday: “a timely reminder that the past has to be fought for and poetry is not beyond lending a hand.”