British author Miéville has carved an ascendant career by transcending all genre bounds. And we mean 'all'.Read more
In Rivecca’s debut short-story collection, a memoirist who faked divine visions as a child ponders ‘the stunning isolation of non-belief’
So many recent coming-of-age novels are filled with fantastical vampires or wizards
Rob Sheffield shows no shame in exposing his earnest love for the ’80s
Frank Mackey is the reluctant prodigal son of a dumpy Dublin street called Faithful Place
The best popularisers of frontier science pull off a precarious balancing act
Adam Langer’s 2008 novel Ellington Boulevard used acidic humour and social commentary to frame the dehumanising consequences of urban gentrification
Anthologies are tough work, but editors can do themselves a favour simply by limiting the type of submissions by theme or solicitation
While the Great Recession finally appears to be relaxing its grip, it’ll still be a long time before most of us understand why our economy collapsed
The terms ‘literary’ and ‘thriller’ go together about as well as ‘romantic’ and ‘slasher’
From Dickens’s London to the Mumbai of Vikas Swarup’s Q&A, every city is populated by a multitude of human stories
About 10 years ago, book marketers decided that short stories should be published as ‘linked collections’
As geologist Welland tells us in the opening pages, ‘Sand is like beauty – we know it when we see it… but it seems difficult to describe.’
In the Company of Angels throbs with pain on almost every page
The basic steps for anyone wishing to compile a classic collection of short stories are fairly elementary
Given that vampire fiction has been rather fashionable of late, it’s hardly surprising that Masquerade has been a success
In Extra Lives, Bissell – a fanatical gamer and a grown-up – sketches out a critical vocabulary and a case for the merits of an art form he loves
In the time it takes to get a half decent suntan, you can finish Brett Easton Ellis’s new novella – it’s as slender as a runway model
The Passage has been billed by some (mainly its publishers) as being the biggest book this summer.
When Harry Silver got dumped by his beautiful wife, Gina, and confessed his weaknesses, fears and insecurities in the first part of Parsons’s Boys trilogy
- "Fascinating read. Well worth the purchace of this book. Kohen is a wonderful writer."
- "It is so bad because it is likely the first time she has actually tried to write comething without massive input..."
Go to a funky album launch party or get choosey at Seafood Market
Get on the floor with LTJ Bukem or wait for the Punchline...
Tuck in to lunch at Minato or cover yourself in chocolate