Genre: Literary

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Mar 21
It’s Brooklyn, What Could be Weird?

It’s Brooklyn, What Could be Weird?

Forget about fierce young women, ruthless men and small furry-footed homebodies, in the pages of Jeremy Bushnell’s The Weirdness saving the world falls to a hapless aspiring writer from Brooklyn (where hapless young writers abound). Billy Ridgeway, nearing thirty and too distracted by the strange and wonderful world around him… Read more »

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Feb 22
A Poetic and Moving Portrait of A Village

A Poetic and Moving Portrait of A Village

Donal Ryan’s exploration of village life after the collapse of the Irish economy is full of beautiful writing and interesting characters. It’s easy to see why this debut made the Booker Prize longlist last summer as well as being named the Book of the Year by the Irish Book Awards…. Read more »

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Jan 15
Perfect by Rachel Joyce

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

There are a number of British writers — Penelope Lively, Mark Haddon, and Tessa Hadley come to mind — whose prose embodies what I think of as an essential Englishness. Their style is clear, brisk, sometimes verging on no nonsense, but at the same time deeply empathetic to the breadth… Read more »

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