Me on Virginie Despentes, Rihanna and Maggie Nelson up at Killings.
My latest column for Kill Your Darlings is on Alice Robinson’s debut novel about grief, memory and landscape, Anchor Point.
‘Earth Dances is a vivid and rarely less than astute history of the debt modern music simultaneously owes to the inheritances of tradition, and the texture of dissonance.’
My take on Andrew Ford’s latest book is now up on Killings.
‘Nothing intensifies an experience but simultaneously nullifies the thinking mind more than pain’
My take on Jacqueline Rose’s fierce, insightful and wide-ranging new book is now up at Killings
‘The alchemy of successful characters may be too much of a single-minded pursuit for much realist fiction but, without it, or a surer hand with prose, any number of fantastic ideas flicker briefly, then are gone.’
Read my Weekend Australian (11-12 May) review of Robert Edeson’s The Weaver Fish and Ray Glickman’s Reality here.