by Jo Lennan || With fox sightings up in cities, Jo Lennan examines why the animals captivate us in literature and in urban life.
by Elodie Barnes || She's reading Proust
Reviewed by Charlotte Duff || I don’t think I have ever loved a cookbook quite as much as I love Midnight Chicken.
Reviewed by Terri-Jane Dow || Performance artist Jenny Hval’s second novel, Girls Against God, is described as part manifesto, part time-travelling fever dream.
Reviewed by Juliano Zaffino || Tamás’ writing is defiantly hopeful – radically so – and yet unflinching, aware at all times of the inhumanity of both the human and nonhuman.
Reviewed by Claire Thomson || How can we care about it all? And where to begin to describe what ‘all’ might encompass? The pandemic? Democracy in crisis? Climate change? The sensible answer might be that we can’t.
by Anna Maconochie | One cold evening, a woman was stopped on the street by a fortune teller.
by Isabelle Marie Flynn || The first thing I learn is that she wears handmade clothes. The second is that she’s a fucking Capricorn. You spit the words at me between a swig of beer and a mouthful of garlic bread, shaking your head across the chequered tablecloth.
Reviewed by Juliano Zaffino || “This is a female text.” A clear declaration of feminine literary intent, the mapping of body onto text, text onto body, begins and ends in Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s genre-defying prose debut A Ghost In The Throat.
Reviewed by Laura McDonagh || Too elitist, too close to Wall Street, too much of a feminist for some Americans’ tastes and not enough for others. Except ‘feminist’ might be the wrong descriptor altogether ... How do you solve a problem like Hillary?