Friday, July 1, 2022

‘This is a perfect novel’: Sally Rooney on the book that transformed her life

Published 70 years ago, All Our Yesterdays by Natalia Ginzburg is a secret the Normal People author had been waiting to discover (from ‘The Guardian’):

Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Zelensky: A Biography; Putin: His Life and Times reviews

Striking biographies by Serhii Rudenko and Philip Short pit Ukraine’s comic actor turned wartime hero against Russia’s pragmatic, inscrutable insider (from ‘The Guardian’):

Monday, June 27, 2022


The 25 Most Significant New York City Novels From the Last 100 Years

Four writers and one bookseller gathered over Zoom to make a list devoted to fiction in which the city is more than mere setting. (from

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Michael Rosen marks Anne Frank anniversary with new poem

Seventy-five years after Diary of a Young Girl’s publication, Sonnet for Anne Frank reflects on the ‘awful paradox’ of the journal’s bright spirit and her fate (in ‘The Guardian’):