“Didn’t I come to Kassel precisely to seek the aesthetic instant?”
My review of The Illogic of Kassel by Enrique Vila-Matas (translated by Anne McLean and Anna Milsom and published by New Directions) has been published at Words Without Borders.
Needless to say, it’s quite the thrill to have written for an organisation that champions literature – in translation, especially – as Words Without Borders does. Big thanks to WWB’s reviews editor, KTK.
My review of Trieste by Daša Drndić is up at 3:AM Magazine. In case I don’t make myself clear in the review, Trieste is an exceptional novel. It’s been some time since I read anything with this kind of power, or something that felt so much bigger than me and my neighbourhood; I don’t mind admitting, maybe as a result of that, this is the most difficult review I’ve written.
Also, proud to have another piece of writing published by the 3:AM gang. Gratitude to K. Thomas Kahn for the opportunity – and everything else.
My review of number nine of The White Review, an arts and culture quarterly from the UK, is now up at The Writers Bloc.
This is my third and likely final piece on lit mags – I feel like I’ve said all I want to say about them now; big thanks to the Writers Bloc gang (Emma especially on this one) for the opportunity to do that.
I ordered Mary no. 3 and they sent it to my home and I read it and wrote about it here.
I had a read of Issue 18 of The Lifted Brow and The Writers Bloc has published my thoughts. Thanks again to Geoff.
My review of Great Western Highway: A Love Story (Capital, Volume One, Part Two) by Anthony Macris is now up at Verity La.
All praise is again due to Mr Featherstone.
P.S. My 2011 VL interview with Tony about his nonfiction release When Horse Became Saw can be read here.
P.P.S. Be brave.
I’ve got a review of Midnight Empire, the second novel, an addictive and sharp espionage thriller, by Andrew Croome, up at Verity La.
All praise is due to Monsieur Featherstone.