Pamela Johnson’s latest novel describes the intriguing interplay between three characters and reveals a lot about human vulnerability and resilience
Ivan Callus considers the distinctive poetic voice of Abigail Zammit
Pam Thompson finds something magical and unsettling in Peter Sansom’s shifting, complex poetry.
Merryn Williams admires the seemingly-inexhaustible poetic skill on show in a double collection from Ruth Bidgood
Grown Up explores the gap between what we teach our children and what they really want to know. We meet five young performers on a mission to understand the world around them.
Peter Ulric Kennedy critiques Graham Hardie’s ambitious and eclectic poems
A memoir by Bernard Green tells the story of a transport café over sixty years before and after World War two. My grandfather Alfred E Green was working in the London Docks before the 2nd World War and had developed into a fine plumber and metal worker. Around 1934, he started working on submarines at […]
I’ve been meaning to visit Libreria in Hanbury Street since it opened in February this year. The bookshop is the brainchild of Rohan Silva, a former civil servant and government policy advisor, which was designed by the Spanish studio SelgasCano, also responsible for the design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2015.
Established in 2007, the Aimia AGO photography prize, Canada’s optimum award for contemporary photography, was the first major art accolade to hand the general public the responsibility of choosing the winner – although an expert panel has already drawn up the list of contenders.
With otherworldly northern lights, volcanoes and hot springs, Iceland is famously a nation of natural wonders. It also has an extraordinary human wonder in its tradition of sagas, written in Icelandic, when the scholarly world was dominated by Latin, and establishing a tiny nation, in terms of population, as great when measured by its literary contribution.
Thomas Ovans recognizes the sweep and complexity of a first novel from Jane Kirwan
David Cooke examines Gill Learner’s new collection and finds a poet with a distinctive voice and many worthwhile things to say.