Tag: literary

33. ‘Names for the Sea’ by Sarah Moss

In 2009, the year of the global financial crisis, Sarah Moss moved to Iceland with her husband and two children. She had got a job at the university there, so for a year they decided to try out… Read More

32. ‘Flights’ by Olga Tokarczuk

An Olga Tokarczuk novel is a mosaic – this is how she described it when I saw her at Hay Festival earlier this year. I’ve never read anything by Tokarczuk before, but Flights seemed like a good place to… Read More

31. ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ by Jeanette Winterson

It’s a little difficult for me to review this book, partly because I read it in a single day nearly two months ago, and partly because Jeanette Winterson’s work is always so complex and philosophical that it’s tricky… Read More

28. ‘Weight’ by Jeanette Winterson

A couple of weeks ago, the good people at Canongate sent me #TheMyths series – a beautiful collection in which major authors retell popular myths. Weight is the first one that I picked up, partly because it had… Read More

#TheMyths from Canongate

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I received a very exciting parcel a couple of weeks ago. It contained Canongate’s #TheMyths series, a collection of six short books examining and retelling some of history’s most… Read More