Tag Archive: James Wood

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: CHIN LI

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James Wood How Fiction Works James Wood has been on my radar for some time, but it was only this autumn that I came across his delightful How Fiction Works (Jonathan Cape, 2008).… Continue reading

THE INSISTENT QUESTION: James Wood’s ‘The Nearest Thing to Life’

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James Wood The Nearest Thing to Life (Jonathan Cape, 2015) By Andy Wimbush In a diary entry from 1922, André Gide records a conversation with his friend and fellow writer André Ruyters, who… Continue reading

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