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PIECES OF A PUZZLE: ‘Tangram’ by Juan Carlos Márquez, trans. by James Womack

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Juan Carlos Márquez, Tangram, translated by James Womack (Nevsky Books, 2017) By Ellen Jones Juan Carlos Márquez’s latest book is organised according to the eponymous tangram, a puzzle made up of seven flat shapes… Continue reading

FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES: Mikhail Lermontov’s ‘A Hero of Our Time’, trans. by Elizabeth Cheresh Allen

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Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of our Time, translated by Elizabeth Cheresh Allen (Northwestern University Press, 1840/2016) By Alex Fleming “You’ll say to me again that an individual can’t be so bad, but I’ll say to… Continue reading

A CONVERSATION WITH MARGOT LIVESEY, AUTHOR OF ‘MERCURY’

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Margot Livesey Mercury (Harper, 2016) by Anne Kniggendorf (author image Tony Rinaldi) Studying logic at the University of York made a deep impression on Scottish novelist Margot Livesey. “Oneof the developments in logic was the… Continue reading

SMALL-TOWN SOUTH AFRICA: Colette Victor’s ‘What to Do with Lobsters in a Place like Klippiesfontein’

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Colette Victor, What to Do with Lobsters in a Place like Klippiesfontein (Cargo, 2015) By Lynnda Wardle Post-apartheid South Africa is not an easy setting for a novel. Writers feel bound somehow to tackle… Continue reading

2013: Reads of the Year – Mark West

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Three American novels blew me away this year: A.M. Homes May We Be Forgiven (2013, Granta) A masterclass in form and technique, Homes’s novel has the driest narrative voice I’ve read in a while: deadpan,… Continue reading

LOVERS AND DEMONS: Bethany Ruth Anderson’s Swings and Roundabouts

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Bethany Ruth Anderson Swings and Roundabouts (Bamboccioni Books, 2013) by Karyn Dougan New Scottish author Bethany Ruth Anderson has teamed-up with new Scottish-based publisher Bamboccioni Books to publish her debut novel, Swings and Roundabouts. Think… Continue reading

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