This year’s longlist? Exciting, predictable yet surprising with a few books I had not known existed.
A novel filled with such warmth and definitely worth the hype.
Still can’t believe it’s July and that time is just a human construct because. it. feels. so. damned. real. Here they are. The best books I’ve picked up this year. The Mothers by Brit Bennett Read in January – 5/5 stars It’s like Adichie and Morrison had a lovechild. It’s like Adichie wrote Morrison’s Sula: characters […]
“What is it about meter and cadence and rhythm that makes their makers mad?”
“Josie thinks that the problem with being a writer is that you miss a lot of your life wondering if the things that happen to you are good enough to use in a story, and most of the time they’re not and you have to make shit up anyway.”
My favourite form, my preferred mode of writing, the highlight of my dream of a mediocre life – is the short story. I can understand why people mightn’t adore poetry, but the short story, there’s no excuse, why you can read one in twenty minutes, a novel on your lunch break! And there’s every kind […]
I’ve listened to some brilliant stories read by their authors on the newest NY’er podcast (the writer’s voice). I’ve showered and powdered mid-afternoon for ultimate cosy feelings. I’ve left the washing in the rain for days to harden and sparkle with the first of the year’s frosts. And, I abandoned the Man Booker International project […]