Relies a bit too much on some melodramatic turns, but otherwise … City of Ulysses is a fine — and, in places, very good — novel of an artist life, as well as an effective account of the times and changes Read on! →
“Woodall’s stark, lucid yet powerfully figurative prose has to embrace both the word and the image. Real and breathing portraits of suppurating human life and detailed descriptions of the cruelty and mental torture of alienated labour are all there in November.” Read the Read on! →
“An even more unabashedly autobiographical work than Higgins’s other path-breaking works in the form, the last word in a series of increasingly risky and valuable works which collectively reveal that ‘life is a story told’.” You can read the full Read on! →
“[SLIPPING] concerns itself with the psychology of the delusional Albert Jackson and his desire to have a book written about him. He wants it to be a mixture of fact and fiction, in order to be understood, particularly by his two grown-up Read on! →
“These stories inhabit a place where the line between the real and the supernatural stretches thin; they’re animated by the existential tension that this implies.” Read more online at David’s literature blog.
“…a genre-bending, ambitious-to-the-max debut novel that revolves around a fictional uprising in Puerto Rico. At its best, this complex, experimental narrative succeeds at blending speculative fiction, magic realism, and techno-realism. Colarusso also succeeds in offering insightful commentary on the nuances Read on! →
Set in England and Ireland, and mostly written in a time before smartphones and iPads, Alannah Hopkin’s stories are off-beat and charmingly eccentric. Read the full review online at RTE.
A PERFECT DISHARMONY – Sébastien Brebel The paradox embedded in the title captures the existential mood of these 13 stories, in which characters remain largely anonymous and situations full of angst. French novelist Brebel’s book comes in at just about Read on! →
With the publication of Healy’s collected plays in the ambitious Dalkey Press project edited by Keith Hopper and Neil Murphy, we can see that throughout his thirteen plays, which date from 1985 to 2010, Healy was a restless experimenter with Read on! →
The eight short-yet-powerful stories that make up this collection reveal an intriguing new voice in translated fiction, in general, and speculative fiction, in particular. Each piece is unnerving in its own unique way, whether it deals with a lonely colony Read on! →