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Actress turned writer Dawn French with her new book, According to Yes

Review: According to Yes, Dawn French

A British nanny glides into a regimented family, upending its members’ structured lives and rigid routines. This may sound like a Mary Poppins scenario, but it isn’t. This is Dawn French’s new novel According to Yes: an often-gritty and poignant account of …
Writer Rogelio Alfonzo Mendoza

Behind the Quiet Fences

Emerging young writer Rogelio Alfonzo Mendoza has an abundance of energy and imagination. Born in Venezuela and now living in Sydney, Australia, Mendoza is tomorrow launching his new book Behind the Quiet Fences. The attraction to the thriller genre goes back many …
Review: J, Howard Jacobson

Review: J, Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson is a novelist known for his humour and wit. His 2010 Man Booker Prize winning novel The Finkler Question is one of few Booker winners to be so brazenly comedic, wearing humour as a heart proudly on its sleeve. Not …
Review: Orfeo by Richard Powers

Review: Orfeo by Richard Powers

Orfeo is the story of Peter Els, a septuagenarian composer, musicologist, DIY microbiologist, and now America’s most wanted bioterrorist. Written by American Richard Powers, the story of Els’ 70 years of life unfolds before the reader along interweaving strands of narrative: in …