Contemporary Literature

We can disagree with Annie Ernaux’s politics while saying she deserves her Nobel Prize

The great man’s peerless poetry is not the “soppy stuff” of cheap romanticism, but a harsh, unsparing — and often beautiful — look at the world

So entropic is Geoff Dyer’s latest that the reader seeks desperately for structure

Narrative, voice and good novels — not always at the same time

The timid world of BritLit needs to be shaken up by a mutinous new clique of writers

The greatest works of fiction published this year

On this episode of The Critic Books podcast, Francesca Peacock speaks to Salley Vickers about The Gardener