Tag Archives: Helen FitzGerald

My Top Ten Books of the Year

I made two major discoveries as a reader this year. The first was Kent Haruf. My editor at Faber has been telling me for ages that I needed to read his books, and I finally got round to it. Wow. I … Continue reading

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Linlithgow Book Festival tomorrow

I’m delighted to be appearing at the Linlithgow Book Festival tomorrow with the wonderful Helen FitzGerald, 3.45pm in the Masonic Hall. See you there, folks!

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My Top Ten Books of the Year

OK, so here are my top ten novels of the year. Lemme know what you think, and what your own favourites are. I won’t write much about each here, but you can click on the book covers for my reviews … Continue reading

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My latest Big Issue book reviews

OK so here are my latest book reviews in The Big Issue magazine. Two harrowing but brilliant reads – Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry (Faber) and J. Robert Lennon’s Familiar (Serpent’s Tail). While I’m here I want to give a shout … Continue reading

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My review of The Cry by Helen FitzGerald in The Independent on Sunday

Here’s my review of Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry, easily one of my favourite novels this year. It’s fucking terrifying. It’s so terrifying I was describing it to another writer in the pub recently, just telling them what happens in it, … Continue reading

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Faber & Faber, how come you are so good?*

This is going to sound like total brown-nosing (ass-kissing to my American friends), but most of my favourite books of this year so far have been published by Faber & Faber. My publisher. Seriously, here’s a list of fantastic novels: … Continue reading

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“What is it with you and car crashes?”

OK, so had my first ever event based on Hit & Run at the weekend there, a joint event at the Margins Festival in The Arches alongside fantastic writer and pal Helen FitzGerald, hosted by the equally talented Anneliese Mackintosh … Continue reading

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