• How High We Go In The Dark by Sequioa Nagamatsu

    Book Review There seem to be two dominant schools of thought as to how the Covid pandemic is going to affect literature, from an artistic rather than an economic point of view. Will readers want to avoid anything disease and pandemic-related, opting instead for escapism from the defining event of this generation or will writers […]

  • Mitch Benn, Pierre Bourdieu and the Citadels of Literature

    This week The Guardian ran an interview with author and stand-up comedian Mitch Benn, one which I thought raised some interesting questions. On the surface, the interview might almost be described as ‘inspiring’, a tale of lucky breaks and careers kickstarted by happenstance as Benn recounts landing a book deal for his comedy-SF novel via […]