Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro's 2001 collection of stories, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.
Paul reviews this year's winner of the Man Booker International Prize, Celestial Bodies, by Jokha Alharthi, translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth.
Trevor and Betsy look at "My Mother's Dream," a surprisingly upbeat story that concludes The Love of a Good Woman.
Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro's "Before the Change," from The Love of a Good Woman.
Paul reviews Sayaka Murata's Convenience Store Woman, translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori and recently longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award.
Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro's "Rich as Stink," from The Love of a Good Woman.
Paul reviews Sjón's CoDex 1962, translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. This novel was recently placed on this year's Best Translated Book Award longlist.
Ian McEwan's latest novel, Machines Like Me, is an alternative history of the 1980s. There's a lot to recommend it, but in the end I don't.
Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro's "The Children Stay," from The Love of a Good Woman.
William Trevor's "Making Conversation," from Last Stories, seems like a straightforward, if strange, episode where a woman is confronted by someone who accuses her of having an affair with her husband. She is not, but it's not that simple. Indeed, the story goes into some dark, painful territory.