Paul reviews this year's winner of the Man Booker International Prize, Celestial Bodies, by Jokha Alharthi, translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth.
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.
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.
In anticipation of Ian McEwan's forthcoming Machines Like Me, I look at his 2016 Nutshell, a book with a premise that once put me off but which, it turns out, I loved.
Paul reviews Valeria Luiselli's 2019 novel Lost Children Archive, recently longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction.
Paul review's Juan Gabriel Vásquez's The Shape of the Ruins, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean. This book was recently longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize.
Paul reviews The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas, by -- perhaps -- Daniel James.
It's been nearly a quarter century since I read anything by Stephen King. I tried his most recent, The Outsider, to see if he and I could come back together.
Ryan O’Neill: Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers
Paul reviews Ryan O'Neill's Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers.