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Billy Collins

Last night I had the good fortune to meet Billy Collins after he had performed…

Volleying and thundering

You would think I might get these all right. No, I got 6 / 7.…

Muriel Spark, The Finishing School

This novel was sent to me by Penguin, so that I could add a review…

Save the canon!

Sean O’Brien is one of my favourite poets. His work has always shown its rootedness…

Mr Wilson’s Old Boys

…is probably a good title for an article I shall write about my experience addressing…

The Book of Dave

Will Self is never a cosy read, and The Book of Dave is no exception.…

Edge Hill Prize

To the Royal Exchange on Friday, for the award of the first Edge Hill Short…

On Chesil Beach

Just got round to reading this novel. You may recall that, over at Patternings, Ann…

Oh for an editor

Over at Patternings, Ann Darnton points out how her reading of Chesil Beach was spoilt…

Writing for profit?

Recent analyses of what writers earn confirm pretty much what we all knew anyway, which…