July, 2017

Flights review

"A thing in motion will always be better than a thing at rest." I review Olga Tokarczuk's Flights for the Financial Times


June, 2017

Il Cartello

Il Cartello asks me to draw some parallels between the current moment and the one in which I wrote A Disorder Peculiar to the Country.


April, 2017

Spaceman of Bohemia

I review a novel about the first Czech astronaut, Spaceman of Bohemia, for the Financial Times.


March, 2017

The Book That Changed America

When Darwin's Origin came to America. My review in the Financial Times.


February, 2017

Grossman review

I review Israeli writer David Grossman's novel about a comically unfunny standup comic, A Horse Walks into a Bar. in the Washington Post.


February, 2017

Time essay

My essay-review about the nature of time, in the Financial Times


January, 2017

Moonglow in the FT

With warmth and sympathy, Michael Chabon writes a family history tied up with the invention of space travel. I review Moonglow in the Financial Times.


December, 2016

The Feud in the FT

Nabokov and Wilson go head-to-head over Eugene Onegin. I review Alex Beam's The Feud in the Financial Times.


October, 2016


Pro-tobacco activists find love in a Jersey City squat. I review Nell Zink's quirky novel, Nicotine, in the Financial Times.


September, 2016

Race and fiction

Further thoughts on race, fiction and Lionel Shriver's Mandibles, in the Washington Post.


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