I review Israeli writer David Grossman's novel about a comically unfunny standup comic in the Washington Post.
My essay-review about the nature of time, in the Financial Times
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.
Nabokov and Wilson go head-to-head over Eugene Onegin. I review Alex Beam's The Feud in the Financial Times.
Pro-tobacco activists find love in a Jersey City squat. I review Nell Zink's quirky novel, Nicotine, in the Financial Times.
Further thoughts on race, fiction and Lionel Shriver's Mandibles, in the Washington Post.
What if slavery was still legal? I review Underground Airlines in the Financial Times.
I review Lionel Shriver's right-wing dystopian novel, The Mandibles, in the Washington Post.