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The Otherworlds of Liz Jensen

A Critical Reading ‘The first study of one of the most innovative of contemporary novelists, Liz Jensen, and of the “otherworlds” in her fiction.’ Read more on the Boydell and Brewer website.

On the set of The 9th Life of Louis Drax

“The main character, a kid called Louis Drax, is in a coma. He’s fallen off a cliff on a family picnic. He might have been pushed by one of his parents. His doctor falls in love with his mother. Anyway, the kid does nothing but lie in bed and talk to a ghost with a […]

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Climate change: the spectre hanging over every child, is the single most urgent issue of our times – and a challenge to any novelist. But how to write fiction about the Earth’s storm-filled future without a whiff of the pulpit? Barbara Kingsolver’s paradoxical solution is to set her story on a sheep farm in the […]

Matthew “Q” Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook, discusses Asperger’s, Genre-Busting and the Apocalypse with Liz Jensen

Liz Jensen and Matthew Quick became penpals and friends a decade ago. Here Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook, Sorta Like A Rock Star, Boy 21, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, The Good Luck of Right Now, Love May Fail, Every Exquisite Thing and the forthcoming The Reason You’re Alive, talks to Liz about […]