A social chronicler and prolific journalist as well as a fiction writer, Colette provided a highly original woman’s perspective on life in stultifying patriarchal times.
Victory City marks a return for Rushdie, who has not set a novel substantially on the Indian subcontinent for over a decade.
Bret Easton Ellis’s first novel in 13 years blurs fact and fiction, mining his youth for material. The result is Joan Didion meets Brian De Palma.
Evelyn Waugh’s outrageous third novel was controversial, but not for the reasons you might expect.
Canada’s immigration system should accept our chosen families and unconventional forms of love, such as friends with deep bonds.
Pure Colour confirms Sheila Heti as one of the most inventive, searching, scintillating and mind-bending writers working today.
Literary fiction is robust enough to withstand the challenges the 21st century throws at it.
Far from grasping at Cold War certainties, Le Carré’s Smiley embraces the changing role of the British spy.
Astronomer Bryan Gaensler picks five speculative and science fiction novels worth reading, including Omar El Akkad’s American War.
Author and activist Arundhati Roy proves once again that she is a passionate voice of dissent in a nation that’s tilting towards authoritarianism.
Leo Zeilig’s novel features a superbly crafted cast of characters. It’s a page turner for readers interested in the profound questions of radical politics and humanity.
The protagonist in the novel ‘The Silent Minaret’ gets us to question that powerful political-cultural myth of being tied to nation. That is a remarkable achievement in fiction.
A South African novel, published in 1980 and dealing with the Soweto student uprising four years earlier, still provides lessons for students today.